User Experience

How to become a user experience designer?

This blog, like the previous two related to UX frequently asked questions, is best left to the experts.  Below, I have shared some related suggestions from User Experience experts out in the world:

Get Educated

There are four steps to becoming a UX designer: 

  1. Enroll in a tech-related bachelor’s degree program. 
  2. Grow skill sets and become tech savvy. Focus on software and programming knowledge.
  3. Gain experience in the field through freelance work, internships, or in your current job.
  4. Refresh your abilities periodically, by following emerging tech trends and taking online UX courses.

Career Foundry

  1. Start reading up on UX
  2. Learn the key UX principles
  3. Learn about the key UX design methods and processes
  4. Structure your learning with a credible UX course
  5. Apply what you’re learning to real-world projects
  6. Learn the tools of the trade
  7. Build your UX portfolio
  8. Network with both aspiring and established designers

UX Collective

  1. Research and Preparation
  2. Design school
  3. Portfolio/Social Media Presence
  4. Volunteer projects (to go beyond school projects)
  5. HTML/CSS
  6. Java Script
  7. Networking
  8. First job
  9. Work hard and be proactive
  10. Meanwhile — Online courses/learn from everyone around you/be UX enthusiast.
  11. Become a UX designer”

Udacity

“1. Read Up
2. Find a Mentor
3. Take a Class
4. Do Some Actual Real-World UX Design Work
5. Land a Job
6. Never Stop Learning”

Invision

“Do plenty of background research
Learn the right skills with a UX Design course
Build your portfolio
Build your portfolio
Get yourself a mentor
Tell the right story”

Mockplus

“Step1. Figure out your motivation
Step2. Read books to learn the fundamentals of ux design
Step3. Take a UX design course/class
Step4. Learn and master some basic design tools
Step5. Practice and improve UX design skills through actual projects
Step6. Create social media accounts and follow the best ux design blogs/websites
Step7. Create portfolios/resumes online
Step8. Search a UX designer job and prepare for an interview
Step9. Never stop learning and practicing”

Notes: What is user experience design? What is user experience? How to study user experience? How to become a user experience researcher? How to become a user experience designer? How to get into user experience? What does a user experience designer do? Which is an example of an unnecessary resource negatively impacting the user experience? What is connected user experiences and telemetry? What is a user experience researcher?
 

Date posted: June 8, 2020

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