To be honest, it’s become a trend these days to jump into UX design as a career because of it’s wide scope and growth possibilities. Granted it’s an exciting field to be in; coming up with design solutions, mapping flows, building on ideas and designing a complete mobile app/website/application. It can be overwhelming to start with, but begin with the absolute basics and slowly build on it. Learning is a continuous process, be it in any field, and you should be open to learning and working on something new every day.
There are many ways to get into the field of UX and UI. You can begin your learning online through the variety of courses available or if you prefer the human touch, enroll yourself in a design course in college. Some ideas below on how you can start out:
- One of the best ways you can learn is online via dedicated UX and UI design portals like IDF (Interaction Design Foundation) and HFI (Human Factors International). They may plenty of courses for all types of learners. The best part of these online courses is the ability to learn them at your own pace.
- Udemy, Coursera, CareerFoundry, Lynda, and Udacity are few more online learning portals through which one can begin learning UX and UI design.
- If you can, find yourself a UX/UI design studio, companies and start out as an intern. As an intern, you can learn by observing and experiencing what and how other designers work.
- Offline, there are plenty of books you can purchase to get started into the world of design. Understanding the theoretical side of things is crucial before applying your thoughts to the practical side. Some of the recommended books are: Don’t Make Me Think by Stephen Krug, The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman and 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People by Susan Weinschenk.
- If you wish to get a college degree, do enrol yourself into a design school with a major in UX Design or Product Design. Do a little research and find out which colleges offer the ideal course for you.
- Find yourself a mentor who can guide you when it comes to process and design. Someone with experience can easily guide you on how the UX Design field works.