It’s been a while but at long last, I’ve got a new welcome thread for folks. Please say hi!
@nesbeth22 is a graphic designer moving into a UX role within her company. She’s currently taking some courses in the area and has been looking to immerse herself in a community in order to discuss unusual questions and best-practice techniques. She works for an educational technology company that serves preschoolers and preschool teachers. She joined the community to get a more organic sense of how other designers are handling research in the real world of business, where pressures of speed to complete specifications and releases are ever-present. It feels as though UX is a new and exciting field that blends her love of art and design.
@efares11 found us through a Google search. He works for a start up in Toronto. He completed his undergraduate studies in engineering in 2014 then got a master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) by the end of 2016 and has been working as a UX Designer for the past 2 years.
@hunternielsen_ca is currently transitioning to UX from a lengthy career in academia, first as an MA and PhD student/lecturer, and more recently as a pre-collegiate instructor. He’s been doing work that is tangentially related to UX for most of his career. He’s always been interested in the intersection of technology and liberal arts and appreciates that UX designers pause to consider how advancements in tech can benefit the individual and society, rather than focusing solely on marketing needs. He’s pursuing additional education in UX research and design, building out his portfolio, and trying to connect with like-minded professionals in the UX space. He’s also greatly interested in any opportunities that might be available as far as interning or volunteering.
@annakajohnson is here to learn about using UX in educational settings, such as schools; a service design approach to the use of UX. She’s been involved with UX since 2012, and even won a UX design hackathon in 2014! (That’s cool!) Right now, she’s pursuing a different career path, but hopes to merge the two fields at some point. She landed here because she’s always looking for process tips.
@lydiagbrooker is studying UX while working full time. She hopes to finish her certification by the end of the summer. She’s looking to transition careers later this year. She has a BA in Psychology and always have had an interest in design but hasn’t been able to really use her knowledge and skills with the career path I had started after college. Then, she had the realization last year that she wanted to incorporate her degree and interests into her career.