Questions related to career development in UX related fields.

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New to UX and considering it as a career. Help! [on hold]

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I have been looking into UX for about a year or so and now find myself in a situation where I am seriously considering it as a career choice. Just for ...
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Useful college minor for an aspiring UX Designer? [closed]

So, currently, I planned on minoring in just general Business (don't exactly know why I did that...). I know what kind of degree you have doesn't matter as much as experience does in UX but, for ...
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Best way to become more experienced in UX design? [duplicate]

Maybe you can help me choose the right steps to head my career in the right direction. I’ve worked the last ten years for a conservative IT company in the Netherlands where I did a lot of concept ...
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On the difference beween UX and Product design - does it matter?

I've been in the process of gathering up my clients, my portfolio, and my wits as I consider a move from consulting back to an agency type environment. As a result, for the first time in half a ...
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Master studies in Human Interaction Design for design background

My background is from User Interface design and now I want to pursue further to study about how user interact with interface and also devices. Thus I'm looking for suitable master program in European ...
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Can you be a Web and UX Designer or a Web Designer with UX skills?

Well, here's the deal, I'm trying to figure out what I want to as a career in the future. I'm nearing the end of my 2nd year of college so it's kind of something I need to think about. For awhile, I ...
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How to move to the ux from industrial design? [duplicate]

Just found this site and it's my first question. Bit of a long story, but I think most of it is relevant considering the question. (If you are in a hurry, you can jump straight to the questions) So. ...
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bachelor's degree a necessity [closed]

I'm getting more and more into this field and for a while now i've known this is the career I want. There's one thing that bugs me though, I'm 24, no bachelor's degree and my only experience is in ...
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Difference between Lead UX and Senior UX Designer?

Quick question about the difference of Lead UX and Senior UX person. What are the responsibilities and goals between the two ? I'm trying to decide what should I classify myself as Lead or Senior ...
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UX Designer or UI Developer?

I am currently looking for a new UX Designer position and I'm seeing more and more positions where html/CSS is needed but it's not a development position ("UI/UX Designer"). I am also not seeing ...
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How to make the jump from Web/Graphic Designer to UX/UI Designer?

I've been on the hunt for a new job and am noticing the large ratio of UI/UX Design jobs vs. regular web design jobs. I really don't have any experience with UI/UX Design (unless you can count ...
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How tech savvy a good UX Designer should be?

I am very new to UX and just trying to see whether I'm going to be a good fit to the field (obviously I'm going to find that out via hands on experience starting my internship next week). However if ...
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Able to go Full Time with Internship Experience? [closed]

I recently received an offer to work as an intern in UX/UI. I have a degree but it is not computer science related and was wondering if I would be able to get a full-time position following the ...
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Am I too late to become a user experience designer [duplicate]

I am a 26 years old graphic designer. My way into design industry was a kind of detour. I only did a half-year course for a certificate IV in graphic design after I finished my Bachelor degree in ...
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Programmer wanting to go more into front-end and UI development [closed]

I've just come out of an interview that I believe didn't go as well as what I expected it to. And I find my self now somewhat confused as to where I want to go with my career. Besides feeling quite ...
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Developer with HCI background studying graphic design

I'm thinking about going to design school for a year, studying graphic design. I want to get work as a UX designer/researcher, with the possibility of day to day activities like user research, user ...
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How to break into the field of HCI?

Before you make a remark of this has been asked over and again, let me point out that I have done my research - Do I have the skills for UX? As a programmer, how do I move into UX? Getting into ...
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What is a good way of figuring out what to charge hourly for freelance UX work? [closed]

I am trying to figure out how much a junior and senior level UX experts charges an hour for freelance work.
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Is there a job board for UX designer? [closed]

Is there a niche job board for User Experience practitioners? I know there are Mashable Jobs and Mediabistro which is not only on UX. Is there a job board for UX alone?
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What makes a great user experience portfolio?

I'm in the middle of a job search. I came up from a development (both front and backend) background and have done quite a bit of UX work. The biggest problem I'm facing in putting my portfolio ...
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Would doing freelance usability testing help me learn more about UX?

I am looking into joining the following services: UserFeel - (http://www.userfeel.com/) Analysia - (http://www.analysia.com/Index.asp) I want to make some income on the side while looking for more ...
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Is it alright to use mockups to build a portfolio?

I graduated with a B.S in Information Science. As I went through university, I realized that I was interested in HCI and usability. However, I did not have much material that would be relevant to ...
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Which one has more career opportunities: web usability or web accessibility?

I'm wondering which one will be more valuable and have more career opportunities. Web usability or web accessibility. Please show statistics or any valid information if possible.
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Could Human factors degree help a Computer Scientist?

I'm wrapping up a masters in CS and already have half the credit hours needed for a degree in Human Factors. I just recently discovered how useful understanding about cognition can help someone that ...
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Can I become a mobile ui designer without any IT background?

I am being encouraged to be a mobile UI designer by my hubby. I have 20 yrs of elementary teaching experience. How can I achieve it?
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Can a developer be a designer? [closed]

I hope this is the place of my question, if not, please just point the best place for it. I'd like to know if a programmer can be a designer or kinda styler that takes care about CSS styling. Or ...
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What are the qualities / skills should an User Interface (UI) designer possess? [closed]

1. What are the qualities / skills should an User Interface (UI) designer possess? 2. Please let me know the weightage (Out of 100%) of having Javascript and Jquery skills in UI designer? Example: ...
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How to transition from Technical Writing to Usability/User Experience and pick up the necessary skills to build an entry level portfolio?

I don't have a formal degree in fields related to UX, although I've picked up good number of books and keep myself updated with UX blogs. They have proven to be the bulk of my UX knowledge so far ...
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How should I go about finding a UX mentor? [closed]

There seems to be a lot of evidence that having a mentor is crucial to career success and even more important when transitioning between careers. I've read that social networking sites - twitter & ...
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Credentials and reasonable expectations for a software developer moving into UX design?

I have been a software developer for the past 5+ years and am considering switching to a role that is less focused on coding/development. UX design is one of the paths I am considering. My two most ...
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Can a salesperson be a good UX designer, as compared to who are not? [closed]

Can a salesperson be a good UX designer, as compared to who are not? I just want to know, if a person who knows how to play with users mind, OR read the users mind would be a good UX designer as ...
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What are various Senior UX Expert job roles and path forward? [closed]

As one moves higher in the career ladder, what job roles does a Senior User Experience expert (incl. of specialization in information design, interaction design or similar designation tags) get ...
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How can I collect and archive my sketches?

In the course of my short UX careear, I've accumulated a hefty pile of sketches from apps I designed. I know it's a good practice to save those sketches, for your portfolio. My questions are: ...
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Does a developer need a book resource for UX design or just get information from articles, websites?

I'm a java developer and in the last few years I've been doing more and more gui coding and design with Ajax toolkits. I've seen a real need to improve my skills with CSS and javascript in wanting to ...
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What is the difference between a UX Designer and a Product Manager?

The title is pretty self explanatory, but the context is that a new project with a small team will need the work of a product manager and the work of doing the UX both to get done. The company ...
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Is user experience a job position?

What I meant by my question was is user experience a stand alone job position, or is it a technical or artistic position that uses some principles of user experience design? The reason I ask is ...
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How to get into accessibility consulting?

I’m a totally blind software developer who does mostly server side programming. I’ve had some experience with section 508 assessments and am an experienced screen reader user. While I have a full time ...
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Do I have the skills for UX?

I will soon be graduating with a BS in computer science with a focus in HCI. My goal is to land a job in the realm of user experience, but I'm not sure where I stand with regards to my experience and ...
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How do I improve my visual design skills?

I am a novice UX designer and I am fairly comfortable with information architecture, interaction design, and creating mockups (low, med., and high). But when it comes to creating the actual UI, I have ...
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How much should a UX professional know about front-end development?

Apologies if this is too much of a fuzzy question, I was wondering what people's thoughts were regarding the level of front-end development knowledge a UX professional (Experience Architect, Usability ...
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How do you best present yourself in a UX job interview?

We have had great questions and answers around looking for and interviewing a UX candidate, but I would like to know about the other side of the table as I have an interview coming up and this would ...
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How do you describe what you do?

When meeting new people, I'm often asked about my job. However, I've found that outside (and to an extent, within) the app and web development industry, UX is still rather new and not understood. If ...
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How fatal is it to a UX designer if they tend to need *full* control over their design process, and not have other major contributors into the design?

Another way of putting this question is: How friendly is a UX career to a person that has a hard time allowing multiple "cooks" in the creation of a design? Is it not really a problem, because UX ...
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As a programmer, how do I move into User Experience Design?

I've been a developer for over 6 years, mainly working in the web context, and generally distributed applications, services, and also front-facing apps. I got into programming originally through ...
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Facing the Challenges of Working Beyond Job Titles/Descriptions [closed]

As preached by The Elements of UX, Nine Pillars of Successful Web Teams, and Matt; UX Design is needed in all phases of product and service delivery. Job titles and descriptions formally define what ...
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What can I do now without schooling to get me experienced in UX? [closed]

I'm out of school for the summer then I start community college, I do not want to waste time. Is there anything I can do to gain knowledge and experience? I doubt I can score an internship without any ...
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Tips for a brand new UX consultant? [closed]

Next month, I'm fortunate enough to be starting a new job as a UX consultant at an agency. I'm straight out of an university and this is my first UX job, so, I was wondering if you have any tips for ...
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What good mentoring programmes are there? [closed]

For people looking to get into UX, what mentoring programmes are out there? Have you tried any and if so, what were/are they like?
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What 5 things must I do to become a well-rounded, progressive UX Designer in my career? [closed]

I am a fledgling Web Designer, seeking to make myself into a UX / Interaction Designer. I am working on a degree (at my local University, Utah Valley University) in Digital Media (I don't believe they ...
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Getting into UX as a CS graduate [closed]

I'm graduating from university next summer and I'd like to go into a UX/usability/interaction design job, but my degree is a straight BSc Computer Science. What can I do to convince people that I'm ...