I wanted to be an artist or architect as a kid and when I left school I studied art and design with Graphic Design as my second year specialism.
I went on to do a HND in graphic design but left after a year as I didn't feel that it was really preparing me for the real world. I got a job working as a web designer in 2001 and developed my skills on the job while studying history of art as a part time degree. After 14 years of working as a web designer and front end developer for various large eCommerce companies I decided that I wanted to move more towards the UX side of the industry.
I did the NNG UX certification in London in November 2015 partly to further my knowledge but also to show what I could do as my portfolio was a bit out dated after spending 5 years in one place. Within a month I got myself a new job as a UX developer at a cloud software company that runs a platform for software resellers.
Something that has puzzled me for several years:
When presented with a row of doors at the entrance to a large building. If all the doors but one are closed and the open one has a small queue, people will usually queue to get through the open door, rather than try to open one of the closed doors.
- people don't want to risk trying something that doesn't work
- Social proof
- Don't like touching door handles
- Something else?