Hello to my friends in the @UX_Researchers group!
I was wondering if anyone might be able to help me suggest a path for a friend that’s looking to move into UX Research. Her situation is a bit unique, and your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
I have a friend who has been doing QA for more than 20 years, but now that she’s approaching retirement age is finding that a job that fits her particular QA skillset. She has about another two years of work under her belt before she wants to retire, and is mulling a decision to move towards a UX Researcher role.
This person has a Masters Degree in Psychological Counseling from Notre Dame, and has focused her QA career from a user-centered perspective. I’ve always thought that given her background, love of interacting with people and data, and her psychological experience, she’d be a great fit for a UX gig.
She’s interested in learning more about UX Research, but I hesitate to give her too much advice about direction to take. I’m sending her over links to UXMastery’s list of UX Courses and this discussion of UX Research classes from a while back.
My question is this: are there any particular training courses or other paths you’d recommend for someone in her position who’s looking at moving into a UX researcher role within the next six months?