Your first job in User Experience
(UX):
Where to find it, how to get it.
in
Where to find it, how to get it.
PEOPLE
cool
On-off design technology
Co-founder
Kristin Low
Kristin started career as a project manager of building industry.
He later...
ceo
kaizor innovation
elaine ann
Elaine started career as a graphic designer.
She later founded Kaizor Innovation.
discuss...
Head of User Experience
JobsDB
Marcel Takagi
Marcel started career as a web developer.
He is now the head of an in-house U...
User Experience Designer
Startup
Anandita Saha
Anandita started career as a financial consultant.
She has working experienc...
ux entrepreneur
Startup
thomas wong
Thomas started career as a brand designer.
He later co-founded carshare.hk.
discussion...
discussion
let’s start
What kind of people are
ux hirers looking for?
question
most wanted traits
curiosity perceptiveness empathy
html/css, project management, data analysis, public speaking, group fa...
question
What are the
educational background
of ux-ers?
55%hold degrees from an immense range of disciplines
45%come from: design, psychology, communication, english, computer sc...
question
What are the necessary
skills ?
most needed skills
business skills design skills people skills
html/css, project management, data analysis, public speakin...
what does a ux-er do
in his/her daily job?
question
75% 16
Ref: ‘User Experience Careers-how to become a UX pro, and how to hire one’, Susan Farrel and Jakob Nielsen, 2014
of...
question
How to impress the HR?
advices
Time for some
keep learning
1
websites
some of the useful sites
start your own project
learn through doing
2
mini project
start your own project
try to apply UX principles
exampleRef: Peter Smart, petesmart.co.uk
exampleRef: Peter Smart, petesmart.co.uk
problem
exampleRef: Peter Smart, petesmart.co.uk
rethinking
exampleRef: Peter Smart, petesmart.co.uk
rethinking
exampleRef: Peter Smart, petesmart.co.uk
rethinking
exampleRef: Peter Smart, petesmart.co.uk
follow up
stay connected
3
Events
our recommended events
design jams
DTHK meetups
IXDA events
openIDEO meetups
tell a good story
4
question
designers have portfolios.
do ux-ers need to have their
portfolios too?
story telling
problem+ process +result
case studies
blogs
portfolios
exampleRef: Peter Smart, 50problems50days.com/
exampleRef: Peter Smart, 50problems50days.com/
problem
exampleRef: Peter Smart, 50problems50days.com/
process
exampleRef: Peter Smart, 50problems50days.com/
solution
thank you!
Q & A
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How to find your first job in UX?

  1. 1. Your first job in User Experience (UX): Where to find it, how to get it. in Where to find it, how to get it.
  2. 2. PEOPLE cool
  3. 3. On-off design technology Co-founder Kristin Low Kristin started career as a project manager of building industry. He later co-founded On-off Design Technology. moderator
  4. 4. ceo kaizor innovation elaine ann Elaine started career as a graphic designer. She later founded Kaizor Innovation. discussion panel
  5. 5. Head of User Experience JobsDB Marcel Takagi Marcel started career as a web developer. He is now the head of an in-house UX team in JobsDB. discussion panel
  6. 6. User Experience Designer Startup Anandita Saha Anandita started career as a financial consultant. She has working experience at both large consultancy firms and startups. discussion panel
  7. 7. ux entrepreneur Startup thomas wong Thomas started career as a brand designer. He later co-founded carshare.hk. discussion panel
  8. 8. discussion let’s start
  9. 9. What kind of people are ux hirers looking for? question
  10. 10. most wanted traits curiosity perceptiveness empathy html/css, project management, data analysis, public speaking, group facilitation Ref: ‘User Experience Careers-how to become a UX pro, and how to hire one’, Susan Farrel and Jakob Nielsen, 2014 FAST LEARNER
  11. 11. question What are the educational background of ux-ers?
  12. 12. 55%hold degrees from an immense range of disciplines 45%come from: design, psychology, communication, english, computer science Ref: ‘User Experience Careers-how to become a UX pro, and how to hire one’, Susan Farrel and Jakob Nielsen, 2014
  13. 13. question What are the necessary skills ?
  14. 14. most needed skills business skills design skills people skills html/css, project management, data analysis, public speaking, group facilitation Ref: ‘User Experience Careers-how to become a UX pro, and how to hire one’, Susan Farrel and Jakob Nielsen, 2014
  15. 15. what does a ux-er do in his/her daily job? question
  16. 16. 75% 16 Ref: ‘User Experience Careers-how to become a UX pro, and how to hire one’, Susan Farrel and Jakob Nielsen, 2014 of the respondents reported activities Present solutions / concepts Persuade others Analyze tasks or activities Build prototype or wireframes Collaborate with subject matter experts Gather requirements Specify interaction design Conduct in-person usability studies Make storyboards, user journeys, flow diagrams Perform design reviews or heuristic evaluations
  17. 17. question How to impress the HR?
  18. 18. advices Time for some
  19. 19. keep learning 1
  20. 20. websites some of the useful sites
  21. 21. start your own project learn through doing 2
  22. 22. mini project start your own project try to apply UX principles
  23. 23. exampleRef: Peter Smart, petesmart.co.uk
  24. 24. exampleRef: Peter Smart, petesmart.co.uk problem
  25. 25. exampleRef: Peter Smart, petesmart.co.uk rethinking
  26. 26. exampleRef: Peter Smart, petesmart.co.uk rethinking
  27. 27. exampleRef: Peter Smart, petesmart.co.uk rethinking
  28. 28. exampleRef: Peter Smart, petesmart.co.uk follow up
  29. 29. stay connected 3
  30. 30. Events our recommended events design jams DTHK meetups IXDA events openIDEO meetups
  31. 31. tell a good story 4
  32. 32. question designers have portfolios. do ux-ers need to have their portfolios too?
  33. 33. story telling problem+ process +result case studies blogs portfolios
  34. 34. exampleRef: Peter Smart, 50problems50days.com/
  35. 35. exampleRef: Peter Smart, 50problems50days.com/ problem
  36. 36. exampleRef: Peter Smart, 50problems50days.com/ process
  37. 37. exampleRef: Peter Smart, 50problems50days.com/ solution
  38. 38. thank you! Q & A

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