Have you ever played a role that you felt wasn’t the best fit? Well that’s probably because you didn’t choose the correct hats to change in at varied times.
When it comes to project and design, many people tend to believe that specifics are key, which they are. It is good to work with a desired skill set to the highest quality, however, if there are other skills that you can provide at the same quality, pick different hats at the correct time.
For instance if you are a creative who develops websites, can create graphics and write content, you can switch between these roles:
- Web Developer
- Graphic Designer
- Journalist and Researcher
- Copy Writer
According to Russ Unger, a guru in User Experience design he states that you need to understand that “the roles you will play depend on the type of project and the makeup of the rest of the team” (A Project Guide to UX Design).
Think of the team that you work in as a platform to allow yourself to interchange between roles alongside your colleagues to help built drive, determination and increase the quality of content that is created. Use your team to help you switch your hats. Pass your hat on to another team member.
It’s time for you to pick that hats that not only fit you, but suit you best!