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#686

Where in the world are you?
Baltimore area, Maryland, but I’m willing to relocate!

What stage of your career are you at?
Right at the very beginning! I just graduated with a UX certificate and am looking for work in the field.

What are you current challenges?
Decisions!

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
I decided to go into UX because of everything I was reading and watching about the humane tech movement and the backlash to persuasive design. In my grad program I realized that I’m passionate about augmented reality and tangible UX!

Cats or dogs?
Rabbits!

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#687

I’m in Austin, Texas and work for an enterprise software company. I am new to the industry and my current position is a rotational program focused around UX which was my objective on my resume.

My challenge is navigating all there is to learn(within ux and also in each of my positions) and focusing on what really is important and relevant to my position. I have a tendency to get lost in the weeds and get overwhelmed.

Understanding and researching phases of UX are interesting to me but I love the whole concept of fixing, improving and creating efficient products/interfaces that make peoples lives easier.

Dogs, all the way

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#688

Hey @katelyn_greller and @amb_wells – great to have you both on board. Welcome!

#689

Thank you @HAWK! Can’t wait to contribute to a great community, thanks for the warm welcome!

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#690

Hi all, what a great community this is! I’m Christie.

Where in the world are you?
Melbourne, Australia . :wave:

What stage of your career are you at?
I work as an IT Manager in a fairly technical role (not customer-facing). I’m very familiar with how development teams work (different skills/tools used), scrum/agile, deployment and release management, product ownership, and all things testing! Feel free to message me if I can answer any questions for you in these areas. :slight_smile:

What are your current challenges?
I don’t have much of a chance to connect directly with users or customers of our products in my organisation. I can see a huge benefit to having our dev teams use more ux/design thinking, but it’s hard to convince people to change the way they work.
Also, I know very little about UX in general so I’m just trying to soak it all up right now and learn as much as I can to see where it takes me.

What aspects of UX are you passionate about?
On a professional level, I’m really interested in learning about how user research/data can inform our product decisions. For example, on a daily basis I see people making decisions about what to work on that are based on nothing more than “gut feel”: I’d like to see more of that being proven out by understanding our users with data.

On a personal level, art and design have always been part of my life, and I want to find a way to bring more of that into my career as well. :slight_smile:

Cats or dogs?
I love dogs! But my partner doesn’t, so we have a cat. She feels more like a housemate than a pet. :smile:

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#691

Hi Christie,

Welcome to the community. It’s great to have you!

I love this thought process.

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#692
  1. Near Sacramento, CA
  2. About to enter my Internship Year
  3. Transferring UX processes to apply to Service System Designs for School Climate improvements in K-12 schools. And to get the approval to take on that role.
  4. Schools have always been under a hierarchy top down authoritative structure…I’m most passionate about bottom up evaluations and upward feedback for improvements
  5. No pets…I can’t handle the idea of outlasting them :frowning:
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#693

Oh no! You just broke my heart!

Welcome anyway :wink:
Glad you’re here.

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#694
  • Where in the world are you?
    I’ve been a digital nomad since 2004, traveling the world with my husband. I live out of a backpack: one month here, a couple months there, a few months camping in our VW camper van in the Northwest, sometimes nestled up in our cozy flat in Berlin. I’m all over the place. Currently, we’re spending 6 months floating around SE Asia - Da Nang, Vietnam at the moment.

  • What stage of your career are you at?
    I’m a senior software designer for Art+Logic. I’ve been with them for the past 2 decades, with a few years of web design and start-ups before that. Over the years, what started out as “web design” has morphed into UI design, interaction design, and now UX design. It’s been an interesting transition so far. I still wear many hats, but UX seems to be my focus these days.

  • What are you current challenges?
    The transition from UI to UX. Not too long ago, as a UI designer, it was possible to whip up the wireframes prior to beautification. But now it seems there’s a hard line in the sand between the two design phases. This poses a challenge not only for us as designers, but also in communicating the two different phases to clients. As I said before, it’s an interesting transition and it’s catapulted me into wanting to learn more about UX, Design Thinking, usability, accessibility, etc.

  • What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
    I’m an empathetic person to the core, so I’m enjoying the human-centered aspect of UX. Web development is such a technical field it’s easy to get lost in the bytes and bits and become totally detached from who you’re building for. It’s refreshing to change course and focus on the users. Real. Live. People. I’m a people person so I feel like a breath of fresh air has been puffed into my 20+ year career.

  • Cats or dogs?
    Dogs, all day.

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#695

Woah. That sounds AMAZING! Vietnam is one of my fav Asian countries.

Welcome. I look forward to hearing more about your travels.

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#696

Same here! This is our 4th year coming back. Every city, every village, every thing about it - we fall in love with Vietnam every day! We’re tempted to grow roots here, but we’re never able to decide on just one spot! So, until we figure that out, the journey continues… :grin:

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#697

Hi,

I am Tamas, located in Manchester and at the beginning of my UX journey. I am massively looking for opportunity in UX research field. Love all animals so I can not choose. :slight_smile:

Have a lovely weekend for everybody.

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#698

Hi Everyone!

I live in Pennsylvania and plan on moving to Tampa, Fl.
I am in my early states in UX. I am currently a few months from completing my UX certified course. I am very excited to join UX Mastery and be a part of a community.
My current challenges are building my portfolio and website. Any advise or suggestions on networking and portfolio is greatly appreciated!
I am really passionate about user research and creating wireframes and prototypes.

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#699

Welcome! Check out the #portfolio tag for advice!

#700
  • Where in the world are you?
    Netherlands!

  • What stage of your career are you at?
    **Graduate software engineer and i also hold a degree in visual design, still consider myself a total noob tho :stuck_out_tongue: **

  • What are you current challenges?
    Understanding the low and high level proces of product design/ux design

  • What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
    Everything

  • Cats or dogs?
    **Dogs, duh :stuck_out_tongue: **

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#701

Hi there,

Welcome! Don’t worry about feeling like a noob. We all feel that way sometimes.

LOL - It’s always good to know where one stands. :slight_smile:

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#702

Wow. You certainly have your bases covered! Welcome.

#703

Hi everyone :wave:

  • Where in the world are you?
    Staffordshire, UK.

  • What stage of your career are you at?
    Just over 20 years into my design career. The last 3 years focusing on UX. Currently Lead UX Web Designer for a Digital Agency.

  • What are you current challenges?
    Creating the best most engaging eCommerce experiences.

  • What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
    The psychology of how the human mind influences the way we react online.

  • Cats or dogs?
    I love dogs, don’t like the mess they make though!

#704

Hi everybody!

  • Where in the world are you?
    Turin, Italy
  • What stage of your career are you at?
    7 years working in the web field. I started as web designer, now I’m working more as UX/UI designer.
  • What are you current challenges?
    Working as UX-team-of-one in a startup, trying to align research and design to technology.
  • What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
    The human brain, how it works and how the emotions influence behaviours.
  • Cats or dogs?
    Cats forever and ever, I have 2 of them :slight_smile:
#705

Welcome @christunnicliffe and @marasciofabio – great to have you both on board.