My Portfolio project: Interaction/UI designer

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#1

Hi UX friends!

after the nice chat: questions/answers in the thread “Ask Luke Anything!”

I decided to work on my portfolio/learning by doing, this post will be a working progress, sharing the ideas, projects and of course suggestions are welcome!
Well I don’t know if I will take 1, 3 or 6 months to complete, but It will be a fun project and a learning process

I loved this: ‘T-shaped professional’ in my case I have strong design and visuals skills(graphic designer) I will go as Luke suggest: a generalist but specialized in Interaction/UI design.

this is my goal, Interaction designer, UI Designer + UX generalist of course

and I will post my progress here :wink:
where I will start?..well, is time to find out :slight_smile: is going to be fun!


#2

The first question for this project: do UX/interaction designers need to code ??

a lot of job offers asking for UX designers to code html/javascript/css, is now a requirement ??


#3

Hi visualbug – I’m new to UX design, too, and I’m in the process of searching for a job in UXD.

It seems smaller companies/startups are looking for someone who can do many things, including coding sometimes.

Bigger, established companies (e.g. a bank or VW cars) usually hire for specialties like UX research and testing, or UI designer, or visual designer. And coding would be by someone else too.


#4

I am reading this article: (UXmastery of course!)! :
http://uxmastery.com/10-steps-to-a-perfect-ux-portfolio/
and is helping me a lot!

Now I am choosing what I will do as a projects for the portfolio…


#5

mmm, thinking that 90% of the UX jobs ask to code front-end (http://www.glassdoor.com)…maybe I will have to spend some time learning it (I don’t like it, but no problem learning it)…but maybe in the future…now one career first :wink:


#6

Ok I give up,
I need to learn to code if I want to find a job…time to go to codecademy… now coding is a skill that 99% of jobs are asking for an UX Designer position…


#7

I am learning Human Computer Interaction and I can say this : HCI have to be a requirement for any UX-UI designer, more than “coding” just the first chapters and I am surprise of how important and useful for UX Designers and not a lot of UXers are learning this…everybody is worring about coding, none about HCI (searching quora and a lot of webpages)

I will stop my portfolio project until I understand more about HCI and UX design…I will not care about coding, anymore, we (new guys) are missing the most important part…what a surprise :wink: I am in love with HCI and UX.


#8


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