Usability testing is a critical part of the user-centered design process, and comes in many forms. From casual cafeteria studies, to formal lab testing, remote online task-based studies and more. Whether you’re new to this part of UX research, or just need a refresher, Cindy McCracken walks us through the essentials of effective usability tests.
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.
When you’re starting out in your UX career, it’s hard to know where to begin. Specialist or generalist? Design or research? Or maybe you want to try a bit of everything. We collected some of the most inspiring advice from the UX Mastery community to help guide you through the confusion.
Owning your mistakes in UX isn’t as simple as it sounds. How do you own up to your mistakes without compromising your standing in your company? Leigh Gamon shares how you can create the right balance and keep learning without compromising your career.
Job interviews are nerve-wracking at the best of times. Whether you’re just starting out or need a little inspiration, CareerFoundry’s Rosie Allabarton shares five ways you can prepare to nail your next UX design interview.
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.
“User Experience” as an academic discipline is not yet well-established in many universities.
Our UX Degrees resource is a global list of degrees being offered in fields related to UX such as Interaction Design, HCI, Product Design, Information Architecture and Digital Design.
Get Started in UX, the latest ebook from UX Mastery, is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to launching a career in user experience design.
Chock full of practical advice, this book answers just about every question you could possible have about how to get started in this exciting field.
The next UX Mastery ebook is in the final stages of production.
Get Started in UX, a practical guide to launching a career as a user experience designer, will launch in a couple of weeks. For a limited time, the ebook will come bundled with a bunch of extra goodies.
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!