Time to actually post something on the forum!
Where in the world are you?
Currently in Bournemouth, UK
What stage of your career are you at?
I’ve only discovered UX not so long ago. I’m currently finishing my master’s degree in Communication and I’m trying to somehow integrate some UX practices into my course. I need to start working on my portfolio and get my first internship in the field. Good luck me.
What are your current challenges?
I need to build some confidence in this field. It’s been a little tough as I don’t have a mentor, I don’t really know a lot of people in the field, I don’t have a structure to help me learn what I need to learn so I feel a bit lost at times and I’m worried I’m never going to feel ready to actually apply for jobs.
Another challenge of mine is to find a way to convince some official people that a degree in media arts and in communication definitely is a good fit for a job in design. I’ve been planning to move back to the country I was living in prior to starting my master’s degree in the UK but visa requirements are getting tougher.
What aspect/s of UX are you passionate about?
I like humans, I like getting to know them. I feel very fascinated by the fact that my personal opinion doesn’t always match the majority. Finding ways to improve things is very satisfying. I also like the combination of UX with UI design. I like it when things have proper reasons for being the way they are.
Cats or dogs?
If I were an animal, I’d probably be a cat but I prefer hanging out with dogs.
I’m happy I found this community