From learning how to make UX work for her colleagues to honing her own design skills in wholly unexpected ways, Leigh Gamon shares her personal insights and survival tips from twelve months in the front line.
How can we create more meaning in our everyday work? How can we make routines to contribute to the intention of wellness for people, work, projects, communities and economies for an enlightened future society? Dan Szuc and Josephine Wong introduce seven practices we can use right away to start exploring our responses.
Will 2017 be just another year, or will it be the year your product (or service, or experience) takes the world by storm? Ben Rowe explains how to working backwards is the secret to achieving your goals.
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.
Hiring managers want the best possible employees working on their team. It seems like the more skills a person has, the better candidate they are. But even though hiring managers want every skill under the sun, Amber Stechyshyn shares why, when it comes to UX designers, more isn’t always better.
Next up in our “Ask me Anything” series, UX career coach Louise Campbell offers advice on building a persuasive portfolio, including finding and writing case studies when you’re unemployed.
Join us in our Slack channel next week, armed with your questions.
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.
Meaningful work and a decent paycheck. Are they mutually exclusive? No! UX designer and career coach Louise Campbell has tips on how you can prove your value ahead of your next review or job interview.
Today we were joined in our Slack channel by community member (and UX Engineer) Doug Collins.
Doug talked about the long, difficult road that he travelled to find his dream UX career, and answered questions and offered advice to others who are finding the journey difficult. To see what went down, read on.
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.