UX Design Career Toolkit Pt 1: Is UX Right For You?
What you'll learn
- This course will give you the tools you need to decide if a career in UX is right for you.
- You will learn about the core traits that make UX designers successful
- You will learn the secret downsides of working in UX that no one talks about
- No previous knowledge is required.
If you’ve found this course, chances are you’ve heard about the “hot new field” of UX design.
UX design is consistently rated as one of the highest paying jobs with the best work-life balance, and opportunities to be "creative." You now have vocational schools claiming that in a mere 10 weeks, they can transform you into a UX designer and double or triple your salary.
But is UX design really right for you? In this course, I will give you the tools to help you decide for yourself. I will give a brief overview of what UX design is, and the traits that make a good UX designer. I will talk about the frustrating parts of being a UX designer. And I will give you a set of questions to ask yourself that will help you examine yourself and decide if UX is a career path that makes sense for you!
Who this course is for:
- People interested in UX Design and who want to understand what it's about
- People interested in making a career chance to UX from another field
Formerly at Google, BMW, Wells Fargo, WalmartLabs. Run my own design consultancy in Silicon Valley now.
I got my start in teaching helping career changers make a transition into UX by way of a 10-week, full-time immersive program at General Assembly. I'm very passionate about teaching and mentoring-- I must be, because there's not a lot of money in this!
The unique perspective I bring to your design challenges is based on my unique background: because I'm a mix of very disparate cultures (American growing up in Germany), I connect subjects that other designers aren't able to connect as easily. This leads to seeing opportunities that would stay undiscovered if you worked with someone who does not have this perspective. I graduated with a Master's Degree in Media System Design from one of the top universities in Germany. Over the last decade, I've worked in all aspects of the design process at some point: frontend dev, engineering, visual design, prototyping/interaction/UX, product.