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UX Career Path - Tips to Designing Your Own Path

Most designers paths are not well planned. This presentation walks through what is needed to know in order to plan a UX career path.

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UX Career Path - Tips to Designing Your Own Path

  1. 1. UX Career Path Tips to Designing Your Own Path John Labriola @john_labriola #UXCareerPath
  2. 2. My Path Cultural Communications Studies College Marketing/PR Company Commercial Web Sites Small Design Shop Commercial Web Sites • Mobile Web Sites Big Insurance Company Commercial Web Sites • Intranets • Web Apps Really Big Bank Web Apps Consulting Commercial Web Sites • Intranets • Web Apps • E-Courses Another Big Insurance Company Intranets • Web Apps Non-Profit Education Intranets • Web Apps • Mobile Web • Apps Big Technology Company Commercial Web Sites • Mobile Web • E-Commerce • Apps
  3. 3. What is Your Path? Oaktor Photography Brian Mullender Riccardo Cuppini
  4. 4. I am a UX Designer because __________
  5. 5. Core Disciplines of UX
  6. 6. Research Interaction Design Content StrategyVisual Design Usability Understanding the people, the problem, the context… Designing the behaviors Planning for the creation, delivery, and governance of content Designing the visual aesthetics Measuring the quality of the experience Information Architecture Organizing the information in a purposeful and meaningful way via Nick Fink
  7. 7. Interaction Design Specialist • Wireframing • Task flows • Prototyping • Interaction Principles • Personas • Scenarios • Concept models • Experience mapping • Design Principles
  8. 8. T-Shaped Personality broad d e e p
  9. 9. With a UX Lens User Experience Design
  10. 10. Assess Yourself User Experience Design
  11. 11. Fill in the Gaps User Experience Design
  12. 12. But Pick a Vertical User Experience Design
  13. 13. You Might Have to Tweak It User Experience Design
  14. 14. Jared Spool’s Skills for UX Mastery
  15. 15. Storytelling Wyn Griffiths visualpun.ch John Brosz
  16. 16. Sketching Nathanael Coyne Andy Bright Chris Blow
  17. 17. Critiquing stephanie vacher Drew Drew
  18. 18. Presenting Alfred Lui Juhan Sonin Green Map System
  19. 19. Facilitating Tony Carr Tony Carr Queen's University
  20. 20. Areas You’ll Need to Know About
  21. 21. Psychology Nathanael Coyne Nathanael Coyne Nathanael Coyne
  22. 22. Sociology Tokyo Fashion qmechanic Adrian Sevitz
  23. 23. Technology
  24. 24. Domain Knowledge SamsungTomorrow jpellgen Nathanael Coyne
  25. 25. Processes Nathanael Coyne SAP Nordstrom Innovation Lab
  26. 26. How to Do It
  27. 27. Learn Nathanael Coyne Nathanael Coyne Nathanael Coyne
  28. 28. Practice woodleywonderworks Kids’ Own Warren Long
  29. 29. Feedback Luiza Ferreira Waag Society Ben Walker
  30. 30. Teach Kaba Duncan Hsieh Jonathon Colman
  31. 31. Creating a Plan
  32. 32. Set some goals Getty Ed Donahue Ritu Raj
  33. 33. Make a plan Phil Calçado Chris Campbell Nomadic Lass
  34. 34. Getting Help
  35. 35. Don’t Have a Mentor, Get One!
  36. 36. Network Moody Man IxDA Global IxDA Global
  37. 37. "There's a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path" — Morpheus
  38. 38. Resources
  39. 39. Career • Get Started in UX: The Complete Guide to Launching a Career in User Experience Design by Matthew Magain & Luke Chambers • UX Career Progression: Finding a Niche & Building a Personal Brand by Nick Fink • It's a Great Time to Be A UX Designer Video by Jared M. Spool Generalist UX • A Project Guide to UX Design by Russ Unger & Carolyn Chandler • Designing for the Digital Age by Kim Goodwin Sketching • On the Back of the Napkin by Dan Roam • Sketching the User Experience by Bill Buxton Storytelling • Storytelling for User Experience by Whitney Quesenbery & Kevin Brooks Critiquing • Aaron Irizarry & Adam Connor http://www.discussingdesign.com/ Presenting • Show and Tell by Dan Roam • Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds Facilitating • Gamestorming by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, & James Macanufo • Writings by Kevin Hoffman http://www.kevinmhoffman.com/ Psychology • Designing with the Mind in Mind by Jeff Johnson • 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People by Susan Weinschenk Sociology • Designing Social Interfaces by Christian Crumlish & Erin Malone • Designing for the Social Web by Joshua Porter Design Process • Lean UX by Jeff Gothelf • Designing for Interaction by Dan Saffer
  40. 40. Got Questions?
  41. 41. Thanks! Join the IxDA community! • Website: www.ixdacba.com.ar • Facebook: www.facebook.com/ixdacordoba • Twitter: @ixdacba

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