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Hello everyone,

I am extremely new to user experience (rising sophomore). I was wondering if anyone would be willing to give me tips on where to start and how to grow my understanding in preparation for the UX world. I am interested in research as well as design (also very new to me).

Thank you!


@daphne_correa I fully agree with your description :slight_smile:
I’m coming from UI world as well and for me sometimes is frustrating to face the design subjectivity for UX topics as well. My last resort is ask for a usability test to validate assumptions. It’s not simple but at least I can put some doubts on the table to undermine my stakeholders.


Welcome @ahmedabdirahman13 – no worries at all, we can do that.
I’ve started a new topic for you here so the advice doesn’t get lost in this thread. :slight_smile:


Where in the world are you?

I am from a small but noisy corner of the world, Israel. leave near dessert, south area.

What stage of your career are you at?

Have been in software industry for very long time. many years as system analyst, PDO and project manager. Doing UX during all those years, but last two years, I am deep into UX.

What are you current challenges?

Leading a great team of UX specialist, which develops from scratch a big and ssssooo complex web application. Currently struggling with navigations, and all those cross platform behaviors on a very fast growing application, in agile environment with many PDO, PDMs architects and developers. every day brings a new challenge!

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?

My kick is data visualization, mainly because it is neglected many times. have been giving lectures and consultation on the subject for few years.

Cats or dogs?

Like both, but have cats now (much less work).

what do I hope to gain here?
UX is not black or white. so much to know in order to have things right! I hope to find ideas how to solve issues I bump into, help others which look for help, and converse on various usability subjects.
~~ good luck ~~

  1. I am in Pune, India

  2. Begginer- Just finished my post graduation in UX Design.

  3. Challenges- Lot of time in interview employers wants me to start a new team of UX (Which is great) in their company and I am just starting my career in UX. Is it a good idea to go for this kind of opportunity or first gain some experience in UX and then think about leading a team?

  4. I have 4 years of experience in Visual Design and now I am UX designer who want to gain practical experience in user research and learn in detail about various research methods by working on live projects.

  5. I love Dogs :slight_smile:


I’m in a relatively similar situation-- I’m in my first job as a full-time UX’er, and I’m starting my company’s UX movement. The good thing about someone new to the field is that you are THE expert. You get a lot more leeway to try new things, to be incorrect, and to learn on-the-job. If you can land it, I think this is ideal for anyone new to the UX world.


Hey, thank you for sharing your thoughts.


I think you’re right to be wary, but what a great opportunity! Provided you’re transparent about your experience and any concerns that you have, then I think it’s an amazing position to be in. And we can support you here, if you have worries or questions. Good luck!


Yay! Glad you’re here Iris. Welcome.


Hi all, better late than never!

I’m fascinated by humans and what makes us tick … really excited to be a part of designing our future :stuck_out_tongue:

  • I’m currently in London UK but hoping to move to Barcelona soon (originally from South Africa)
  • I’m a Senior Account Manager (Mobile Marketing) but completely new to UX Design. I completed a UX course at the beginning of June and I am looking for my first role
  • Getting into UX is very different to what I’ve done before, this is further complicated by my decision to move to Barcelona
  • I am most interested in the Norman Door type solutions and problems - how humans interact with products based on their assumptions and preconceived ideas; and how products are designed without thought for the user only based on one untested perception. This is largely discovered through interviewing and user testing but I’m also very interested in card sorting type categorisation and would love to learn more about how best to design the layout of products.
  • Always dogs!


Absolutely! Great to hear from you Leanne. Welcome.


I live in New Delhi, India.

I have more than 15 years of experience in UX, UI and social media also.

I am working on UX for one of the projects the company i work for.

Have a great passion for UX, want to learn everything about UX.

I would prefer Cats, though i don’t have any pet.


Where in the world are you?
I’m from the UK. Yes, that place of wonderful weather and tea.

What stage of your career are you at?

Early stages, I think. Only been working as a UX and Service Designer for two years although I have been in technical roles and the arts/culture sector for about a year and a half before that.

What are you current challenges?

Although I primarily see myself as a UX designer, due to the nature of my role, my current challenges are mostly about improving my UI design skills. I find it difficult to come up with killer UI designs when given a set of requirements, especially when I don’t have access to users/customers to test design ideas on or to create user journeys and workflows. I think it’s partly because I’m not from a proper ‘design’ background (though I am an artist, I studied Physics at Uni) so there’s lots of things I’m still learning!

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?

Making complex processes user friendly and accessible; using design to make data easier for people to digest - I’m really into citizen science, open governance, social justice and so on. Basically anything interesting and interdisciplinary!

Cats or dogs?

Why not both? :wink:


Hello, I’m Jeremy, from Atlanta, GA. I have over 15 years experience in design and UX. Currently trying to nail down a solid intake / project management process for a brand new UX Team. I understand the UX process just fine, trying to figure out how to manage multiple projects…while letting team members excel in their area of expertise. I am passionate about design and happy users. Definitely dogs. Thank you, Jeremy


Hi @finokoye – welcome. :slight_smile:

You might find this article interesting.

Hey @jeremypass, great to have you on board, esp with all that experience under your belt. [quote=“jeremypass, post:139, topic:669”]
while letting team members excel in their area of expertise.
I love this.


Hi, I’m in San Francisco, CA.

I’m an experienced designer, but new to UX. I do have a background in human factors which translates pretty well. My current job has some overlap, mostly in the visual design aspects.

My current challenges… There is such a wall around these tech companies. It’s really hard to get a foot in the door.

I’m most passionate about using UX to create real change in education IoT, or maybe some intersection of the two.

I love both cats and dogs, but right now I’ve got two cats.


It’s just as hard to get out. :wink:

Great to have you on board Tonie. Is there anything specific that we can help you with at the moment?


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That is such a brilliant link, thank you @HAWK :smiley: I already feel so uplifted - I’m currently working on a redesign project and wanted to show some proposals about different directions the product could potentially go in (and thus justify putting time into research and prototyping). There is some truly lovely stuff there!

  1. Johannesburg, South Africa

  2. I have 19 years experience in the tech industry and been working as a project manager for the last 10+. Started getting really interested in UX about 1 year ago and have studied David Travis’ Ultimate Guide to UX and Usability Bootcamp. Been applying the teaching at work for a few months now and really adding value which is great. Hoping to move permanently into a UX role. Almost done with an MBA but wish it was a UX course!

  3. Current challenges include getting “buy-in” to implement user-centered design and UX. A few managers buy in but it’s not seen as absolutely essential. Although I’ve been getting great feedback I suffer from “imposter syndrome” a little bit. I’m desperate to get more credibility through certifications, immersive courses and a kick-ass portfolio.

  4. I love the deep insights and “ah-ha” moments you get from interviews and usability tests. I do love visual design but don’t have the skills yet. It’s something I’d love to learn

  5. Dogs