Will MacIvor is currently a Design Lead at Shopify, and his path to getting there has been a winding one. In conversation, MacIvor shared his experiences and advice on UX and beyond.
We asked four former architects turned user experience designers why they decided to make the switch into UX design, what challenges they experienced along the way, and what advice they have for other architects considering a career change into UX. From veteran UX designers to new recruits, here’s what they had to say.
Despite pressure from his family and his peers to stick with a career in financial services, Yu Siang’s heart was pulling him in a very different direction. We asked him to share his story of how he went from accounting student to visual designer at the Interaction Design Foundation.
In a sentence, imposter syndrome is when you feel like you’re a fraud (in your professional field), and that everyone is just about to pick up on that and fire/abandon/ridicule you on the spot. In this article, we share how to overcome that feeling in order to be successful at work.
Dale McRae started out in the print industry, eventually transitioning into digital design and UX. Since then, he has worked at agencies including Tribal DDB, Usability Matters, and as an in-house designer at Varagesale, and the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. McRae shares his journey into UX and advice for people transitioning.
If you’re considering a career in UX design, it’s important to have clear expectations on what you’re getting into. UX design is a rather broad field and there are a number of different responsibilities under the UX umbrella. In this article, I’ll explain what the specialty roles are within UX, and what sorts of things they encompass.