Getting Started in User Experience

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    Learn about the industry of user experience (UX)—including design, research, strategy, development, interactive and visual design, content, accessibility, localization, and data science—and explore the various roles within the UX field. Join instructor Chris Nodder as he describes various UX career paths, the skills employers will expect you to have at different levels of experience, and the types of work you might end up performing. Chris also refers you to other courses in the LinkedIn Learning library that can help you get started.

    Instructor

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      Chris Nodder

      LinkedIn Learning instructor & User Experience consultant working with lean startups, agile teams & enterprise customers

      Chris Nodder is a user researcher, UX fiend, interaction design specialist, and author of Evil by Design.

      Chris is a user researcher and interaction design specialist. He is the founder of Chris Nodder Consulting LLC, an agile user experience company that helps large organizations and lean startups build products that users love. He was previously a director at Nielsen Norman Group and a senior user researcher at Microsoft. He has an M.S. in human computer interaction and a B.S. in psychology.

      Chris enjoys spreading the word about user-centered design. Aside from his work coaching Fortune 500 clients, he has presented on user experience topics at conferences all over the world. He writes about agile user experience research and design techniques at QuestionableMethods.com and is the author of Evil By Design, a book that describes the persuasive techniques that companies use to draw us in. He encourages you to participate at its accompanying web site, evilbydesign.info.

    Skills covered in this course

  • Choosing a career in UX

    - Getting the user experience for a product right should be everyone's job. Product managers, project managers, developers, testers, marketers, everyone has a role to play in making sure that the product solves users pain points in the best way it can and communicates well exactly how it does that. But because it's such a big job there are several specialist careers that focus on user experience rather than on other aspects of product development. These are user research, interaction design, visual design, content, accessibility, localization, globalization, and data science roles. In larger organizations, you might find different individuals who each have just one of these job titles. In smaller startups one person might take on several of these roles as well as other responsibilities. I think it's great when anyone on the product development team wants to increase their UX knowledge. In these days having some interaction design…

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