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How a developer became a ux designer

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My account of becoming a UX designer. Yet another perspective of the many roads into UX. Please share your experiences as well.

http://lightningux.org.uk

http://www.currybet.net/cbet_blog/2011/02/lightning-ux-boon-chew.php

http://www.flickr.com/photos/49415654@N07/5409640323/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/evalottchen/5411433922/

http://blog.tombran.co.uk/2011/02/lightningux/

http://twitter.com/#!/lightningUX

http://twitter.com/#!/search/lightningux

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How a developer became a ux designer

  1. 1. How a Developerbecame a UXDesignerBoon Chew@jaremfan
  2. 2. Two Parts 1. How I Got Here 2. What Has Changed
  3. 3. 1. How I Got Here One Journey, Three Stories
  4. 4. What my CV looks like-ish 2001 Built Java Applets 2002 App/Web Dev 2004 Senior Dev2009 Lead Dev + UX Designer2010 UX Designer
  5. 5. What my CV looks like-ish 2001 Built Java Applets 2002 App/Web Dev 2004 Senior Dev2009 Lead Dev + UX Designer2010 UX Designer Doesn’t explain journey
  6. 6. 2001 Built Java Applets 2002 App/Web Dev 2004 Senior Dev2009 Lead Dev + UX Designer2010 UX Designer Latent Aspirations
  7. 7. 1993 Wannabe Comic Artist 2001 Built Java Applets 2002 App/Web Dev 2004 Senior Dev2009 Lead Dev + UX Designer2010 UX Designer Latent Aspirations
  8. 8. 1993 Wannabe Comic Artist 1998 Founded a College Newsletter 2001 Built Java Applets 2002 App/Web Dev 2004 Senior Dev2009 Lead Dev + UX Designer2010 UX Designer Latent Aspirations
  9. 9. 1993 Wannabe Comic Artist 1998 Founded a College Newsletter 2001 Built Java Applets 2002 App/Web Dev 2004 Senior Dev2005 – 2008 Freelance Print Designer2009 Lead Dev + UX Designer2010 UX Designer Latent Aspirations
  10. 10. 2001 Build 2002 Build2004 Build
  11. 11. 2001 Build 2002 Build 2004 Build2009 Research, Design, then Build (didn’t really work)
  12. 12. 2001 Build 2002 Build 2004 Build2009 Research, Design, then Build (didn’t really work)2010 Define the Experience (not build it)
  13. 13. How do I do this??
  14. 14. Books that inspired me(a long time ago) Good ol’ Jakob
  15. 15. 2005… atipping point It’s not (just) about the technology
  16. 16. This book changed everything UX in a Book
  17. 17. It’s all Alan’s fault
  18. 18. Community
  19. 19. IxDAHCI-E MScUPA & London IAMentor & Seniors
  20. 20. Which HCI Course? IxDA HCI-E MSc UPA & London IA Mentor & Seniors
  21. 21. Which HCI Course? IxDAGood Friends HCI-E MSc UPA & London IA Mentor & Seniors
  22. 22. Which HCI Course? IxDAGood Friends HCI-E MScWider UX Community UPA & London IA Mentor & Seniors
  23. 23. Which HCI Course? IxDAGood Friends HCI-E MScWider UX Community UPA & London IAJob Advice Mentor & Seniors
  24. 24. So what has changed?
  25. 25. The BIG picture Challenging what I think is possible
  26. 26. Creatively using physical things Overcoming fear of “inefficiency” & “disorder”
  27. 27. Telling Stories Learning that design doesn’t exist on its own
  28. 28. “Glue Thinking” Everything Holds TogetherMantra Make things “Stick” Get people high
  29. 29. Thanks Get in touch - @jaremfan Flickr credits: triciawang, china.sixty4, topherous, ajawin, miletbaker, NathanaelB, yandle, willfuller

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