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#479

Hi Pamela

Welcome, this is a great community and resource for all things UX.

You’ll find so many Graphic Designers moving towards UX, and lots super information and stories.

I’ve been looking at these YouTube videos recently on design/ux/web etc. see below.

All the best, Paddy



#480

Hey @katie @currierart and @pameladodera – great to hear from you all. :slight_smile:


#481

Hi Paddy!

Thanks for the recommendations :slight_smile: I will take a look at those videos


#482

Thank you, Hawk! :slight_smile:


#483

I’m very new to UX, I’m 2 months in to my UX/UI bootcamp and was turned on to this community. I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone a engage in a community that exists outside my class.

Where in the world are you?
Orange County, CA

What stage of your career are you at?
I’ve been a graphic designer for 13 years. New to UX.

What are you current challenges?
Seeing if I could or should do a career shift that is more about UX, or roll it in my current skill sets as a visual designer.

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
So, I joined my bootcamp because I thought I would be more interested in learning more about UI design and development…but we started with UX research and I found that I really loved researching problems, and then analyzing findings in order to figure out solutions to them. The idea of working to investigate problems and building something that helps solve them is proving to be very meaningful to me.

Cats or dogs?
For the most part, dogs.


#484

Hey Jason,
Great to hear from you. I’m glad you caught the UX bug.


#485

Thank you! I wish it happened sooner!


#486
  • Where in the world are you? Morocco
  • What stage of your career are you at? I’m 4th-year computer science student, currently majoring in mobile development, started learning UX for a few months now, done few mini projects here and there and currently an intern at a company specialised in UX, it’s been a month for me here.
  • What are you current challenges? My biggest challenge right now, is sharpening my interaction design and information architecture skills, as well as finding a bridge between being a developer and a ux designer.
  • What aspect/s of UX are passionate about? Interaction design and information architecture.
  • Cats or dogs? I’d have to make a paragraph to pick which, but mainly cats because they’re all the same, dogs can be different from one another (at least in my country).

#487

Hello all - I’m the founder of education marketplace CourseCompare.ca. Nice to meet you!

Where in the world are you?
Toronto, Canada
What stage of your career are you at?
Former digital agency executive now living a bootstrapping startup life.
What are you current challenges?
Exposing more Canadians to UX career paths and training opportunities, exposing more Canadian companies to the value of UX practices, and finding and hiring amazing UX talent in Toronto.
What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
As the founder of an online marketplace, conversion rate optimization is kind of my obsession.
Cats or dogs?
Woof!


#488

Amazing! I read an article about Morocco in the weekend. It is now officially at the top of my wish list. Which part of Morocco are you in?

Have you been to ConversionXL Live? Best conference ever.


#489

@HAWK

I live in a small town called Sidi Kacem (pronounces Seedee Kah sem), it belongs to the Rabat-Salé-Kenitra (pronounces Key nee tra) region, which is where the capital Rabat (pronounces Rah bat or Reh bat if you want to go with the local pronounciation) is. I’m currently working in Kenitra but studying in Salé, a train ride between my home in Sidi Kacem and Kenitra is an hour, and an hour and a half to Salé (it pronounces Sah leh). Any more info you’d like to know about the country?


#490

Oh boy. I’m so excited to be here. I’ve been looking for a community to join that will help me grow my skills and get to know some other cool designers and I’m excited to see what the future holds on this lil platform. Now let’s fill out this info sheet!

Where in the world are you?

I’m currently on the west coast! Seattle, WA, USA. Super pretty, lots of good tech, but also cold. So cold. I lived my whole life in Houston until moving here in 2016 and still haven’t adjusted.

What stage of your career are you at?

Very early. Like so early. I got into product design as a potential career path maybe two weeks ago and have collectively done ~8hours of work on UI/UX stuff between my two other jobs.

What are you current challenges?

Is all of them an option? Just kidding! I’m really happy with what I’ve accomplished so far. I went from not knowing anything about UI/UX stuff to making self-taught app mockups on Figma. I’m currently just trying to get feedback from people on what I’ve done so far (and possible future pieces) which not only would help my skills as a designer grow but also help others with their feedback skills. Everyone wins!

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?

I’m interested in product design (specifically like apps) because of the aspect of being able to solve problems and create a more pleasant experience for users. Maybe it’s my retail mgmt background or maybe it’s being a Capricorn, but I love that analytical aspect of it. I’ve got a long way to go and a lot to learn still, but I’m excited to get to that point. If I can make things easier or more helpful for just one user, I’ll be happy.

Cats or dogs?

Both! I love all animals. I’m a vegan and just wanna hug every animal. Well maybe not spiders… or scorpions… But they’re cute too in their own way I guess.

Well that’s some info on me, can’t wait to get to dig into this community and see what everyone’s up to. I can already tell it’ll be a great resource and I’m excited to see what we can accomplish working together.


#491

Hey John, I love your excitement. :slight_smile:
Welcome on board. If you want feedback on things from us we have a channel esp. for that purpose.


#492

Thanks! Happy to have found a place that’s welcoming to newbies. I’ve yet to do much UX work (mostly been practicing UI things to this point), so I’ll probably be asking a healthy amount of questions as I go along.

Is the feedback section open for any type of feedback? I did a bit of snooping about in it and I mostly saw portfolio reviews, so just wanted to check before I accidentally post the wrong thing.

A lot of the stuff I’ve been working on is just fantasy side projects for like apps I wish existed, or redesigns of apps that already exist but could be a bit smoother (either from a UI or UX perspective). Would it be ok to ask for feedback on things like that or should I wait until I had something that was more tangible (i.e. a project for an actual client that requested a redesign vs me just redoing something for fun)? Just double checking, I don’t wanna accidentally break any rules or anything!

Thanks again for the warm welcome! :grin:


#493

People tend to use it mostly for portfolios but you can ask for feedback on any UX related project there.


#494

Where in the world are you?
Abingdon, which is a small town near Oxford. The town is very science focused, was the home of the UKs first nuclear reactor, first transistor computer and cutting edge fusion research.

What stage of your career are you at?
False beginner. I have 30 years of design experience, 18 years of which has been working on digital products as well as print. I’ve designed CD ROMs GUIs, Dictionary Apps, and more recently virtual learning environments. An exciting recent project the design of a new ethical social media platform which is designed for civil discourse.

What are you current challenges?
Probably typical ones, finding new clients (or a full-time job), confusion about what new skills I need to learn. Fear of code (which I will overcome). Not being good at selling myself!

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
The ethical and philosophical side is very interesting. UX designers create worlds, and we rely on the cognition and senses of users to make those worlds stable places. These can be used in good ways (for example the UK.gov website), or bad ways (fake news, data mining). We have so much control and so much responsibility.

Cats or dogs?
Both, cats and dogs were sent to teach humans.


#495

Welcome, @burgesstypography!

Love your interest in ethical and philosiphical aspects of UX!


#496

Agreed. Welcome Pete – glad you’re here.


#497

I might be topical (esp with Cambridge Analytica in the news) but I think some soul searching amongst designers is probably called for. In the late 19th century William Morris took a stand against the inhuman employment conditions of the industrial revolution, which eventually spawned the arts and crafts movement, which in turn guided modern design schools such as the Bauhaus.

Designing in elements such as notifications that can cause dopamine feedback loops, dark patterns, or just making data obscure and hard to read – these are things that we need to battle (in my view at least)! We are ultimately here to help people.


#498

Where in the world are you?
Ghana, West Africa

What stage of your career are you at?
We just created our new company and were marketing hotels in Ghana, giving travellers choice and hotels (both big players and small) discoverability without the need for high cost websites. Aggregation of accommodation options. Our platform is at haedanpa.com

What are you current challenges?
Growth and funding (of course :slight_smile:). And some community support and advice on UX.

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
Discoverabily UX around content,…such that is simple for low tech people to enjoy using my products.

Cats or dogs?
**None at the moment :slight_smile: **