At Viget, we work on everything from content sites to complex applications. Accordingly, as UX designers, we need to maintain a well-rounded and contemporary set of skills that we can draw upon as needed.
We're constantly learning from the variety of client projects, and we have time each week for professional development. But sometimes we want to build skills collectively, maximizing the chance for collaborative learning and knowledge-sharing. Recently, we’ve experimented with design challenges as a way to develop skills as a team.
Design Challenges offer a fun way for us to explore new techniques as a team, outside of the constraints of client work. In the past year, we’ve run challenges to improve our prototyping skills, develop empathy for usability test participants, and explore the use of fun to change behavior.