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LinkedIn Learning

Planning a Career in User Experience

via LinkedIn Learning

Overview

Looking for a job in UX? Learn about the many disciplines of user experience, and figure out how to plan a career that matches your strengths and passions.

User experience is a rewarding career. Successful UX professionals can improve technology so that it is more efficient, effective, and satisfying for those that use it. But where does a career in UX start?

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.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
1. User Experience Careers
  • What is UX and where do you start?
  • UX fields: Design, research, and strategy
  • UX generalist or specialist?
2. Design Careers
  • Interaction design
  • Visual design
  • Service design
  • Information architecture
  • Content writing, information design, and technical communication
3. Research Careers
  • User research
  • Accessibility
  • Human factors
4. Strategy Careers
  • UX strategy
  • Content strategy
  • Customer experience (CX)
5. Your UX Career
  • Working in-house, consulting, and freelancing
  • Resumes and portfolios to tell your story
  • UX branding and your job search
  • Working with recruiters
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Cory Lebson

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