How to Build Your UX Career?
Tips from our guest speaker- Jan Mráz, the Co-founder & Head of Product Design at Atheros Intelligence.
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🔥 Learning of the week:
How to build your UX Career? ✨
The learning of this week is shared by Jan Mráz- the Co-Founder of Atheros Intelligence in a past group session (Fundamentals of UX/UI Design Industry). In case you missed the session, or need to read on the go, here is a quick recap!
1. Build these soft skills
Patience - Learn and practice daily.
The will to work hard -Be ready to work hard and be active in searching for new trends, and more.
Communication skills - Expect to be working with teams whether you are an employee or a freelancer.
2. Own a Desktop/Laptop
Not all tasks can be done on a tablet.
Having a desktop or a laptop could help to support your tasks workflow efficiently.
3. Study and practice the 5 UX Design Process
Empathize: Understand your users better through user interviews, stakeholders interviews, surveys, data analysis, focus groups, competitor analysis, and customer journey maps.
Define: Define your design through empathy maps, user stories, personas, surveys, jobs to be done, and problem statements.
Ideate: Structure your idea through brainstorming, information architecture, user flows, card sorting, or mind mapping.
Prototype processes: Sketches, wireframes, Hi-Fi prototypes, mockups, and micro-interactions. You should start your UX Design journey with prototyping as this stage takes lots of practice.
Testing: Usability testing, SUS surveys, A/B testing, Analytics, and Eye-tracking.
4. Build your Portfolio
Showcase your design process
Explain your case studies
Show how you can help the business grow. It is advisable to build your portfolio on your website.
5. Build your designer identity using social media platforms
Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Behance, or Dribble.
LinkedIn and Behance are the best platforms to find job opportunities and attract clients for future projects.
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Top-rated Group Sessions:
Join this session to learn about design reviews and critiques. In this talk, Minjun will introduce the framework and share how we give or respond to critical feedback from cross-functional teams. Happening on Wednesday- 2 February 2022, 8 PM EST.
Join Elsa’s fun workshop! Elsa is a Visual Designer, Adobe XD Ambassador, and ADPList Ambassador. In this workshop, she will be showing you how you can create fun and interactive microinteractions in Adobe XD. Happening on Thursday- 3 February 2022, 11 AM EST.
Come to the first in a series of group sessions where Rachel, Yang, and Andrej talk about their experience designing for Web3. You'll also have an opportunity to ask them questions. Happening on Monday- 7 February 2022, 3 PM EST.
📅 Happening this week
✨An Intro to Digital Accessibility - Tue 1 Feb, 3 PM (EST) (RSVP)
✨ Ask Coach Gloria: The Secret Sauce of Confidence - Thu 3 Feb, 1:30 AM (EST) (RSVP)
✨ Ask Me Anything about UX Research - Sun 6 Feb, 1 PM (EST) (RSVP)
✨ Breaking into service design (America regions) -Sun 6 Feb, 8 PM (EST) (RSVP)
✨ Hiring and growing a UX team from scratch -Mon 7 Feb, 2 PM (EST) (RSVP)
🦄This Week’s Quote✨:
“My promotion didn’t come when I was overworking myself. It came when I stepped back, slowed down, and focused on what I want.”
UX Strategist at IBM
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