Hey Folks. I had been reading about UX for the past one year casually, which inspired me to seriously consider UX as a career. So I have decided to transition from my current role. I do not have a design background and have previously worked as a developer. At present, I am a Technical Document Editor, and do a bit of design work too.
From January this year, I started taking courses in IDF, and have read few books like “Don’t Make Me Think”, “The Design of Everyday Things”, “Get Started in UX”, etc. I attended my first UX Meetup in February and it was a wonderful experience.
I feel simply reading and accumulating knowledge is not going to help me land a UX job. So I have decided to redesign a website, and document my process as a part of my portfolio.
My question is -
- Do I need to inform the website owner about my personal project?
- I am still a noob in UX and there is a lot I do not know. My process might be incorrect. How do I ensure I am on the right path? Or is there even a right path?
That’s it for now!