I’m returning to UX after taking 3 years off. I’m looking for advice on where I need to do some catch-up to become competitive again.
Learning Sketch is at the top of my list. I’ve already signed up for a General Assembly Sketch workshop. There are tons of other tools that have matured since I’ve been active in the field, but it’s difficult to identify which are important. What software and services should I check out?
I’m also looking for insight into the current UX practice. Prototyping, Product Design and Design Thinking have gotten really big. Are there other topics I should brush up on?
Finally, I’d love to hear additional advice or any stories about re-entering the field after a long medical hiatus.
A little more about me… I started UX in 2004 after finishing a Masters program, have 6 years of high-end agency experience, and have led UX work for many large clients - typically in the content, media and mission-driven industries. I’m currently in the SF Bay area.