Join Cory Lebson for an in-depth discussion in this video UX fields: Design, research, and strategy, part of Planning a Career in User Experience.
- It's time to take a step forward…and deepen our understanding…of the framework that comprises pretty much…all UX jobs.…In this video, we'll talk about the three…primary types of UX careers:…those that involve design,…those that involve research and evaluation,…and those that involve strategy.…It would be most simple to explain…individual career tracks if every type…of UX job fell purely into one…of those three buckets.…While admittedly this is not the case,…it is still possible to generally group…types of UX jobs.…Design is often the first thing…that people think about…when they think about…user experience work.…
Not just design for the sake of beauty,…but design for the people…that will be interacting with a product.…As of now, UX careers are largely focused…on things with screens.…This means that design is often related…to websites or apps,…although it can involve wearables…and the Internet of Things.…At a high level view,…we have a number of design related careers.…First, there is interaction design,…which focuses on the elements…
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