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How to gain experience as a UX Designer?

As a self taught frontend developer, it was clear for me on how to gain "experience" as a web dev without having a job (in order to get a job) by participating in a Hackathon or open source, working on a project with others using git and Scrum, write articles, etc.

Especially working with git on a project with another person (or open source) you can gain so much of real world experience (talking about Git Workflow, creating Issues and Projects in GitHub, using Scrum etc).

I wonder now, how would someone gain this kind of β€žexperience” as a UX Designer? (Besides creating projects)? What could be compared especially to working with Git/GitHub, workflows and Scrum?

Discussion (2)

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Clifford Ouma

I'd advice on the following

  • Practicing exploratively. This encompasses everything from doing user research, brainstorming, applying the human Centered Design process and innovative thinking. Designing is all about designating meaning. It is therefore what you want it to be. You are free to chart your path and explore widely. That is what makes you stand out as a designer.
  • Collaboration. I would also advice on collaboration. Learning the art of communication; both through your work and also just relaying a message between teammates. It is a great skill to have as a designer.

Don't have much to share, but hope that helps.

yuridevat profile image
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Thank you so much for your input, Clifford!