I mentor someone who has the less than the 5 plus years of experience that most user experience jobs require. I know there is much debate about this requirement, but I was wondering if it is more of a geographic requirement? Also, is it really a requirement at all? I remember reading a job posting in 2006 requiring 10 years of experience in information architecture and most if not all of the common deliverables, but no portfolio requirement.
I used to be quite a successful web-designer 10 years ago
(before we I got children and moved to another country). Now I plan to restart
my professional experienced, whilst still working mainly from home as a
freelancer. I used to work mainly in Photoshop, but also with HTML, CSS,
practical, whilst leaving to others to make it work. As I said, I did know html
coding, but this was not exactly my favourite thing.
I am at a crossroads in my career. I have been a UI Developer for 15 years and I am a capstone away from graduating with a masters in HCI. Should I look to internships as a way to get into a full time UX position or should I apply for entry level UX positions (as long as I can show related experience)? Internships seem like a great way to get introduced to a company, but I am worried that internships are only for people in their 20s. I am in my late 30s and the clock is ticking.
I am from South Korea and studying new media advertising in the U.S. I am really confused about the UX career responsibilities. There are so many titles such as planning, UX, research, usability and human factors. Is there a difference between planning and UX and research and usability and human factors – or is it all the same job?
I have an interview with a large pan-European technology company next week who are opening up a new role for a user experience architect. Reading between the lines in the job spec, the role also involves service design and some business analysis; this is something that I welcome. As a company that is opening up a new user experience architect role, what are the pertinent questions I should be asking to uncover what is planned for the future? I don’t want to be a UX team of one for the long-term.