Many aspiring UXers struggle with the conundrum of needing a job to get experience and needing experience to get a job.
In our next Ask the UXperts session we will examine the need for both a theoretical and practical-based UX education, how we can best meet both those requirements, and ways to continue your UX education once you find a job.
Ask the UXperts sessions are usually run in our Slack channel. This time around we’ll be doing things a little differently. We will be live streaming the session on YouTube and taking your questions via text comments to put them to Mads.
- Where: Google ‘Hangouts on Air’ with YouTube Live Streaming
- When: 11pm Tuesday 13 November PST or 6pm Wednesday 14 November AEDT (or find out what time that is for you)
Meet Mads Soegaard
Mads Soegaard is founder of the Interaction Design Foundation (IDF)—a nonprofit organisation which specialises in education and career advancement for designers. They offer self-paced, online courses on topics across the field of UX design as well as networking opportunities in 90 countries across the world.
Course Certificates issued by the IDF are recognised by industry-leading corporations such as IBM, SAP and Accenture, and their course materials are developed by leading practitioners as well as academics from top-tier universities like Stanford and MIT.
Some Questions to Inspire You
- Is a 3 month bootcamp enough experience to get a junior UX role?
- What are some practical ways to keep learning while we’re on the job?
- Do I need a degree to be competitive in the UX job market?
How to Ask Your Questions
If you can’t make the live session but have questions, we’d love to collect them ahead of time and we’ll ask Mads on your behalf. You can ask them in the comments below. We’ll publish the responses (along with the full transcript) in the days following the session.
How does Ask the UXperts work?
These sessions run for approximately an hour and best of all, they don’t cost a cent. Public participants/attendees will watch via YouTube Live (in the UX Mastery YouTube channel), and can ask questions of the UXpert via text comments.