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#502

Same here. We need a UXM meetup in Austria, I think!


#503

Hi all, I am Shilpa.
This seems to be a very lively and helpful community and I am glad to be here.
Some facts about me:

Where in the world are you?
Seattle, US, where all the UX action is happening currently.

What stage of your career are you at?
I have a bachelor’s degree in Design and have recently done a certificate course in User Centered Design. I would call myself a beginner.

What are you current challenges?
I am currently building my portfolio and looking for mentorship.

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
I am still learning and getting to know myself. But I do feel intrigued by the research and design thinking parts of it.

Cats or dogs?
Well, both are fun!


#504

Welcome! I’m going to be in your time zone this coming fall for a bit. I’ll wave at you from Portland. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#505

Hey everyone, so happy to be part of this community.

Where in the world are you?

Izmir, Turkiye

What stage of your career are you at?

I’m a master’s student in BIS from Dokuz Eylul University and also taking Mobile Web Specialist Nanodegree at Udacity. I sometimes take freelance project but not so often.

I always feel uncomfortable starting a project by coding, This led me to learn visual design. What I realized is Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works..

I read don’t make me think and love it!

I was looking for a UX community, so here I’m.

What are you current challenges?

Understanding UX workflow better. Applying UX to real world projects.

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?

User Research part makes me exicing.

Cats or dogs?

Love both.


#506

Welcome Zehir. I haven’t been to Turkey. What is the UX scene like over there?


#507

Thank you @HAWK

Well, if you have 5 min, this video can bring you Turkey for a moment.

UX not very broad in Turkey, especially in İzmir. Job titles are mostly UI/UX.

But big companies are becoming aware of importance of UX.


#508

Hi everyone, I’m Sergey, UX-researcher at a small software company.

Where in the world are you?
Moscow, Russia

What stage of your career are you at?
Getting my master degree in comparative sociology.
Work as usability-analyst, also do trainings and seminars about UX-research methodology and practice for our clients.

What are you current challenges?
I am trying to get better at design and giving speeches.
Planing to bring more sociological methodology into UX-research.
Hardest challenge now is to finally complete my master thesis (got less than a week to submit final text).
Actually, will write direct message for everyone here trying to interview, because i need more empirical data.

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
I’m passionate about data visualisation and longitude studes.
The most great thing in our field is when you see the results of your recomendations in a product.

Cats or dogs?
Ferrets.


#509

This is interesting!

So is this.


#510

Brazil, and in half a decade I plan to live in New Zealand, Canada or somewhere in Europe.

I’m starting to read everything about UX, currently I’m a Business Intelligence Developer, but due to affinities I’m trying to land a job on the UI+UX+front end development area. At the moment I’m studying web development and doing sketches on Adobe XD (waiting for Invision Studio to launch on Windows since I don’t own a Mac :sweat_smile:).

Get a new job related to UI / UX, improve my UI/UX skills and master HTML+CSS+Javascript.

Construction of useful interfaces, minimalist but functional design, being able to be different even if dealing with the same data and improve already functional systems.

I’m literally a CatDog person.
:smiley_cat::dog:


#511

I live in NZ :slight_smile:

Welcome!


#512

Life in NZ seems amazing :smiley:

It will take some years on my part to visit, in the meantime I have to improve my skills and learn from communities and courses :slight_smile:


#513

Where in the world are you? Serbia, Europa
What stage of your career are you at? Project Management
What are you current challenges? Starting new business in ecommmerc , need all informations and help that i can get :slight_smile:
What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
User interviews, meeting new people, understanding how they work.
Cats or dogs? Dogs forever .


#514

Welcome Nevena! So you are planning a move from Project Management to UX? Or you do a bit of both in your role?


#515

Hi All, nice to meet you!

Where in the world are you?
Toronto, ON
What stage of your career are you at?
I’m a Desktop Publisher that wants to transition into Product Design (currently working on a portfolio)
What are you current challenges?
Trying to create projects on my own
What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
Definitely the visual design, but also just human behaviour
Cats or dogs?
Cats for sure. I have two round ones at home


#516

Hey Zenia, welcome! How did you find out about UX?


#518

Where in the world are you?
Manchester, england

What stage of your career are you at?
Web Designer, currently incorporating some UX practices into my projects

What are your current challenges?
Finding a UX Mentor

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
Understanding user behaviour, meeting people & visual design

Cats or dogs?
Dogs


#519

Hi Hawk!

I found out about UX after a friend of mine took a bootcamp for Web Design and I was browsing through the other classes that the bootcamp had. When I read the description of the UX Design class, I knew that I had to see what it was about. So I took a part-time bootcamp class and love every aspect of it, so now I’m slowly trying to transition to UX.


#520

Hello and thank you

Where in the world are you?

Bratislava, Slovakia
What stage of your career are you at?
Maternity leave :slight_smile: the last 4 years i’ve being working on administrative position, and i must say i really don’t like it. So finally decided to pursue my dream and become UX designer.
What are you current challenges?
Finding out if i have enough of talent to become UX designer, creating first portfolio.
What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
Creating. This is a great feeling - to create something useful and good looking, pulling out idea from your head and making it visible to others, being useful.
Cats or dogs?
Cats!


#521

Hi all!

I am new around here, look forward to getting to know everyone.

Where in the world are you?
Birmingham, UK.

What stage of your career are you at?
Worked in Digital for a total of 5 years, first 3 years heavily focused on CRO and Marketing, moved in to UX for the last 2 years at a large financial organisation.

What are you current challenges?
Personally: building a network within the UX space and plowing through as much reading material as possible.

Work: Developing a UX focused culture at an established business with existing processes and ways of doing things.

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
This is hard to narrow down. But key areas at the minute:
Analytics & Insight
User research/ Usability testing
Experimentation (MVT / AB)
And ultimately adding value.

Cats or dogs?
Cats - specifically a Ragdoll called Guss.


#522

That’s awesome! Good on you.