How do you define successful experience? (was: Information Architect Opening at NavigationArts in Washington D.C.Metro Area)

10 Jan 2006 - 11:53am
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Austin Govella
2004

On 1/9/06, Natalie Buda <nbuda at navigationarts.com> wrote:
> Two or more years of successful experience in information architecture field

How do you define successful experience?

Curious to your answers to this question. Is it experience where you
learned a lot? Where stakeholders were happy? Where projects were
completed on time?

As younger designers hone their skills, what kind of experience should
they try for in order to have successful experience?

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Austin Govella
Thinking & Making: IA, UX, and IxD
http://thinkingandmaking.com
austin.govella at gmail.com

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10 Jan 2006 - 12:54pm
Natalie Buda
2006

On 1/10/06 Austin Govella <austin.govella at gmail.com> wrote:
> How do you define successful experience?

In the context of the job announcement sent, it is the application of their
design to solve a business problem, which resulted in both user and
stakeholder satisfaction for a web site or application.

There are a lot of valuable experiences in solutions that are failures also.
Both are valuable to an entry-level designer, especially if they are able to
understand the causes of the success and/or the failure.

I believe the best way for an entry-level designer to have successful
experiences is to be flexible, explorative, and try finding a good mentor.

. . . . . . .

Natalie Buda
NavigationArts
nbuda at navigationarts.com

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