There’s no single, authoritative recipe for a career in UX, which is both exciting and daunting, but taking a step back to create a plan for yourself is well worth the investment. Because once you set your goals, you can start taking the steps to get there. Here are seven books to dive into so you can take the next step in your UX career.
We love books here at UX Mastery. Without a doubt, reading is one of the most straightforward and accessible ways to build up your UX knowledge. Even better is having the opportunity to discuss, question, and confirm your understanding with your peers.
That’s why we decided to start the UX Mastery online book club. With so many fantastic books on UX and related topics, we hope we can give you that extra motivation to get reading.
During March, we were lucky to host Susan Weinschenk and Andy Vitale in our Ask the UXperts Slack channel.
In keeping with the theme of stakeholder management, each offered their views on how UXers can successfully navigate the challenges of working with different areas within organisations. Today we’re highlighting a few of their key insights.
There’s no feeling as universally common yet isolating as imposter syndrome. The fear that you’re not the magical unicorn with the medley of skills and experience that everyone expected.
For UXers just starting out, this feeling is practically a prerequisite. What other group of people are meant to have extensive skills in research, design, strategic thinking, data and psychology? Oh and to add to this list, user experience designers are meant to have EXPERIENCE.
But we all have to start somewhere. Here’s how the experts cope when imposter syndrome rears its ugly head.
Where do you see yourself in the next five or ten years? Leading a multidisciplinary in-house UX team? Presenting on stage at your favourite UX conference? Hosting a UX meetup?
These are all ways you can take on a leadership role in UX. Last week, we looked at the essential qualities of UX leaders. This week, our UXperts share their advice on overcoming barriers and practical tips to steer your career in the right direction.
Laser-focused, innovative, patient, authentic. These are all qualities we look for in our leaders. For ambitious UXers, leading a team, a company, or even the field, is probably in your sights.
What qualities do you need to become a UX leader? And what defines UX leadership? We speak to some of our UXperts on what UX leadership means to them.
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.
Hawk family Christmases are all about the laughter, family and fires – the human experience.
Earlier this year, I passed the five year mark in my UX career. It’s been an incredible ride so far.
This UXmas, I’d like to share some of these lessons from my first few years in the hope one or two may help you in your own UX journey.