There is a stigma surrounding people who stutter, face anxiety issues, or deal with any kind of mental illness. This is especially difficult for people who work in fields that require constant and significant human interaction, including the field of user experience (UX). In this article, I would like to share my story and tips for those struggling with anxiety or stuttering during meetings or interviews.
An absolutely essential skill of a UX designer at any organization is to verbally articulate your ideas and design decisions to stakeholders. If you can articulate yourself well, you can bring more change through…
During my studies at the University of Michigan where I studied UX design, I gained significant interest and internship experience designing enterprise and data visualization products. For my first full-time job, VMware was one of the enterprise software companies on my radar that had a huge focus on design.
After working at VMware for over four months, I have been inspired by my colleagues and connections in the industry to share my unique experience working as an enterprise product designer.
This article is dedicated to anyone who is interested in pursuing user experience and product design, especially if you have…
During high school, I had no clue what I wanted to do in college and for my career.
I attended a music-focused high school, so I at least knew I wanted to study something creative and expressive.
But I didn’t know what user experience design was. I don’t think anyone in my high school did.
I accepted the offer to attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI in 2015 and I went in undecided.
Some of the majors I thought about pursuing were Computer Science, History, Sociology, and Theatre.
(Yeah, you see how things are adding up here…
It’s 3:40AM on January 4th, 2019, and I was just looking through some of my old photos in my hard drive before I sleep (Yeah, night owl here).
I suddenly stumbled upon some photos I took while I was on my way to losing weight over two years ago.
It has been over a year and I am still absolutely shocked by the changes I have made to my life that has had so much positive impact on my life I cannot ever explain completely in words.
This is a very (very) emotional subject matter for me, but in a…
Nowadays we used the Internet for everything; Daily news, interactions with friends, exercise tips, exam preparations, etc. We all used to do these things offline with books, newspapers, and face-to-face conversations. We don’t see much of those things anymore.
Now I definitely advocate relying on internet resources for certain purposes because it is more convenient and efficient, but does it mean that all information on the internet is credible? Of course not.
According to the Pew Research Center (Lenhart, 2015), teens in the United States ages 13–17 now have almost ubiquitous access to a computer or a smart device as of 2014.
Twitter is one of my favorite websites on the Internet.
The reason for that is because all information is laid out and easily accessible:
But what did it look like when it first was created?
You may think that affordances will be a boring topic, but you’d be wrong.
Affordances are everything.
A formal definition would be: “an action possibility available in the environment to an individual, independent of the individual’s ability to perceive this possibility” (McGrenere & Ho, 2000)
Here are some examples to help you understand.
On Twitter, tweets can be retweeted and as long as the original tweet is not deleted, it “persists” on the site. On Snapchat, “snaps” only last a maximum of ten seconds unless users choose to record them and share them on other sites. This is known as…
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the activity in your social network feeds? Have you ever been worried about anonymous individuals who attempted to make fun of you and what you have to say? Have you ever felt like you are losing contact with real life and face-to-face conversations because online conversations are just easier and make you feel less anxious?