Hi guys, I was readying this article and it got me thinking.
I’ve seen the same kind of situation haunt the design field, speacially when the internet grew a lot and many people thought there needed to be a web designer, because it was a whole different career (in terms of education) than a graphic design career.
And this also happens time and again in many new fields.
Since I am considering the leap to a UX Design career (having some experience with some of the methodologies, but before I even knew there was a US career out there), I find it difficult to access what I know from learning, what I know from experience and what I have experience with but having been able to frame an understanding of who to tackle the situation.
This brings me to 3 different kind of questions:
What do you guys think about the issues highlighted in the article?
One way I can imagine would help (to some degree) everyone getting into the field is mentorship. And I know UX Mastery has culture of stimulating this within the community. But how does it work? It is more like a Ask me Anything kind of relationship? A set of proposed works? How doe it actually work?
And to people here in the community who have already found a mentor, how is it helping? What do you believe have changed? To those that switched careers, how did it help in terms of experience and confidence?