Getting started in the user experience field<br />CaronneCarruthers-Taylor<br />
UX<br />What!? What do you do?<br />
How humans interact with computers ...<br />their overall experience taking into account the social, cultural & physical e...
Educate yourself<br />Learn & actively participate!<br />Publications<br />Blogs<br />Books<br />Local communities<br />Or...
“I been looking at your poster in the hallway for weeks. I’m interested in what you guys do. It’s amazing!  I work in IT S...
The UPA poster ...<br />User-Centred Design process, with suggested activities for each phase<br />http://www.upassoc.org/...
Organisations<br />Usability Professionals Association (UPA), www.upassoc.org<br />UX Network, http://uxnet.org<br />Canbe...
Education<br />Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) & cognitive psychology<br />Specialise in information architecture, usabil...
eternity is the amount of time<br />it takes to know everything<br />Zen Comics II, IoannaSalajan<br />
Skills & abilities<br />Human psychology & research methods<br />Basics of graphic design<br />Interest in technology<br /...
References & credits<br />Starting a Career in User Experience Design, Nick Finckhttp://www.nickfinck.com/blog/entry/start...
Last but not least ...PASSION<br />
Thank you<br />CaronneCarruthers-Taylor<br />User Experience aficionado, Interaction designer, Usability specialist<br />T...
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You might want to know more about the User Experience field. You might be interested in finding out what resources, skills and abilities are relevant. You might just want to see a passionate UX professional give a 10 minute overview on how to get started!

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    1. 1. Getting started in the user experience field<br />CaronneCarruthers-Taylor<br />
    2. 2. UX<br />What!? What do you do?<br />
    3. 3. How humans interact with computers ...<br />their overall experience taking into account the social, cultural & physical environment.<br />User Experience design<br />
    4. 4. Educate yourself<br />Learn & actively participate!<br />Publications<br />Blogs<br />Books<br />Local communities<br />Organisations<br />Mailing lists<br />Webinars<br />Workshops or courses<br />Conferences<br />(Whitney Hess)<br />
    5. 5. “I been looking at your poster in the hallway for weeks. I’m interested in what you guys do. It’s amazing! I work in IT Security down the corridor ...”<br />http://www.datphan.com/headshot_4_crop_large.jpg<br />
    6. 6. The UPA poster ...<br />User-Centred Design process, with suggested activities for each phase<br />http://www.upassoc.org/upa_publications/ux_poster.html<br />
    7. 7. Organisations<br />Usability Professionals Association (UPA), www.upassoc.org<br />UX Network, http://uxnet.org<br />Canberra IA Community, www.iacanberra.org<br />UX Bookclub, www.uxbookclub.org<br />Web Standards Group (WSG), http://webstandardsgroup.org/<br />Computer Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG), www.chisig.org<br />Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA)http://www.webindustry.asn.au/<br />And more ...<br />
    8. 8. Education<br />Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) & cognitive psychology<br />Specialise in information architecture, usability engineering, interaction design, user-centred design, visual design, content strategy & copywriting, web analysis, user research, online marketing, or web strategy<br />For example:<br />UTS Digital Information & Interaction Design, www.handbook.uts.edu.au/subjects/95566.html<br />UNSW HCI, www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~cs9511<br />
    9. 9. eternity is the amount of time<br />it takes to know everything<br />Zen Comics II, IoannaSalajan<br />
    10. 10. Skills & abilities<br />Human psychology & research methods<br />Basics of graphic design<br />Interest in technology<br />Interpersonal skills<br />Verbal & visual communication skills<br />Negotiation & facilitation<br />Creativity & vision<br />Enthusiasm!<br />
    11. 11. References & credits<br />Starting a Career in User Experience Design, Nick Finckhttp://www.nickfinck.com/blog/entry/starting_a_career_in_user_experience_design<br />So you wanna be a user experience designer — Step 1: Resources, Whitney Hesshttp://whitneyhess.com/blog/2009/06/30/so-you-wanna-be-a-user-experience-designer-step-1-resources/<br />Nine Essential Characteristics of Good UX Designers, Fred Beecherhttp://userexperience.evantageconsulting.com/2009/07/characteristics-good-ux-designers/<br />Top Twitter feeds for UX Designers, @dpanhttp://www.openthewindow.net/?p=506<br />Articles, feeds and links, Steve Batyhttp://www.meld.com.au/blog<br />
    12. 12. Last but not least ...PASSION<br />
    13. 13. Thank you<br />CaronneCarruthers-Taylor<br />User Experience aficionado, Interaction designer, Usability specialist<br />Twitter: @caronne<br />www.linkedin.com/in/caronne<br />
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