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#422

Thanks! Keeping the high quality discussions and community going will definitely make my life better. I see many great topics!

Wes


#423

Where in the world are you?
Thessaloniki, Greece
What stage of your career are you at?
Mid-level UX/Product Designer (6 yrs of XP)
What are you current challenges?
Transitioning to a less traditional, more fluid and iterative design process.
What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
About releasing people’s working memory (reserved for unnecessary tasks) and decluttering their cognitive load (often wasted on poorly designed applications.) so that they can afford to focus on what is most important to them
Cats or dogs?
Can I please have both?


#424

HI Anthi,

Welcome! It’s great to have you here. I look forward to seeing you around.


#425

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About releasing people’s working memory (reserved for unnecessary tasks) and decluttering their cognitive load
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You’ll enjoy our theme for this month.


#426

Hi all. I am new here, so, please, don’t be too hard on me. :wink: Excited to join!

Where in the world are you?
Toronto, Canada

What stage of your career are you at?
I guess better, than yesterday and hope worse, than tomorrow

What are you current challenges?
Getting a portfolio website together (UX)

What aspect/s of UX are you passionate about?
I’m excited about almost every aspect of UX design, but most of all about everything that answers the “why?” question. Like strategy, philosophy, goals and etc. I mean, no offence, mockups, you are fun, too :wink:

Cats or dogs?
cats and corgis :slight_smile:


#427

Fantastic to have you here!

I’m a person who asks why a lot also! I look forward to hearing more of your questions and answers.


#428

Where in the world are you?
Timisoara, Romania

What stage of your career are you at?
I’ve been an architect for 4 years and recently managed to change my career path, landing my first job as an UX Designer at an IT company.

What are you current challenges?
Finding a way to adapt the design process to each product and making sure developers understand what my job is in the company (they keep throwing UI tasks at me :joy: .

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
User testing can have such different results based on the users personalities.

Cats or dogs?
Dogs. I have 2 dogs that are almost the exact replicas of 2 stupid dogs.


#429

I look forward to seeing your insights.

I share your enthusiasm for the design / behavior connection and would like to use it to solve problems for real people.


#430

Love it. Welcome Roxana, great to hear from you.


#431

Hello There!
Thanks for having me!

Where in the world are you?
I am now in London, UK

What stage of your career are you at?
I am Head of UX in a small agency

What are your current challenges?
I am Head of UX in a small agency :slight_smile:

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
I love to explore how people think, their behaviour and their whys

Cats or dogs?
Meow!

I subscribed to this community mainly to receive and give-on-request feedback.
In particular, for me, it’s about my portfolio and how I come across to HR Managers and other designers.
Please, take a look and let me know :slight_smile:
My Resume: http://www.saratraversari.it/Sara_Traversari_resume.pdf
My Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sara-traversari-0347706/
My Portfolio: www.saratraversari.it


#432

Hey Sara – welcome! It’s almost COB Friday for me but if you want to post your links in the #problem-solving category I’ll jump in early next week. :slight_smile:


#433

Where in the world are you?
Jordan
What stage of your career are you at?
Entry level, still looking for a place I can apply my knowledge in, It`s a career change after four years as network engineer
What are you current challenges?
change the career and Find Job in US
What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
Interaction design, research, and strategy.
Cats or dogs?
Cats.


#434

Welcome! I think you’re in the right place and thank you for being another cat person!


#435

Wow, I think you might be our first member from Jordan. I don’t know much about your country. What’s it like?

And welcome. :slight_smile:


#436

Hey everyone, I’m Matt! New here, here are my answers to the below. :slight_smile:


#437

Hey Matt. Welcome to the mad house.

What’s the scene like in SA?


#438

Thanks Hawk, UX is still a really young field over here. There are very few seasoned practitioners, but the digital market is starting to grow a good appetite for it. So I’ve started to get some graduates interested in the field and have been teaching some skillsets where I can.

I joined UX mastery because I think there is some great international knowledge to be gained here.


#439

Where in the world are you?
Zurich, Switzerland

What stage of your career are you at?
Working as an ad ops, studying product design and psychology

What are your current challenges?
Getting first experiences

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
User research, universal design and applying psychological principles and findings to design

Cats or dogs?
CATS


#440

Hi welcome to the community.

Having knowledge of psychology, is a great asset

Paddy


#441

Where in the world are you?

Sydney, Australia.

What stage of your career are you at?

About 10 years in. I started out studying Computer Science and HCI, then got involved with startups and spent some time in the valley. After that, I moved to Sydney and joined Atlassian where I worked as a lead designer for 4 years on JIRA, the growth team, and their cloud platform. I left Atlassian in 2016 to start my own startup Dovetail which is a new product for organizing and analyzing user feedback & research.

What are you current challenges?

Transitioning from designer to founder / CEO. Traditionally I’ve always enjoyed taking on a wide range of skills, but not being an expert in any one. At Dovetail I’m looking after design, research, marketing, finance, legal, along with a fair amount of coding. A lot of these things are completely new to me, and often there are times where I’d love to delegate something to someone with much more expertise than me.

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?

I’ve always enjoyed the day-to-day diversity of product design. It never really felt like I was doing the same thing each day. Some days I would be ‘in the zone’ creating icons or writing a blog post, other days running user testing sessions or workshops, speaking at conferences, or visiting customers on a contextual inquiry. No two days were the same. I also enjoy the challenge of intersecting design and business – lots of companies are still trying to understand the value of design. Finding tactful ways to convince business leaders that “good design is good business” is a great challenge. Don’t really have that challenge now!

Cats or dogs?

Dogs. I had a west highland white terrier called Angus growing up.