UX Design Career Toolkit Pt 1: Discover If A Career In UX Is Right For You

Jamal Nichols, Silicon Valley Design Leader, Educator

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11 Videos (1h 44m)
    • Introduction

      4:43
    • What is UX?

      13:57
    • Six Traits of Successful UX Designers

      1:00
    • Care

      14:34
    • Drive

      6:10
    • Focus

      13:10
    • Pushing Limits

      3:20
    • Handling Uncertainty

      7:48
    • Communication

      10:12
    • Downsides Of Working In UX

      13:26
    • Conclusion

      15:39
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About This Class

If you’ve found this course, chances are you’ve heard about the “hot new field” of UX design.

UX design is consistently rated as one of the highest paying jobs with the best work-life balance, and opportunities to be "creative." You now have vocational schools claiming that in a mere 10 weeks, they can transform you into a UX designer and double or triple your salary.

But is UX design really right for you? In this course, I will give you the tools to help you decide for yourself. I will give a brief overview of what UX design is, and the traits that make a good UX designer. I will talk about the frustrating parts of being a UX designer. And I will give you a set of questions to ask yourself that will help you examine yourself and decide if UX is a career path that makes sense for you!

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Thank you for the course, learned a lot. I liked the facts and key principles. Also, I enjoyed how you would give personal examples.
Didn't expect to see so many useful tips in "Toolkit' course. So good, helpful to UX and same as life. I took from class many tips, facts and problem solutions.
I am about 2/3 of the way through, but this is a fantastic class. It's a bit covert at times - I initially thought that I'd be solely learning about UX, but this is really teaching the UX "process" while also providing opportunities for self-improvement, which I think is really cool - it's almost as though you're making yourself your first project. So far I'm really enjoying the content, and this may be one of my favorite Skillshare classes so far.

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Jamal Nichols

Silicon Valley Design Leader, Educator

Formerly at Google, BMW, Wells Fargo, WalmartLabs. Run my own design consultancy in Silicon Valley now.

I got my start in teaching helping career changers make a transition into UX by way of a 10-week, full-time immersive program at General Assembly. I'm very passionate about teaching and mentoring-- I must be, because there's not a lot of money in this!

The unique perspective I bring to your design challenges is based on my unique background: because I'm a mix of very...

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