Career Change Roadmap

Career Change Roadmap - student project


Self Study:



  1. Title: The Design of Everyday Things Author: Don Norman
  2. Title: Don't Make Me Think Author: Steve Krug
  3. Title: Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days Author: Jake Knapp
  4. Title: 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People Author: Susan M. Weinschenk


Get The Skills:


UX Online Coursework:

  1. Coursera:
  2. Fundamentals of Graphic Design
  3. edX:
  4. Introduction to User Experience
  5. Skillshare:
  6. Switch Careers: Transition to a Job in UX

Get The Skills II:


UX Design Blog Sign Up:

  1. Blog: InVision Blog
  2. Blog: UX Beginner
  3. Blog: UX Notebook


Portfolio Projects: 

UX Portfolio Projects:

  1. UX Companion App
  2. Santander App


Networking Plan: 


Reach out for Coffee (who?)

  1. Name: Alison Zack Title: Sr. Director, Product Design UX at HuffPost
  2. Name: Lauren Grace Gonzales Title: UX Researcher at 2U


Networking Plan II:


Networking Events:

  1. Event: Virtual UX Support Group Roundtable Group: UX Support Group Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
  2. Event: UX Workshop | Sproutly - Design a feature for this gardening app Group: Bitesize UX Date: Monday, September 10, 2018
  3. Event: Visual (UI) Design Workshop Group: UX Support Group Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018


  1. Event: UX Mini Hackathon Series w/Real Startup Client @ Starta Accelerator Group: User Experience HQ (NYC) Date: Friday, September 7, 2018

Focus Your Efforts:

Dream Job: Since I'm very much still a beginner I'm actually focusing more on applying for internships. But some of my dream companies I would like to work for would be:

  1. Airbnb
  2. Google
  3. Apple
  4. IDEO



I would like to thank Carlye Cunniff for this amazing course. Your course really helped me see what parts of UX I should focus on and the importance of networking and really getting myself out there. I still have much to learn but I know that with your guidance through your courses and through this wonderful platform, Skillshare I'll be able to pursue this career.


Thank you,