Join Cory Lebson for an in-depth discussion in this video Human factors, part of Planning a Career in User Experience.
- While user research is most typically associated with…screen-based products, this isn't always the case.…When user research meets products beyond the screen,…it is often called human factors.…When I started in this field, in the early 90's,…I did research on screen-based products…but had the job title of Human Factors Engineer.…Today, however, a specialist in human factors…will often be focused on the usage of physical products…in light of human capabilities.…Perhaps medical devices, or products for aviation,…or the military.…
As a Human Factors Specialist, you make sure that…products comply with safety related…and regulatory guidance by doing a heuristic…or expert review, similar to the user researcher.…Also, like the user researcher, conducting a usability test,…you can make sure that intended users can use those…products safely and easily.…When you're focused on whether the intended audience…is capable of interacting as expected, with an interface.…For example, whether they are comfortable…or can reach a particular button,…
In this course, UX expert Cory Lebson breaks down the sub-disciplines of user experience (the trifecta of design, research, and strategy), so you can learn about the different jobs that align with your strengths and passions. Cory helps you understand job responsibilities as well as the benefits of working full-time for a company vs. consulting or freelancing. With his guidance, you can create a more compelling resume and portfolio package and make sure that you properly brand yourself as a UX professional.
This course offers focused career advice for job seekers, tips for recruiters and employers who want to better understand UX, and a necessary framework for grad/undergrad students exploring the next step in their career. Along the way, Cory highlights training in the library to build specific UX skills.
- What is UX?
- Should you be a UX generalist or a specialist?
- Available UX career types: design, research, and strategy
- Working in-house, consulting, or freelancing
- Telling a story with a portfolio and resume
- Working with recruiters