how to start in ux

by Luke Farrugia 12 July 2020


A few weeks ago, I came across by the UX Collective. A free, self-guided class to help newcomers take their first steps into digital product design. Admittedly, my first reaction was woah… look at that typography effect on mouse scroll, instant distraction and glee.

Today I circled back and started to dig into the content a little deeper and realised how handy this is for anyone trying to break into the User Experience (UX) space. Recently, I have been mentoring UX students through Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) online courses. Helping students understand the UX process and discussing how to implement learnt techniques in the field. Through this process, it became apparent that breaking into the industry post graduating is not easy. As there are so many differing points of view and so many things to absorb before gaining enough experience and soft skills to feel confident. The UX Collective does a great job of condensing a heap of useful information into handy tips, tricks and reading materials. It's so nice to see all of this in one central and easy to follow step by step guide.

As they mention, there are no magic formulas, getting into the field and performing on a high level takes work, but this resource serves as a great starting point. 

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