About the book


UX design is one of the most lucrative and well-balanced career paths. And there isn't a single industry that doesn't need UX designers. Nielsen Norman Group did a survey of about 950 UX professionals and found they were 17 times more likely to love the UX jobs they were doing than to hate them!

But what does a UX designer actually do? What skills do you need to get your first a UX job and excel at it? How do you go about finding a job in UX? Our guide to UX careers was created to help you address those questions.

What’s inside?

Through 16 pages of research and exclusive interviews with UX designers, you’ll learn exactly what it takes to make it in UX.

  • You’ll start off by learning exactly what a UX designer is.

  • Then you’ll learn what the day-to-day of a UX designer's job actually looks like.

  • Finally, you’ll get access to exclusive interviews and advice from top UX practitioners.

Who is this for?

Anybody who is curious about pursuing UX Design as a career, and understanding what UX jobs entail. You might a graphic or print designer looking to move into UX, a recent grad curious about UX as a career, or a freelancer trying to land that first full-time UX job. If you're interested in getting actionable advice towards achieving UX career goals, this book is for you.

About the author

Rajit Dasgupta is passionate about technology, data and design - and is looking for ways to use them to make humanity more efficient. He has worked on countless A/B tests to understand user experience can affect users' decisions on web and mobile. To create this book, he compiled insights from hours of research about UX jobs and interviews with expert award-winning UX designers.

 

"If a picture is worth 1000 words, a prototype is worth 1000 meetings."

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Your introduction to doing well at UX jobs

Here are the key insights you’ll learn about UX jobs
  • Introduction
  • Why You Should Become a UX Designer
  • What is a UX Designer
  • A Day in the Life
  • Who Can Become a UX Designer
  • Interviews with UX Designers
  • Jorge's Story as a Self-Made UX Designer
  • Tim's Story about building cross-disciplinary UX teams
  • How to Prepare for a UX Design Career
  • All the UXful Advice You Need