UX Careers

Looking to embark on a career in UX? Here’s in-depth advice from UX designers and professionals for every stage in your user experience career. Our most popular posts include how to break into UX, 10 pieces of excellent UX career advice and a look at confusing UX roles and job titles.

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The UX reading list: 22 ‘must-read’ books and resources for beginners and experts What books, articles, podcasts and other online resources should you read in order to develop and hone your UX knowledge? Here are the experts with their favourites

In this week’s #UXchat we pull the plastic sheet off our fondest wing-back armchair (which we haven’t been allowed to...

Four psychology principles every UX designer should know

There’s a darn good reason that there are so many PSYCHOLOGY+UX articles floating around. User experience design has its conceptual...

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UX Disciplines: Should UXers be expected to perform research and design (or even code?) [a #uxchat roundup] Should UXers broaden their skill sets or specialise? [a #uxchat roundup]

Last week on #uxchat, we discussed UX disciplines. Many good points were raised, mulled over, and then picked apart, particularly with the question about whether UXers should be expected to perform both research and design (and code, even.) Here are the talking points:

Paths to UX careers

Paths to UX Careers [a #uxchat roundup] Paths to UX Careers [a #uxchat roundup] with Sherryl Tarnaske

Last week on #uxchat, we discussed the paths to UX careers. Often, UX practitioners begin their journeys in completely different...

Breaking into UX

How to break into UX (and be successful once you have) An interview with Elizabeth Chesters and Omar Akhtar

Right now, it feels like a lot of people are trying to kickstart their career in UX—whether that means starting out from scratch,...

Getting into a career in UX

Getting into UX [a #uxchat roundup] How to transition into a career in UX [a #uxchat roundup]

Last week on #uxchat, we discussed how to get into UX. How did these UX professionals transition into a UX...

Confusing UX Roles and Job Titles [a #uxchat roundup] Confusion and misconceptions around UX job titles

Last week on #uxchat, we discussed the confusion and misconceptions around UX job titles. What’s the weirdest thing someone has...

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How do you present UX work to your teams? [a #uxchat roundup] Presenting UX findings [a #uxchat roundup] with Paul Randall

Last week on #uxchat, we discussed the most effective ways of presenting UX work to your teams. How can we educated UX sceptics and encourage buy-in from stakeholders? Is UX research a deliverable on its own or part of a larger process? We're joined by guest host Paul Randall, Senior UX Architect at Evosite.

UX soft skills

What soft skills does a UX professional need? [a #uxchat roundup] Soft skills for UX professionals

Last week on #uxchat, we took a closer look at the soft skills necessary for UX professionals to excel in non-UX environments. UX doesn't live in a vacuum in a galaxy far, far away... so being proficient in the soft skills can truly help us better champion the cause for UX within our organisations.

UX career advice

10 best pieces of UX career advice offered by pros [#uxchat roundup]

UX careers don’t benefit from a curse/blessing enjoyed by many other vocations – the “this is how it’s done” convention....