Any advice for how to transition from UI dev to UX career?
13 Oct 2013 - 8:47am
2 years ago
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 also worried that people who hire seasoned UX professionals will ignore people who don't have the standard UX job title in their resume. I practice and advocate UX methods in all my projects (where it is a good fit within time constraints). However, I feel that there are many gaps in my practical experience in which an UX internship would be quite beneficial. Which route should I go? You can take a look at my <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/thomasyung">public LinkedIn profile</a> to get a feel for my experience.