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Trying to break into this wonderful field of UX. Follow on twitter: http://twitter.com/pritijagger


May
7
comment How to transition from Technical Writing to Usability/User Experience and pick up the necessary skills to build an entry level portfolio?
Thanks! The biggest hurdle will be getting the first project,but I'll definitely put your suggestion to work.
Apr
26
comment How to transition from Technical Writing to Usability/User Experience and pick up the necessary skills to build an entry level portfolio?
Your transition is more likely to be considered as a natural progression. It would help to share your trials and tribulations - continue the conversation on twitter?
Apr
26
comment How to transition from Technical Writing to Usability/User Experience and pick up the necessary skills to build an entry level portfolio?
@AndrewShipe I usually try to support a local cause and offer redesign suggestions. You can also try volunteer based sites like volunteermatch.com, sparked.com and catchafire.com.
Apr
26
comment How to transition from Technical Writing to Usability/User Experience and pick up the necessary skills to build an entry level portfolio?
Success! Thanks Mike! Now the hard part, editing what to show on the portfolio.
Apr
26
comment How to transition from Technical Writing to Usability/User Experience and pick up the necessary skills to build an entry level portfolio?
I find that most pro bono projects are looking to redesign their sites. I've done a few of those by providing mockups to some and IA recommendations to others. Is it normal to see these volunteered tasks reflected in portfolios?
Apr
25
comment How should I go about finding a UX mentor?
It's too bad their mentee site is down ixda.org/mentee.php
Apr
25
comment How should I go about finding a UX mentor?
Firedrawndagger - I'll try IxDa.
Apr
25
comment How should I go about finding a UX mentor?
Trevor - I think you are right. I might have better luck pursuing direct relationships.
Apr
24
comment How to transition from Technical Writing to Usability/User Experience and pick up the necessary skills to build an entry level portfolio?
Regarding exploring options at my current workplace, I've gotten as far as I can. I've always written off starting as a Tech writer at a different corporation as a setback from moving forward in the field of UX but it might be time to reconsider.