How to find your first job in UX?

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Tips& Tricks to get yourself a job in UX!

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  • 1. Your first job in User Experience (UX): Where to nd it, how to get it. in Where to find it, how to get it.
  • 2. PEOPLE cool
  • 3. On-off design technology Co-founder Kristin Low Kristin started career as a project manager of building industry. He later co-founded On-o Design Technology. moderator
  • 4. ceo kaizor innovation elaine ann Elaine started career as a graphic designer. She later founded Kaizor Innovation. discussion panel
  • 5. Head of User Experience JobsDB Marcel Takagi Marcel started career as a web developer. He is now the head of an in-house UX team in JobsDB. discussion panel
  • 6. User Experience Designer Startup Anandita Saha Anandita started career as a nancial consultant. She has working experience at both large consultancy rms and startups. discussion panel
  • 7. ux entrepreneur Startup thomas wong Thomas started career as a brand designer. He later co-founded carshare.hk. discussion panel
  • 8. discussion lets start
  • 9. What kind of people are ux hirers looking for? question
  • 10. most wanted traits curiosity perceptiveness empathy html/css, project management, data analysis, public speaking, group facilitation Ref: User Experience Careers-how to become a UX pro, and how to hire one, Susan Farrel and Jakob Nielsen, 2014 FAST LEARNER
  • 11. question What are the educational background of ux-ers?
  • 12. 55%hold degrees from an immense range of disciplines 45%come from: design, psychology, communication, english, computer science Ref: User Experience Careers-how to become a UX pro, and how to hire one, Susan Farrel and Jakob Nielsen, 2014
  • 13. question What are the necessary skills ?
  • 14. most needed skills business skills design skills people skills html/css, project management, data analysis, public speaking, group facilitation Ref: User Experience Careers-how to become a UX pro, and how to hire one, Susan Farrel and Jakob Nielsen, 2014
  • 15. what does a ux-er do in his/her daily job? question
  • 16. 75% 16 Ref: User Experience Careers-how to become a UX pro, and how to hire one, Susan Farrel and Jakob Nielsen, 2014 of the respondents reported activities Present solutions / concepts Persuade others Analyze tasks or activities Build prototype or wireframes Collaborate with subject matter experts Gather requirements Specify interaction design Conduct in-person usability studies Make storyboards, user journeys, ow diagrams Perform design reviews or heuristic evaluations
  • 17. question How to impress the HR?
  • 18. advices Time for some
  • 19. keep learning 1
  • 20. websites some of the useful sites
  • 21. start your own project learn through doing 2
  • 22. mini project start your own project try to apply UX principles
  • 23. exampleRef: Peter Smart, petesmart.co.uk
  • 24. exampleRef: Peter Smart, petesmart.co.uk problem
  • 25. exampleRef: Peter Smart, petesmart.co.uk rethinking
  • 26. exampleRef: Peter Smart, petesmart.co.uk rethinking
  • 27. exampleRef: Peter Smart, petesmart.co.uk rethinking
  • 28. exampleRef: Peter Smart, petesmart.co.uk follow up
  • 29. stay connected 3
  • 30. Events our recommended events design jams DTHK meetups IXDA events openIDEO meetups
  • 31. tell a good story 4
  • 32. question designers have portfolios. do ux-ers need to have their portfolios too?
  • 33. story telling problem+ process +result case studies blogs portfolios
  • 34. exampleRef: Peter Smart, 50problems50days.com/
  • 35. exampleRef: Peter Smart, 50problems50days.com/ problem
  • 36. exampleRef: Peter Smart, 50problems50days.com/ process
  • 37. exampleRef: Peter Smart, 50problems50days.com/ solution
  • 38. thank you! Q & A