It’s common for newcomers to UX to experience a moment of absolute panic when they discover they need a portfolio. “But how can I build a portfolio when I have no experience?” they ask. The usual online advice is to help a local small business, find a friend with a startup, volunteer for a non-profit, or create a hypothetical project. But the details are often lacking. Lynne Davies bridges the gap by sharing her experience of how she built up her portfolio, and what she learnt along the way.
Having an exceptional portfolio that stands out from the crowd is sometimes what it takes to land that dream job. UX careers coach Louise Campbell will be in our Slack channel running a series of mentoring sessions to help you get your portfolio to that place.
From eye tracking to card sorting, surveys to usability tests, UX designers have a huge set of research methods to understand user behaviour and attitudes. The research method you select depends first and foremost on the type of input you need to answer your research questions. But how do you choose the right tools for the job?
Keeping stakeholders happy (and getting along) can make or break your project. In this second exclusive excerpt from his new book ‘Think First’, Joe Natoli explains shows how to ask your stakeholders the right questions to make sure your project doesn’t get derailed.
Thinking about making the jump to interaction design? Leigh Gamon shares her advice on how you can fill the gaps and forge a path, even if you’re still building up your experience.
In an ever-globalising world, chances are that cross-cultural usability testing will crop up in your career. Luke Chambers shares some of the most important factors to consider when you’re testing across a cultural divide.
Today Hawk hosted special guest Joe Natoli in our Slack channel to talk about user requirements and how to translate what people think they want into functional requirements.
It was a fast paced session and Joe kept up with the best of them! If you didn’t make it, you can see how it all went down here.
Three years ago Heather said ‘no’ to excuses and took control of her UX career. In this article she shares four hard-won tips to help you make your own career transition.
One of the most popular topics of discussion at our UX Mastery community forums is training. The myriad of online courses (both free and paid), immersion programs, mentored programs, and full blown degrees makes the decision a difficult one.
We decided that the easiest way to help point you in the right direction is to pull together the information and opinions of community members that have taken some of these courses, so you can get it right from the horse’s mouth.
So you’re looking at starting a new career in UX, huh? That’s exciting! It’s possibly also a little daunting, but don’t worry – we’re here to help. If you haven’t yet had a chance to take a look through our forums, get to it! You’re missing out on a real goldmine of information and networking opportunities. In this article we highlight some of the best.