Monday Dec 11, 2023

Assessing Design Maturity with Hang Xu

Amy chats with Hang Xu, a former UX designer and the founder of Collective Supply, an independent design talent firm, about assessing organizational design/UX maturity during job interviews, and whether or not it matters. 

We cover:

  • Hang's backstory, how he got into talent management, and his excellent satirical LinkedIn content
  • The state of design & tech hiring today
  • The philosophical, historical, cultural, and practical onion of design maturity and its impact on the satisfaction of UX pros
  • How to find a decent job and workplace wellbeing based on our personal definitions of design maturity, and our career and life priorities
  • Looking for mature teams in times of job scarcity—can we be selective?
  • Balancing the desire for impact and quality with the realities of organizational constraints and our individual capacity
  • And some existential questions like Does true design maturity even exist?, How much should we care?, and Can UX be just a job?



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