Matt talks with Christine, an HR administrator who is trying to break into the UX Design industry, about the job application process, how the term “user experience” is often misunderstood by employers, and what to do about some of the frustrations that job seekers encounter.
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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Matt responds to a reader question about which university degrees are the best for breaking into the UX Design field.
There’s a new place online to find a new job (and fill a UX-related role) — the UX Mastery jobs board.
Creating a job listing will get your role in front of thousands of UX Designers, via our website, Twitter and Facebook feeds, and email newsletter.
The first episode of the UX Mastery podcast is a recording of the recent webinar that Matt and Luke hosted.
Topics covered include how to get started as a UX Designer, what to put in a portfolio, and how to operate in a UX team of one.
You’ve done your user research, pondered on what it all means, and are eager to present your findings. So what do you do? Load up Powerpoint or Keynote?
Wrong. Matt lists five alternatives to using slides for presenting findings to stakeholders.
Matt and Luke re-launch designgames.com.au, a collection of games that you can use with users, design teams or stakeholders to provide input to design problems.
We like conversations, which is why we’re excited about running the very first UX Mastery Q&A session: a unique opportunity for you to discuss all things user experience with Luke and Matt, the founders of UX Mastery. But spots are limited, so get in quick!
There are literally hundreds of techniques available to UX practitioners. How do you know if you’ve chosen the right combination for your project?
Luke and I have decided to answer this question on stage at this year’s UX Australia conference—and have some fun while we’re doing it.
Matt spoke at the Intranets2013 conference in Sydney last week, on the topic of creativity and ways to be more creative.
He shares his slides, and asks: what do you do to be more creative?
Matt attended Web Directions Code last week, and it got him thinking about the degree that coding plays (or should play) in the role of a user experience designer.
In addition to penning his thoughts, he created an experimental videoscribe to accompany this post.