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Embarking on my journey in UX with IBM clients, I quickly realized the pivotal role of bridging the gap between design thinking and stakeholders. Guiding them through the intricacies of understanding human behaviors, I aimed to illuminate how this insight could shape products and interfaces, enhancing success.

However, it wasn't just about imparting knowledge; it was about fostering a deeper understanding through teaching and mentoring.

 

In embracing humility, I discovered that ego dissolution became my greatest achievement, paving the way for genuine connection and collaboration in every project endeavor.

Teaching &
Training

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"Everyone who is looking to grow should work in the service industry and teach at least once in their lives."

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"This Section Requires Ego"

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"An AI rendering of Shalyn teaching UX design to a classroom.  Very Accurate."

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"A methodology created to help folks understand how human centered design and agile work together.  Where is the AI centered design?"

- 10 years UX, product, taught UX basics, process, and utilization to all clients.
- 2 years Lead Instructor of UX/UI at General Assembly NYC
- Curriculum adjustment and creation, which includes slideshow decks for every subject covered.
-  Presentation deck design focused on audience needs.
- Constant iteration based on student feedback.
- Project planning for both student projects as well as staff and company projects.
- Feedback-based grading and mentorship
- Team creation; putting together successful teams based on expressed areas of interest, their professional goals, and personality.
- Project managing for students; act as manager to deliver feedback, advice, encouragement, life lessons.
- Manager of assistants, class presentation creation, feedback loops.


Spoke on panels about Diversity and Bias in Tech:
- Specifically speaking about gender issues in interface design.

Want to know a little more about my process at Bluewolf, an IBM company?
 

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"For My Data-Mining Friends"

  • Over 2 years of teaching and training UX professionally in a bootcamp setup

  • Mentor folks in the tech industry with process or UX and product design

  • Training co-workers and clients on design thinking, UX, process flow, product, etc.

  • Volunteer teaching tech, English, culture

  • Adjust & Iterate Approaches as Needed by Audience

  • Belief that Improvement Is Not Beyond Anyone

  • Advocate for Diversity in the Classroom

  • Inspire and Engage

  • Delegate Strategically & Thoughtfully

  • Diversity of Experience

  • Offer Questions AND Answers

  • Do No Harm

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Teaching Ethics

  • Frameworks for Teaching a Variety of Subjects to a Variety of Stakeholders

  • Ability to Communicate Clearly

  • Empathetic, but with Expectations

  • Utilizing Storytelling to Quickly Teach Complex Concepts

  • Making Complicated Processes more Concise

  • Creating Interactive Classes and Presentations

Teaching Skills

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"Obviously, the 'Friendly' AI Has Made This Section Clear"

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