In this episode, Matt and Luke are joined by Hawk to discuss all things UX-related, from how to break into UX, how to create a portfolio, and how to manage your UX career.
About Matthew Magain
Matthew Magain (@mattymcg) is passionate about communicating information using visuals, and teaching others to do the same. A freelance user experience consultant, he helps clients communicate to their customers and to each other, through the use of sketching, design, and illustration. His clients have included World Vision, AustralianSuper, and the Australian Labor Party.
Matthew has won a Mobie award, has been featured in several books, and has presented at conferences in Australia and overseas. He is also the co-founder of UX Mastery, an online resource for aspiring user experience designers, where he regularly shares his insights and experiences from over 10 years of designing web and mobile apps. He spends his spare time illustrating children’s books.
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As part of last week’s launch of A Practical Guide to Information Architecture, Second Edition, we ran a competition to give away $1,990 worth of UX testing tools, courtesy of the good folks at Optimal Workshop.
Rather than be all smoke-and-mirrors about how we selected our winner, we thought we’d record a video showing the exact process we followed for determining the winner.
I recently received an enquiry from a designer looking for clarity around the UX roles within the User Experience sphere itself—the specialties within the specialty, if you like.
This is my response.
The latest UX Mastery ebook, A Practical Guide to Information Architecture, Second Edition, hits digital bookshelves today. As well as coming bundled with over $100 of goodies, if you order your copy today, you could win an annual license to the entire Optimal Workshop suite!
The next UX Mastery ebook tackles the topic of information architecture.
A Practical Guide to Information Architecture, Second Edition, is an easy-to-read handbook for researching, creating, testing and communicating decisions made when undergoing an IA project.
Pick up a copy on launch day and you could win a suite of UX testing tools valued at $1,990.
Books and online courses are fantastic resources, but there’s nothing like an in-person training workshop to ask, challenge, and reflect on your new-found knowledge, as you apply it to an activity under expert guidance.
If you’re in Melbourne, Sydney, Manila or Kuala Lumpur, you can give your career the kickstart it needs with a UX Mastery workshop.
Deciding how to enter the UX field is a lot like tackling a UX project itself—you need to have a baseline. Start by performing a UX Self-Assessment.
This excerpt from Get Started in UX will help you identify your core skills, strengths and challenges, and how you can apply these to UX.
It’s unlikely we’ll ever see someone with such a masterful grasp of both art and technology as Leonardo Da Vinci.
But it’s not just his staggeringly diverse set of skills that made him shine. Da Vinci really knew how to sell himself …
Matt dives into a visual thinking book that is teeming with whimsy and personality, and comes out the other side convinced that Sunni Brown’s latest offering is actually one heck of an important business book.
After running a few successful workshops at various conferences, we’ve decided to start running regular in-person training in Melbourne, and eventually, other cities.
Next week we’re running a full-day introduction to user experience design, and because it’s the first time we’ve run it, attendance is dirt cheap.