Getting A Job In UX

49eec51ef4a3335cb3247a41d1f08971?s=47 Jay Stakelon
January 29, 2014

Getting A Job In UX

For new and aspiring UXers: here's an overview of the UX field, the Los Angeles design community, and where (and how!) to find those UX jobs.

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Jay Stakelon

January 29, 2014
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  1. Jay Stakelon VP Product Design @Fullscreen GETTING A JOB IN

    UX
  2. HI THERE.

  3. Jay Stakelon Product Design @Fullscreen ~10 years digital design, web

    engineering, product management, startups ! ! ! ! ! ! @stakelon http://speakerdeck.com/stakes
  4. You guys? ! Graphic designers? Entrepreneurs? Software engineers? What else?

  5. A QUICK INTRO TO UX

  6. UI VISUAL DESIGN UXD XD HCI IxD U IA UXD

    XD UX IA L UR UX IA CONTEN STRATEGY UI UX I
  7. UI VISUAL DESIGN UXD XD HCI IxD U IA UXD

    XD UX IA L UR UX IA CONTEN STRATEGY UI UX I WTF
  8. Ed Lea, http://cl.ly/AX4l/o

  9. Ed Lea, http://cl.ly/AX4l/o

  10. Ed Lea, http://cl.ly/AX4l/o

  11. Jesse James Garrett, http://www.jjg.net/elements/pdf/elements.pdf

  12. Peter Morville, http://semanticstudios.com/publications/semantics/000029.php CONTEXT CONTENT USERS

  13. Peter Morville, http://semanticstudios.com/publications/semantics/000029.php FINDABLE USABLE ACCESSIBLE DESIRABLE CREDIBLE VALUABLE USEFUL

  14. UX DISCIPLINES

  15. User Experience Design - or - (Digital) Product Design ☂

  16. User Research SKILLS Psychology, anthropology, marketing, customer development Responsible for

    understanding the users of a product Identify user behaviors, needs & goals Conduct interviews, studies and surveys TASKS Interviews, studies, surveys, customer journeys, personas
  17. Information Architecture SKILLS Product management, taxonomy, information sciences Responsible for

    a product’s structure and flow Define how content is described, organized & discovered The presentation of information to facilitate understanding TASKS Navigation schemas, process flows, sitemaps, wireframes
  18. User Interface Design SKILLS Graphic design, software engineering, animation Responsible

    for how users perceive a system Use form and convention to help users understand a system
 Giving users clues and affordances, mitigating errors ▶ TASKS Sketching, wireframing, mockups, prototyping
  19. Interaction Design SKILLS HCI, software engineering, user-centered design Responsible for

    how users communicate with a system Define how an experience acts and reacts Allows users to manipulate and contribute to information
 TASKS Process flows, wireframing, prototyping, design strategy
  20. Visual Design SKILLS Graphic design, illustration, fine arts Responsible for

    the “look and feel” of a product Evoke emotion, create interest and convey tone Use layout, color, texture and typography TASKS Sketching, mockups, styleguides, user testing
  21. Usability SKILLS Analytics, statistics, marketing Responsible for measuring the impact

    of design decisions Analyze metrics and make recommendations Measure learnability and success by conducting user tests TASKS Web/mobile metrics, task analyses, measuring outcomes
  22. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1654093/what-is-difference-between-interaction-design-visual-design-web-design-ux-des USER RESEARCH What users need from it INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE

    How it’s organized ▶ USER INTERFACE DESIGN How it appears to work INTERACTION DESIGN How it works when I use it VISUAL DESIGN How it looks USABILITY How successful it is ☂ USER EXPERIENCE How a user feels about it
  23. And some are bit of everything ☂ ▶ Some jobs

    focus on one discipline Some require a few
  24. FINDING JOBS (IN LA)

  25. Onward Search, http://www.viscomstudio.com/quora/UX-Career-Guide-Infographic.png 26% 2% 6% 18% 23% 24% INTERACTION

    DESIGNER VISUAL DESIGNER INFORMATION ARCHITECT USER RESEARCHER USABILITY ANALYST UX DESIGNER What job titles are companies hiring?
  26. BigCo’s™

  27. Agencies

  28. Startups

  29. Recruiters

  30. builtinla.com/jobs dribbble.com/jobs behance.net/joblist

  31. Job Listings bit.ly/1bMPDWI

  32. GETTING INVOLVED

  33. User Experience Professionals Association uxpa.org

  34. Interaction Design Association ixda.org

  35. AIGA aiga.org

  36. LA UX Meetup meetup.com/ia-55

  37. Creative Mornings creativemornings.com

  38. HUGE LA Meetup meetup.com/Huge-LA

  39. General Assembly generalassemb.ly

  40. LEARNING MORE

  41. Blogs 52 Weeks of UX 52weeksofux.com/ UX Booth uxbooth.com/ Konigi

    konigi.com/ A List Apart alistapart.com/ Smashing Magazine uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/
  42. Design Patterns & UI Inspiration Little Big Details littlebigdetails.com/ Pattern

    Tap patterntap.com/ Mobile Patterns mobile-patterns.com/ Pttrns pttrns.com/ Inspired UI inspired-ui.com/
  43. Articles & Presentations UX*UI*IA on Medium medium.com/ux-ui-ia A Guide to

    UX Careers bit.ly/1bDKUpg UX Career Progression bit.ly/1j4o7tj A Model for UX Career Growth bit.ly/1bMUVSh
  44. All these and more at stakelon.com/ux-design-resources

  45. Resources bit.ly/19mUayv

  46. More Resources bit.ly/18HfM4S

  47. (UNSOLICITED) ADVICE

  48. If you’re new to UX UI VISUAL DESIGN UXD XD

    IxD UR IA UXD XD UX IA L U IA CONTENT STRATEGY UI IxD HCI XD UR VISU
  49. UI VISUAL DESIGN UXD XD IxD UR IA UXD XD

    UX IA L U IA CONTENT STRATEGY UI IxD HCI XD UR VISU “Wedge” your way into the field by
 focusing on one aspect you love
  50. Learn

  51. Build & Share

  52. Thanks!