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How to Get into UX.

  • May 13, 2014 · 5:30 PM

How do you get into UX - everyone asks this question.

Find out from a panel of 4 practitioners, Matthew Magain, Ivy Clark, Valeria Spirovski and Brendan Underwood. All are from various backgrounds, all having travelled along different paths into the UX world.  

You will find that the path isn't often as smooth and direct as you might think.   Hear about the hidden opportunities and how to make the most of those bad situations.  What works and what doesn't.

If you are currently transitioning into  the UX world this is one not to be missed. 

References / Reading List

How to get started in User Experience

How To Get Started In UX Design

How to Start a Career in UX Design

How to Get Started in User Experience for People I Want to Hire

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  • Quin

    Although the focus is on general UX, here's an interesting link for the web folks: specific examples of interesting web interaction...

    http://hoverstat.es/

    May 16, 2014

  • Valeria S.

    Hi Everyone! Thanks for coming :) I just wanted to follow up with my recommendations for links/learning etc.

    Whitney Hess: http://whitneyhess.com/blog/ - check out 'new to UX' in the right hand column

    UIE: http://www.uie.com/

    Usability week: http://www.nngroup.com/training/ (they should update with the australian event soon enough)

    Luxr core curriculum: http://core-curriculum.luxr.co/
    - lean ux principles in short video activities and hands on workshops that you can do alone or with a group

    I would also add that I'm not a fan of UX magazine. <:

    3 · May 14, 2014

  • Carl S.

    Great to hear people talking about their experiences.

    May 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to everyone involved in last nights UX meetup. As a first time user i found it to be a good experience : P

    2 · May 14, 2014

  • Ida D.

    Thanks for a great meet up! Very interesting to hear everyones story :)

    1 · May 14, 2014

  • Quin

    That was awesome. Thanks Gary for guiding a well structured conversation and to the panel for valuable insights. I'm really enthused about the field and appreciate the sense of direction into the profession gained tonight. I had to bolt to catch a train so am looking forward to meeting more of you guys next time! Cheers

    2 · May 14, 2014

  • Ivy C.

    Thanks Gary for organising the meetup. It was great to see everyone. Hope you found our stories informative/useful.

    2 · May 13, 2014

  • Brendan U.

    Great first time at the UX Perth meetup. Looking forward to many more.

    1 · May 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this likely to be web focused?

    May 10, 2014

    • Gary B.

      Not really. If you are after how to get into front end web design and development, that is not UX at all, and not what we cover. The web is just a part of the delivery channel for a good UX. Many people start often in the web and move on to other focused aspects of UX improvement.

      May 10, 2014

  • Jason S.

    Would love to attend but I'll be in Melbourne attending UX Australia.

    May 6, 2014

    • Gary B.

      Hang on the UX Strategy is on Friday, I know because I looked at going! But couldn't due to client commitments

      May 6, 2014

    • Jason S.

      You are correct Gary. You caught me out! Hahaha I'm in Melbourne all week, UX Australia on Friday, Useability Training on Thursday and Cards & Payments Summit on Wednesday. Thought I'd try to get as much out of Melbourne as I could while I’m there. See you at the next event. :-)

      May 7, 2014

  • Carl S.

    Will be turning down free drinks and crowd mingling at YOW West to attend.

    1 · May 6, 2014

  • Andy D.

    Will be mingling with the crowd at Yow West

    May 6, 2014

  • Jack G.

    Keen for this one, thanks Gary!

    May 1, 2014

    • Jack G.

      And the rest of the Panel!

      May 1, 2014

  • Jaycob

    I'll try and make it.

    April 30, 2014

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