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#1

We want you to be part of our team, and that means we need to know what makes you tick.

So…

  • Where in the world are you?
  • What stage of your career are you at?
  • What are you current challenges?
  • What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
  • Cats or dogs?

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#3

Where in the world are you?
Liliya Mota, Gujarat, India
What stage of your career are you at?
Experienced Learner 4 Year Of work Experience
What are you current challenges?
Find Job in US
What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
Probably Increase Customer Satisfaction by good Usability
Cats or dogs?
Dog


#4

I’d like to introduce my friend and colleague @alessandro_molinaro to the UX Mastery community :smiley:

He joined our team about 6 months ago and is really passionate about UX design. I think he’ll be a great asset to the community here!


#5

Thanks Jacqui, Hi All :slight_smile:


#6

ciao @alessandro_molinaro :slight_smile:


#7

Ciao Dopamino :slight_smile:


#8

I almost forgot…


#9

Welcome @alessandro_molinaro – I’m glad Jacqui has sent you our way. :slight_smile:

Do you mean the American animal, or our Oceanic possum? If it’s the latter, did you know that they are protected in Australia, but here in NZ they’re pests and it’s encouraged to shoot them (ideally for their wool).


#10

The American one probably, the one that when in danger fakes to be dead. I’ll do the same when I don’t know something…which happen often… :slight_smile:


#11

Hello all!

Where in the world are you?
Indianapolis, IN - US
What stage of your career are you at?
I recently did a career change to Business Analyst, and now that I’m in IT and finished school, I"ve been exploring other opportunities, which is how I found UX. TOTALLY hooked.

What are you current challenges?
Learning UX design without going back to school. I just finished my degree in Business Information Systems. My family and I can’t afford for me to go back to yet another school. I’ve always been proficient at learning on my own, so here I am! The biggest challenge I have right now is finding others who would be willing to give me the kind of feedback one would get in a classroom from a teacher or students. I’m really hoping to find that here! I hope to offer feedback to others, and maybe they’ll give me feedback when I’m ready with new material!

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
I’ve been struggling to figure out why UX fascinates me so! I think I’ve figured it out: I’ve ALWAYS considered myself a utilitarian. I value function over form. Optimizing usability and accessibility, and mixing in bit of wonder and delight, is a thrilling idea!

Cats or dogs?
I am a cat person who married someone who is allergic to cats. Haven’t had a cat in over 15 years. I have friends who are cat people, and I get my cat fix at their houses. :slight_smile: For my daughter’s birthday, we’re getting her a dog. So THAT will be interesting!


#12

Hello. I’m an unemployed nobody who’s thinking of having a stab at app development.

I know I know, that was a bit self-derogatory. But it’s not altogether inaccurate.

I learned a bit of Java some fifteen years ago, but I haven’t used it since. My only experience of user interfaces is as an often unhappy user.


  • Where in the world are you?

A bit south of the middle of Sweden

  • What stage of your career are you at?

I’d rather not think about that.

  • What are you current challenges?

As of this moment, adding items to lists.

  • What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?

User interfaces are a necessary evil. They’re best when you hardly notice them at all.

  • Cats or dogs?

I can make friends with both but don’t have either.


#13

Hi everyone!

Not only am I a new group member, but I am also new to the UX Design world! But not new to the concepts of UX Deign - I’ll go into this a bit further below.

Where in the world are you?
I’m from UK, working and living in London.

What stage of your career are you at?
I have over 5 years of experience in Digital Marketing & Digital Operations. I would describe myself as someone who has been a “Jack of all trades” rather than a master of one. Simply because nothing to date that I’ve learned about or picked up along the way has screamed at me and said. “Yo” this is what I really want to specialise in!

So have been in involved in building websites, optimising them from a search marketing view point, right up to promoting key messages via other digital channels i.e. social media, email, etc. And of course tracking and measuring success.

What are you current challenges?
My biggest challenge at the moment is “how can I migrate into a UX specific role?” Not having enough solid experience, or a “portfolio” to prove to prospected employers is going to be a challenge. As I’m already well paid with a lot of related experience behind me. I hoping to learn more about UX design, and speak to others in the hope to figure out how I can make my transition into UK Design.

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
Not sure to be honest as I have so much to learn before I can start to talk about my passion for UX. However, I will try and answer this from what I’ve experienced and loved to do from my past experiences that have had a direct relationship with UX. I’ve loved to build wireframes, and figuring out how to best lay down my ideas and concepts (without the the full research piece - mainly having to relay on analysis from heat maps and web usage analytics). I’ve loved the process behind re-looking at existing IA site map structures and re-doing them to meet organisations objectives (from a content marketing and persona driven view point) - again having lacked the experience behind getting customer feedback and UATs.

What really fascinates me is the idea of improving / optimising accessibility and usability based on the principles behind human interaction - with a pragmatic and creative approach.

Cats or dogs?
Both! After all, Loins are cats too :slight_smile:


#14

No they aren’t. But a loin can be a part of a cat. :wink:


#15

Great to hear from you all @marie_williams01 @Bleke @sandeepkgadhavi

(@Bleke that made me smile)


#16

You have experience in a ton of area’s I’m totally lacking in. I’m a bit envious of the skills involved with the marketing side: the messaging on various channels and analytics can be so important to this work, and yet organizationally too far from me. Slow changing, although changing.


#17

Hi there,

I’m new to UX design – although I hadn’t realised that I’d been skirting around the edges of UXD in the past. After attending the fantastic GA UXD course earlier this year I’ve decided to change careers and set up a shingle as a UX designer.

Where in the world are you?
In foggy London

What stage of your career are you at?
Just starting out and so need to create a compelling portfolio before I can look for work.

What are your current challenges?
I’m undecided about which (if any) area of UXD to specialise in – so many fun things to choose from. Also deciding whether to stay self-employed or work either full-time or on a long term contract.

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
On GA’s course, I enjoyed pretty much all aspects of the UX process. The bit I enjoyed the most though was talking to Users/Clients – it was fun parking my thoughts and ego and getting to understand their view.

Cats or dogs?
Don’t have a preference really – but if pushed would probably opt for a cat as they seem marginally easier to deal with than dogs!

Cheers, Paul.


#18

Where in the world are you?
I’m in Sweden, but we work everywhere, and we travel when need be.

What stage of your career are you at?
Senior, I’ve “worked my way up” from pixel-pusher to Service designer and beyond.

What are you current challenges?
Wow, well, superpowering people is the purpose, the challenge is getting in at the absolute top of organisations so that change have a chance to happen.

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
The part where you go from interactions to feelings. Feeling superpowered is a great feeling!

Cats or dogs?
People. Then dogs. Then cats. I’ve even had a pet rat FYI.

I’m co-founder of Unicorn Titans


#19

Where in the world are you?
I am in Nigeria

What stage of your career are you at?
I am an undergraduate student of Electrical Electronics Engineering. I found out about the field of UX Design, I see it as the best way to design solutions to problems and I would love to make a career out of it. I am a beginner.

What are your current challenges?
My current challenge is finding a good way (online courses, in-person training, books…) to really learn about UX Design. I have read books like Design of Everyday Things, Don’t Make Me Think and I have taken some short courses here and there, but I still kind of feel confused on whether I am ready to take on a project. I learn best when my learning is project based that is, I am taught a concept then practice with a mini project, taught another concept then practice,… At the end of the day a get to do major projects where I bring all concepts together and apply them thereby testing my competence. A mentored led course would also be great. Some of the courses I have seen that perhaps fit this style are springboard and Careerfoundry courses and they are way too expensive. Please, if you know of cheaper courses, books or any learning resource that fits my style or if you have any advice for me do well to inform me.

What aspect of UX are you passionate about?
Not sure yet

Cats or Dogs?
Hawks


#20

Location:
I live in the metro Washington, DC area.

What stage of your career are you at?
I am a seasoned professional just not in UX. I’ve worn many hats, Business Analyst, IT Project Manager for SDLC, IT Program Manager, and currently I Manage IT contracts for a Goverment agency in DC

What aspect of UX are you passionate about?
I love design and find it more satisfying to have produce a product or service that is simple and easy to use but now i wanted to know what drives someone to a website and be engaged in the experience as well.

My Current Challenges?
Getting started in UI/UX and being a somewhat seasoned person without the skill set for UX and the millennial that are dominant in the space.

Cats or Dogs?
Dog- Italian Greyhound

Lisa