I'm in my last year of Honours Computer Science at Wilfrid Laurier University, and I'm wondering how I can "break into" the UX industry in Waterloo. Most of the job postings I've seen for UX related roles have been for people with at least 3-4 years expierience in the field. How do I get started?
I was wondering what ways other UX team members and managers use to encourage their team to collaborate. We have a big UX group (more than 20 people) including designers, researchers, writers, and implementers and would like to encourage them to collaborate more.
So, try as I might, being a new UX developer, I'm trying to find reputable data about reputable companies who saved/made [insert actual dollar figure], and how usability testing was responsible. I was actually told at work today that "there is no way you can prove that usability testing makes money." It's a personal challenge now.
Does anyone know if there's a report about that estimates the total size of the usability/UX market. I managed to find one report that puts a figure on the UK market size, but can't seem to see anything about the global market.
I am considering some UX training and am interested in either the CUA training offered by HFI or the UXD "Mini-Masters" program at Rutgers. Any thoughts on either of these programs? Unfortunately I don't have a lot of time or money to put into this training but am looking for a good overview program and something that I can put on my resume.
Thanks in advance for your input; here are links to both programs: