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Where in the world are you?
Stockholm, Sweden. :sweden:

What stage of your career are you at?
Senior user researcher (but I still struggle with the word Senior, even though I’ve had for over a year). About 7 years experience with UX.

What are you current challenges?
Not “over-specialising”. So currently considering stepping out of my current role and experiment other types of research (not so usability based, as it’s right now) and moving into foundational research or service design.

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
How people continue to surprise us in research and how teams thrive once they get together around real user research and design together.

Cats or dogs?
Like cats, but love dogs! :dog:

Hello everyone!

I am Landon Hood, I currently work as a Consultant for Bully Entertainment, where I am a professional generalist and doer of many things! I am trying to focus my career towards UX and Product Design.

Where am I!?!?
Baltimore, Maryland!

What stage of your career are you at?
I have 4 years Project management experience, where I contributed in not only management, but design, UX and Account Management. My toes are in the water for UX but still fairly junior.

What are you current challenges?
I believe my biggest struggle right now is finding a mentor or someone to whom I can work with to improve my capabilities in UX. I am hungry for structure!

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
All facets of UX, I have assisted in UX on projects for several large name companies like Dreamworks and Marvel. Visual Design and prototyping are my main interests. I am open learning everything I can.

Cats or dogs?
One dog named Booker, from Bioshock Infinite :smiley:

Interesting challenge. What is your rationale for wanting to do this?

(and welcome!)

Welcome Landon! I recently watched the very sad documentary of the murder of Hae Min Lee but in doing so I saw a lot of your beautiful home county.

Well, I guess I’ve been working for the same industry for quite some time now (6+ years) and all this time as a researcher. So it feels a bit that I’m becoming very specialised both when it comes to role (User Researcher, very focused on usability) and industry (home appliances).
And then I wonder - how would it be if I’d like to change to another company or role, would my options be very narrow due to that? You see what I mean?

Yeah it’s hard to be proud of Baltimore from time to time. A lot of rich history over shadowed by homelessness

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Hi Marie! I am fairly new to the community. I know this was posted a while back…but wanted to reach to see where you’re at now! How was your journey like if you don’t mind sharing?

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Hi Sandeep! – did you end up building a portfolio and switch into UX?

I’m from india.
from this year I’ll join college
just wanna earn money
im confused
dogs

Hello and welcome. What are you confused about?

@dylanrose10. Why are you moving to SF? There is a great UX Design community in Austin, TX. There are a lot of UX jobs in Austin too. SF is the most competitive market in the world for UX Designers. Also, as someone who teaches at UC Berkeley Extension, it’s not such a great place that you will get a job right away. There are a ton of online options to learn or get a degree. It’s cheaper to live in Austin. From my perspective, as some who lives and works in SF, I would rethink your plan.

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@jdebari. Moving to SF was not solely a career decision. I also have never lived outside of my hometown of Austin, TX and wanted to make a change. On your point though, I view competition as a catalyst for improvement. If a “fail” while I’m out here then I will have learned a lot and can take it back with me to Austin, which I guess to you has more opportunities. Luckily, I have been chipping away everyday at it, have landed an internship, am starting a community of aspiring UX Designers to learn from each other and build portfolios, and am having a blast while doing it. I truly appreciate your advice, but unfortunately the plan is already in action. My hope is that one day I can be at your level and help someone at my level achieve their goals!

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Hi all!
I am Wendy Khoo. I am pursuing a career in UX research!

Where in the world are you?
Traveling around the world, learning, and relaxing before I attend grad school… I will move to New Jersey later to pursue a Master’s degree in Information.
What stage of your career are you at?
I am a recent graduate with a psychology and informatics degree. I am still developing skills in order to find an internship for next summer.
What are you current challenges?
I would like to learn about UX research in the industry… I have conducted HCI research in my undergraduate school, but I know it was different. My current challenges/goals would be improving my protfolio, expanding my network with UX professionals, and preparing for grad school and coursework.
What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
Initially, as a psychology student, I am interested in the cognitive aspects of HCI and UX. As of now, I am interested in designing technologies that are easy to use, which would benefit society.
Cats or dogs?
Cats.

Hey Wendy, welcome!

Sounds terrible! :wink: Where did you study?

Thanks! I studied at the University of Iowa

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I hope you have a lot of money! SF is the most expensive city in the country right now. :slight_smile:

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Hello,

Where in the world are you?
I’m in Las Vegas, the city that never sleeps!

What stage of your career are you at?
I just finished the UX bootcamp program and studying to finish the UI course in a few weeks.

What are you current challenges?
There’s a lot of information to keep up in the UX industry. I am trying to find a community or a group of people to help each other to be inspired and talk about popular UX topics to sharpen the understanding of user experience design.

*** What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?**
I’m passionate user research, especially in regards to artificial intelligence.

Cats or dogs?
I am sorry, both.

  • Where in the world are you?
    Bengaluru, India
  • What stage of your career are you at?
    7 years experienced as UX practitioner
  • What are you current challenges?
    Decide next role in UX career
  • What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
    Research Analysis, Story Board and Prototyping
  • Cats or dogs?
    Dogs

Most definitely on my bucket list!!

Welcome @kennyuxdesigner . Which bootcamp did you do?

Interesting dilemma! What is your current thinking? And welcome back @patilsanskriti , it’s been a couple of years since you were last here!

Hey guys,

Nice to be here. I hope we will have a good time.

My answers:

Where in the world are you?
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

What stage of your career are you at?
Junior Level

What are you current challenges?
Should I Stay Or Should I GO? My first year in my first job was quite nice and interesting. Now I am not sure if I should stay with my nice team, but a dreadful boss.

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
UX in games, Design Systems, Click-Dummies, purposeful animations.

Cats or dogs?
Dogs, also because I am allergic to cats.

Cheers!

uxwannabe :nerd_face: