So, you want to be a UX professional…

If you think you might want a career in UX, you should become familiar with all of these sources:

RESOURCES:

Jakob Neilsen: Nielsen Norman Group
Look through Neilsen’s site, NNgroup.com . Read the reports and articles.

Jared Spool: User Interface Engineering
Look through Jared’s site, UIE.com .  Read All You Can Learn, Articles, and anything else.

Jesse James Garret: The Elements of Use Experience
Read this classic book about UX. See the original diagram that is the basis for UX design.

Steve Krug:  Don’t Make Me Think
To get you started, here’s a free sample chapter.

Free UX eBooks by UXPin
Did you see the “free” part?

Invision Fireside Chats
In-depth video conversations about design systems.

UXPin Virtual Summits
Look for the “Virtual Summit” video collections. You can also look here for more.

UX-focused training via Lynda.com. Train yourself in specific UX areas using Lynda’s online training modules.

BLOGS & SITES:

PODCASTS:

SLACK GROUPS:

JOBS:

PORTFOLIOS:

Look through some UX portfolios.
See a UX case study — something like this would be great for your portfolio!

Your portfolio should have a collection of projects that include these steps, up to “Code”.

If you’re really serious, GET A MENTOR!

UXPCK has a mentorship program. Check it out. Join. Meet people who work in UX in Kansas City… many of them are Bearcats!

 

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