Jan Pautsch / Strategic Talent Partner / Berlin, Germany / Competencies, Practices and selected Cases

Headhunter Secrets

BarCamp Session at UXcamp Europe

 

UXcamp Europe is one the of the largest BarCamps for User Experience Professionals. Once a year in Berlin, more than 500 participants from such diverse disciplines as Information Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Development, Interaction & Interface Design, Service Design, Content Strategy, Psychology and Usability meet to discuss the latest developments and current challenges of their shared field of work. The event is held since 2009, planned by a team of local UX enthusiasts. The specific format of the conference is a BarCamp - an ad-hoc unconference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees. On each of this year's two conference days, 60 sessions took place - each of which was fully booked.

I had the honour to moderate one of the BarCamp sessions together with my fellow colleagues: Claudia Wulf, owner, NAKAMA Germany and Asta Baumöller, owner, MELT.MEDIA RECRUITMENT. The aim was to give the audience an overview of the current market situation and at the same time provide a better insight into the diversity and value of the design recruiting service. The title of our session: ‘Headhunter Secrets’ . Below is an outline and here you can download the presentation.

Headhunter Secrets

BarCamp Session at UXcamp Europe

 

UXcamp Europe is one the of the largest BarCamps for User Experience Professionals. Once a year in Berlin, more than 500 participants from such diverse disciplines as Information Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Development, Interaction & Interface Design, Service Design, Content Strategy, Psychology and Usability meet to discuss the latest developments and current challenges of their shared field of work. The event is held since 2009, planned by a team of local UX enthusiasts. The specific format of the conference is a BarCamp - an ad-hoc unconference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees. On each of this year's two conference days, 60 sessions took place - each of which was fully booked.

I had the honour to moderate one of the BarCamp sessions together with my fellow colleagues: Claudia Wulf, owner, NAKAMA Germany and Asta Baumöller, owner, MELT.MEDIA RECRUITMENT. The aim was to give the audience an overview of the current market situation and at the same time provide a better insight into the diversity and value of the design recruiting service. The title of our session: ‘Headhunter Secrets’. Below is an outline and here you can download the presentation.

Headhunter Secrets

BarCamp Session at UXcamp Europe

 

UXcamp Europe is one the of the largest BarCamps for User Experience Professionals. Once a year in Berlin, more than 500 participants from such diverse disciplines as Information Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Development, Interaction & Interface Design, Service Design, Content Strategy, Psychology and Usability meet to discuss the latest developments and current challenges of their shared field of work. The event is held since 2009, planned by a team of local UX enthusiasts. The specific format of the conference is a BarCamp - an ad-hoc unconference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees. On each of this year's two conference days, 60 sessions took place - each of which was fully booked.

I had the honour to moderate one of the BarCamp sessions together with my fellow colleagues: Claudia Wulf, owner, NAKAMA Germany and Asta Baumöller, owner, MELT.MEDIA RECRUITMENT. The aim was to give the audience an overview of the current market situation and at the same time provide a better insight into the diversity and value of the design recruiting service. The title of our session: ‘Headhunter Secrets’. Below is an outline and here you can download the presentation.

Headhunter Secrets
BarCamp Session at UXcamp Europe

 

UXcamp Europe is one the of the largest BarCamps for User Experience Professionals. Once a year in Berlin, more than 500 participants from such diverse disciplines as Information Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Development, Interaction & Interface Design, Service Design, Content Strategy, Psychology and Usability meet to discuss the latest developments and current challenges of their shared field of work. The event is held since 2009, planned by a team of local UX enthusiasts. The specific format of the conference is a BarCamp - an ad-hoc unconference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees. On each of this year's two conference days, 60 sessions took place - each of which was fully booked.

I had the honour to moderate one of the BarCamp sessions together with my fellow colleagues: Claudia Wulf, owner, NAKAMA Germany and Asta Baumöller, owner, MELT.MEDIA RECRUITMENT. The aim was to give the audience an overview of the current market situation and at the same time provide a better insight into the diversity and value of the design recruiting service. The title of our session: ‘Headhunter Secrets’. Below is an outline and here you can download the presentation.

Headhunter Secrets
BarCamp Session at UXcamp Europe

UXcamp Europe is one the of the largest BarCamps for User Experience Professionals. Once a year in Berlin, more than 500 participants from such diverse disciplines as Information Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Development, Interaction & Interface Design, Service Design, Content Strategy, Psychology and Usability meet to discuss the latest developments and current challenges of their shared field of work. The event is held since 2009, planned by a team of local UX enthusiasts. The specific format of the conference is a BarCamp - an ad-hoc unconference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees. On each of this year's two conference days, 60 sessions took place - each of which was fully booked.

I had the honour to moderate one of the BarCamp sessions together with my fellow colleagues: Claudia Wulf, owner, NAKAMA Germany and Asta Baumöller, owner, MELT.MEDIA RECRUITMENT. The aim was to give the audience an overview of the current market situation and at the same time provide a better insight into the diversity and value of the design recruiting service. The title of our session: ‘Headhunter Secrets’. Below is an outline and here you can download the presentation.

Headhunter Secrets

Landscape: Who are currently the most important players in design? From Agencies & Branding/Strategic Design Consultancies, Digital-Labs, Management & IT Consultancies to Tech Brands and Tech StartUps.

Fields: How does the current diversification in user-centric design look like? What are the most sought-after profiles? From Strategic Designer to Experience- and Business Designer. What are the most wanted product-experiences/approaches? From Mobile, E-commerce, Embedded Systems to Design Thinking, Lean UX and Agile.

Sweet spots: What are the current sweet spots in the industry? From Artificial Intelligence (e.g.: Conversational Interfaces), Augmented and Virtual Reality to designing for Gesture and Tangible Interaction, Wearables. Designing products, services or even entire organizations at the intersections of Business Strategy, Technology & Experience. Creating a more sensible society operating within a sustainable paradigm.

Top combinations: UX + Management expertise / UX + Product Strategy expertise / UX + Coding Skills + UI + Entrepreneurial expertise / UX + Consulting expertise

USP: What do you think is your USP as UX-Designer? Why and how to communicate?

Relationship building: perfect candidate/client vs. pain in the ass candidate/client

Reputation: recommendation, referral, networking and partnership

Consultancy and coaching: Salary benchmarks, best practices and insights

Business model: Recruiting models and commission schemes

Headhunter Secrets

Landscape: Who are currently the most important players in design? From Agencies & Branding/Strategic Design Consultancies, Digital-Labs, Management & IT Consultancies to Tech Brands and Tech StartUps.

Fields: How does the current diversification in user-centric design look like? What are the most sought-after profiles? From Strategic Designer to Experience- and Business Designer. What are the most wanted product-experiences/approaches? From Mobile, E-commerce, Embedded Systems to Design Thinking, Lean UX and Agile.

Sweet spots: What are the current sweet spots in the industry? From Artificial Intelligence (e.g.: Conversational Interfaces), Augmented and Virtual Reality to designing for Gesture and Tangible Interaction, Wearables. Designing products, services or even entire organizations at the intersections of Business Strategy, Technology & Experience. Creating a more sensible society operating within a sustainable paradigm.

Top combinations: UX + Management expertise / UX + Product Strategy expertise / UX + Coding Skills + UI + Entrepreneurial expertise / UX + Consulting expertise

USP: What do you think is your USP as UX-Designer? Why and how to communicate?

Relationship building: perfect candidate/client vs. pain in the ass candidate/client

Reputation: recommendation, referral, networking and partnership

Consultancy and coaching: Salary benchmarks, best practices and insights

Business model: Recruiting models and commission schemes

Headhunter Secrets

Landscape: Who are currently the most important players in design? From Agencies & Branding/Strategic Design Consultancies, Digital-Labs, Management & IT Consultancies to Tech Brands and Tech StartUps.

Fields: How does the current diversification in user-centric design look like? What are the most sought-after profiles? From Strategic Designer to Experience- and Business Designer. What are the most wanted product-experiences/approaches? From Mobile, E-commerce, Embedded Systems to Design Thinking, Lean UX and Agile.

Sweet spots: What are the current sweet spots in the industry? From Artificial Intelligence (e.g.: Conversational Interfaces), Augmented and Virtual Reality to designing for Gesture and Tangible Interaction, Wearables. Designing products, services or even entire organizations at the intersections of Business Strategy, Technology & Experience. Creating a more sensible society operating within a sustainable paradigm.

Top combinations: UX + Management expertise / UX + Product Strategy expertise / UX + Coding Skills + UI + Entrepreneurial expertise / UX + Consulting expertise

USP: What do you think is your USP as UX-Designer? Why and how to communicate?

Relationship building: perfect candidate/client vs. pain in the ass candidate/client

Reputation: recommendation, referral, networking and partnership

Consultancy and coaching: Salary benchmarks, best practices and insights

Business model: Recruiting models and commission schemes

Headhunter Secrets

Landscape: Who are currently the most important players in design? From Agencies & Branding/Strategic Design Consultancies, Digital-Labs, Management & IT Consultancies to Tech Brands and Tech StartUps.

Fields: How does the current diversification in user-centric design look like? What are the most sought-after profiles? From Strategic Designer to Experience- and Business Designer. What are the most wanted product-experiences/approaches? From Mobile, E-commerce, Embedded Systems to Design Thinking, Lean UX and Agile.

Sweet spots: What are the current sweet spots in the industry? From Artificial Intelligence (e.g.: Conversational Interfaces), Augmented and Virtual Reality to designing for Gesture and Tangible Interaction, Wearables. Designing products, services or even entire organizations at the intersections of Business Strategy, Technology & Experience. Creating a more sensible society operating within a sustainable paradigm.

Top combinations: UX + Management expertise / UX + Product Strategy expertise / UX + Coding Skills + UI + Entrepreneurial expertise / UX + Consulting expertise

USP: What do you think is your USP as UX-Designer? Why and how to communicate?

Relationship building: perfect candidate/client vs. pain in the ass candidate/client

Reputation: recommendation, referral, networking and partnership

Consultancy and coaching: Salary benchmarks, best practices and insights

Business model: Recruiting models and commission schemes

Headhunter Secrets

Landscape: Who are currently the most important players in design? From Agencies & Branding/Strategic Design Consultancies, Digital-Labs, Management & IT Consultancies to Tech Brands and Tech StartUps.

Fields: How does the current diversification in user-centric design look like? What are the most sought-after profiles? From Strategic Designer to Experience- and Business Designer. What are the most wanted product-experiences/approaches? From Mobile, E-commerce, Embedded Systems to Design Thinking, Lean UX and Agile.

Sweet spots: What are the current sweet spots in the industry? From Artificial Intelligence (e.g.: Conversational Interfaces), Augmented and Virtual Reality to designing for Gesture and Tangible Interaction, Wearables. Designing products, services or even entire organizations at the intersections of Business Strategy, Technology & Experience. Creating a more sensible society operating within a sustainable paradigm.

Top combinations: UX + Management expertise / UX + Product Strategy expertise / UX + Coding Skills + UI + Entrepreneurial expertise / UX + Consulting expertise

USP: What do you think is your USP as UX-Designer? Why and how to communicate?

Relationship building: perfect candidate/client vs. pain in the ass candidate/client

Reputation: recommendation, referral, networking and partnership

Consultancy and coaching: Salary benchmarks, best practices and insights

Business model: Recruiting models and commission schemes

Our session, especially the lively discussion, was a fantastic experience. Thank you Mayra Bautista for fantastic graphic recordings (see below).

The enormous variety of topics and especially the numerous sessions, that have substantially dealt with with the development of UX design, the future of the industry, but also with the integration of design into business processes and design operations, characterized this UXcamp. A big thank you to the organization team! Here's a video that captures the atmosphere of the event in a great way. A collection of the slides from the individual sessions can be found here as Google Doc.

UXcamp Europe will take place again on 8.-9.6.2019 in Berlin. More details and sponsorship opportunities you will find on their website.

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UXcamp Europe 2017

Photo credits © Rerun van Pelt / Bastian Ehl / Mayra Bautista

Cases / Thoughts

© 2018 Jan Pautsch / Rethinking Talent.

© 2018 Jan Pautsch / Rethinking Talent.

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