UX as a profession has become very popular and it seems to be one of the hottest jobs at the moment. The challenge is in understanding what kind of UX practitioner you want to be and if UX is the right fit for you. Even then, it’s hard to understand where to get started on the career path to being a UX professional, especially if you have varying levels of experience in complementary disciplines. In this UXDiscuss we will be discussing how to get started and what might be the best avenue for you.

The #uxdiscuss event will be held on 7 December 2017 (07/12/2017) at 1pm UK time (8am Eastern US).

The questions we will be discussing are:

  1. How did you decide that you wanted to be a UX professional?
  2. What challenges did you face along your journey to becoming a UX professional?
  3. What was your career path that got you where you are today?

The questions will be posted to Twitter via @uxdiscuss using the hashtag #uxdiscuss and all you have to do is join in.

We look forward to seeing you then!

Style guides as we knew them have grown into live Design Systems that are able to accommodate constant change. Multiple teams need to use or maintain the system. In this UXDiscuss we’ll be discussing the creation and development of Design Systems to help maintain consistency in complex systems.

The #uxdiscuss event will be held on 30 November 2017 (30/11/2017) at 1pm UK time (8am Eastern US).

The questions we will be discussing are:

  1. How do you go about creating and maintaining a Design System in your UX process?
  2. What are the challenges of creating and maintaining a Design System?
  3. What good examples of Design systems done well have you seen?

The questions will be posted to Twitter via @uxdiscuss using the hashtag #uxdiscuss and all you have to do is join in.

We look forward to seeing you then!

This UXDiscuss we’ll be looking at 3 Years of UXDiscuss and how it may have affected your UX thinking.

The #uxdiscuss event will be held on 23 November 2017 (23/11/2017) at 1pm UK time (8am Eastern US).

The questions we will be discussing are:

  1. Which UXDiscuss event(s) have you found most useful?
  2. Which topics would you like to see more discussion of on UXDiscuss?
  3. Has taking part in UXDiscuss, and other Twitter chats such as UXChat, increased your UX network?

The questions will be posted to Twitter via @uxdiscuss using the hashtag #uxdiscuss and all you have to do is join in.

We look forward to seeing you then!

According to the U.N. World Population Prospect, 8% of the world population is over 65. The same study predicts that until 2050 that percentage will double to 16%. With the increase in an ageing world population, UX designers have to take those aspects into account and can’t afford to ignore their needs. This UXDiscuss we’ll be looking at UX Design for an Ageing Population and how best to serve them.

The #uxdiscuss event will be held on 16 November 2017 (16/11/2017) at 1pm UK time (8am Eastern US).

The questions we will be discussing are:

  1. What are the key UX considerations when designing for an ageing, global population?
  2. What are the UX challenges of designing an ageing population?
  3. Which sites, apps, products, etc. are well designed to adapt to users as they age?

The questions will be posted to Twitter via @uxdiscuss using the hashtag #uxdiscuss and all you have to do is join in.

We look forward to seeing you then!

This UXDiscuss we’ll be looking at How Can UX be Applied to Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning and how to keep yourself organised.

The #uxdiscuss event will be held on 9 November 2017 (9/11/2017) at 1pm UK time (8am Eastern US).

The questions we will be discussing are:

  1. What are the key UX aspects to consider when designing for AI/ML systems?
  2. What are the key UX related risks in the area of AI/ML?
  3. What examples have you seen of great UX applied to AI/ML systems?

The questions will be posted to Twitter via @uxdiscuss using the hashtag #uxdiscuss and all you have to do is join in.

We look forward to seeing you then!

This UXDiscuss we’ll be looking at Managing Your UX Workload and how to keep yourself organised.

The #uxdiscuss event will be held on 2 November 2017 (2/11/2017) at 1pm UK time (8am Eastern US).

The questions we will be discussing are:

  1. What tools and processes do you use to keep on top of your UX workload?
  2. What are the main issues you face when managing your UX workload?
  3. What would be your dream UX workflow to maximise efficiency around your UX workload?

The questions will be posted to Twitter via @uxdiscuss using the hashtag #uxdiscuss and all you have to do is join in.

We look forward to seeing you then!

This UXDiscuss looks Getting the most out of local, moderated testing.

The #uxdiscuss event will be held on 26th October 2017 ( 26/10/2017) at 1pm UK time (8am Eastern US).

The questions we will be discussing are:

  1. What steps do you take to prepare prior to local, moderated testing with users?
  2. What are the main issues to avoid when conducting local, moderated testing?
  3. What templates, tools or resources do you make use of for local, moderated testing?

The questions will be posted to Twitter via @uxdiscuss using the hashtag #uxdiscuss and all you have to do is join in.

We look forward to seeing you then!

Whether you are starting out new in UX or looking to move on to bigger and better things finding the right UX role can be a tricky process. This UXDiscuss looks at tips & techniques for finding your perfect UX job.

The #uxdiscuss event will be held on 19th October 2017 ( 19/10/2017) at 1pm UK time (8am Eastern US).

The questions we will be discussing are:

  1. How do usually search for new UX jobs or identify the right jobs?
  2. What are the challenges in finding the UX job that you want?
  3. What great examples have you seen of UX jobs that correspond to expectations?

The questions will be posted to Twitter via @uxdiscuss using the hashtag #uxdiscuss and all you have to do is join in.

We look forward to seeing you then!

Although most of the concepts surrounding UX aren’t new, very often students have to be taken out of their comfort zone and taught to look at things in a different way. This can be challenging and very often the message might not get past the classroom. In the next UXDiscuss, we’ll be discussing the challenges you’ve faced in trying to educate those looking to understand and grow in the world of UX and how you might have overcome those challenges?

The #uxdiscuss event will be held on 12th October 2017 ( 12/10/2017) at 1pm UK time (8am Eastern US).

The questions we will be discussing are:

  1. How do you approach teaching #UX and passing on your knowledge?
  2. What are the challenges you’ve found when teaching #UX?
  3. What examples of teaching #UX well have you seen or participated in?

The questions will be posted to Twitter via @uxdiscuss using the hashtag #uxdiscuss and all you have to do is join in.

We look forward to seeing you then!

This UXDiscuss will look at Mentoring Junior UX Professionals or how to shape the UX minds of tomorrow.

The #uxdiscuss event will be held on 5th October 2017 ( 05/10/2017) at 1pm UK time (8am Eastern US).

The questions we will be discussing are:

  1. How do you begin in your mentoring process? What steps do you follow?
  2. What are the books/sites/resources you would recommend to a Junior UX Professional?
  3. How much additional work do you estimate you do when mentoring another person?

The questions will be posted to Twitter via @uxdiscuss using the hashtag #uxdiscuss and all you have to do is join in.

We look forward to seeing you then!