7 steps to become a UI/UX designer - how to become a UX / UI designer with no experience
Not much has changed as rapidly as the workplace. This is especially the case with digital designers. 20 years ago, it might have been the norm for you to go to one company, learn one well-defined role, and stay there until you happily retired.
Fast-forward to the present, and things are much more exciting. Entry-level positions now demand a variety of skills. Innovative companies are defining new career paths. It’s a thrilling time to both work and learn.
These changes have come at an interesting time. Educational systems can’t seem to catch up with the demand for teaching new, cutting-edge skills such as UX design. A whole suite of online solutions, from the massive online video courses offered by Coursera, to the nanodegrees of Udacity, have attempted to bridge this gap, but nobody has really crafted a reliable path to a career in UX.
“You don’t need a degree to succeed in UX design.”
User experience (UX) designers are responsible for guiding users safely to their coveted goals. Some people attach the term UI (user interface) to the position to define people who are responsible for what the user sees and how the user interacts with your digital product. Typically, people with a UI background build out the designs that will help UX people achieve the experiences they want their users to live.
UX designers are in high demand. User research firm Nielsen Norman Group ran a survey of 963 UX professionals and discovered they were highly independent and happy with their career path. Nielsen also asked these UX professionals to rate their job satisfaction on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being perfection. The result showed that UXers were prone to love their job 17 more times than they were to hate it.
Employers reflect back that love. The median salary for UX professionals is $87,000. This is several tens of thousand dollars more than the median household income of America of $53,000.
UX design is a valuable art that you learn through improvisation. The field is evolving so fast that it places new demands on its practitioners every day. Unfortunately, UX design isn’t something you can learn without some work experience. Fortunately, it is something that you can learn without a degree.
In this video, we are going to talk about some basic steps to take in order to become a better ux designer.
1. Become involved in the community and find a mentor
You’ll never have a better source of knowledge than a mentor who’s done it all before.This thread on Quora has great insight on how to go about doing that, and it reveals that you never receive unless you give first. Become involved in the local UX community. Look for local UX meetups on Meetup.com, or if you’re more prone to online hangouts, check out the UX community on Slack.You’ll know more about this constantly growing field, and you’ll be able to create value for people in the community. This value will come back to you in spades if you’re looking to create genuine relationships.
2. Seek Learning Experiences
You can’t become a good UX designer unless you start building things. Look for different challenges to get you started. Tinker around with examples on CodePen so that you can build cool new effects on your own.
Every UX designer starts off with a few jobs that require them to exercise their skills. Look to get hired to build your skills and get exposed to end users. Start building a portfolio. As a designer, you’ll only be able to prove yourself by demonstrating what you’ve built. The more you learn, the more cool things you’ll be able to show, and the more opportunities will open up for you. This is a virtuous cycle where you learn and grow.
3. Make sure you have the resources you need
I mentioned the many resources you have out there to teach yourself about UX: you have to be consistent with searching for the right ones and making sure that you’re through about learning as much as you can from each one. This collection of UX resources will help you do just that, lining up everything so you can learn as completely and systematically as possible.
You can start with the basics, a video detailing what UX design is, and progress to a master class on the elements of user experience given by Adobe. You’ll progress through every element of UX design, from wireframing to building a portfolio of your own.
Once you canvas through different resources, you can join communities like Sidebar.io, which will give you the best new design resources on a daily basis. You can also checkout dribbble.com and behance.net by adobe.
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