UX Leadership, design, and strategy.
I’m Diane Cronenwett, an experienced design lead with a specialty in crafting holistic design strategy for Silicon Valley based Fortune 500 tech companies. I hold two Master’s degrees. My UX portfolio contains work from past companies and UX courses and other writing on UX topics.
My teaching and writing reflect my own experiences working in tech, and my personal journey finding a career in user experience. My point of view is from someone who has worked in the tech industry, from the vantage point of not having a formal education in design. I had passion for the craft, and great mentors to learn from.
I have lived the same anxieties navigating a career in tech and pursuing my passion for user experience as many of the students watching my courses. View all my courses here.
From the blog
So what is the difference between these designer roles and which UX role should I apply to? This is a common question, and it can be overwhelming to sort out various job titles. Titles for designers...
Prototyping is an essential part of the the design process, here's some questions to ask yourself when you create your prototype: 1. Is the design problem clear?If you can distill your problem...
Full confession: I didn't study design in school. I learned visual design the hard way- on the job. Early in my career, my wireframes were unattractive. The spacing was off, and the...
UX Portfolio Case Study Examples
A companion site to my short course “Building and Maintaining your UX portfolio” on how to construct a UX portfolio case study, based on feedback from learners. The site walks through in detail what to include in your portfolio.