UX Career Guidance

UX Career Advice for Beginners: Feel the Fear. Do it Anyway.

Advice for Anyone New to UX: Feel the Fear. Do It Anyway.

It’s your first big project, your first time working with an experienced team of product owners and designers and developers. Part of you can’t help thinking that it’s a miracle you landed this gig, and another part of you is silently hoping that no one finds out just how much you don’t know. And as excited as you are to be here, to have the chance to really do what you’re best at, you just can’t seem to shake that

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How can a print designer break into UX?

how can a print designer break into UX?

This is a question I am asked several times a week, and it’s a good one. It’s also a hot-button item for me related to a myth I’d like to annihilate. A significant portion of the media — aided and supported by UXers in fear for their jobs — would have you believe that UX is an exclusive club that only those with the right talent and extensive training can join.

It’s not true.

In my opinion, every designer — whether we’re talking print

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3 keys to launching your UX career

3 keys to launching your UX career

Not a day goes by that I don’t receive an email from someone who’s new to the world of UX and isn’t sure where to start. Whether you’re just out of college or are transitioning from a related field, the discipline can seem daunting because it’s comprised of so many parts and processes. But while there’s definitely a lot of ground to cover in answering that question, there are 3 keys to launching your UX career that are absolutely at the top of the list.

So

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Pick My Brain #007: How do I create a UX portfolio with no real-world experience?

How do I create a UX portfolio with no real-world experience?

Today’s question comes from Rashmi Bhat, one of the 8,267 students taking my User Experience Design Fundamentals Course on Udemy.

Q: Joe, I was reading a blog on how to find job as a UX/UI especially if you are new to this field. As I am just in learning mode, how can I make a portfolio without having worked on any real projects (without any experience)?

A: Rashmi, this is an excellent question, and it’s something that

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Pick My Brain #006: How Do I Get Started in UX?

How Do I Get Started in UX

Today’s question “How Do I Get Started in UX?” is something I’m asked almost weekly, so I thought it’d be helpful to address it here.

Q: I am new to UX/UI, and I’m feeling like there is so much I need to know that I worry I’ll never  be able to learn it all. What advice or suggestions do you have for people who want to start a career in User Experience Design?

A: My advice to those of you just starting out

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(Re) Announcing my Udemy course on User Experience Design Fundamentals!

I am absolutely thrilled to announce my very first online training course, in partnership with Learn to Program TVUser Experience Design Fundamentals.

We launched the course on Udemy five weeks ago, and the response has been nothing short of fantastic – 593 people have signed up to take the class! Well beyond my expectations, to say the least.

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As you can see, reviews thus far indicate that folks have found it valuable, useful and most important to me, applicable. I’m a

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