At the conclusion of this chapter, you should be able to
- define the different types of subject matter experts (SMEs)
- list at least five effective ways to work with SMEs.
Subject matter experts, or SMEs (pronounced smeezs), are often an integral part of a design project. Unless a designer is an expert in a wide range of content areas and never requires outside content expertise, learning to build a productive working relationship with SMEs will always pay dividends.
Subject Matter Experts Come in All Shapes and Sizes
You often hear the term subject matter expert when a ...