UXers often talk about not having a seat at the table. In addition to that, they are often under-leveled when compared to their peers. So, how to get into all those critical conversations early on and how to influence product development?
When I started at Google, I was a solo designer on my team, had only sporadic support from user research, and a remote manager. Over the years, some behaviors have proved successful in building trust and influence with cross-functional stakeholders.
Kind people from Digital Experience meetup have invited me to give a talk in Basel, and I thought collaboration and influence might be interesting topics to a broad audience.