Hello. My name is Arsema, I am 20, and I am a senior studying Psychology (Bachelor of Science). This is my last year of school, and I have found UX research about 3 months ago. I love it.
I am passionate about research, and want to go for the career of a UX Researcher. I have read books, but never have had any experience. I have the opportunity to work in a human factors lab this semester to collect data from potential users of an exoskeleton that we are making to target movements, to work to support their needs, also working with testing another population that is healthy, doing focus groups, making questionnaires/evaluating them, and conduct interviews.
I feel like this is a good opportunity to get UX Research experience - but some had said it’s too much human factors. Any ideas? I am working really hard this last year to get opportunities for research and learn as much as I can to hopefully get into a good UX research job after graduation (April 2019). If anyone would be open to being a mentor, I’d appreciate it.
Please leave comments on ideas for me to get more experience, if this is good experience for getting hands on UX Research/Experience, any comments on my pace, anything please… Thank you