I have a few upcoming projects that are far enough out that I would like to apply UX to. Unfortunately at my current job, I am also the UI designer. I understand that these should be two separate roles but it is what it is.
My question is where to start? My thought was using the User Centered Design Process map located at http://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/resources/ucd-map.html
Is this a good direction? Any thoughts on how you started your first UX project and pitfalls to avoid? Thanks for the guidance in advance.