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Alumni Story: From New Skills to New Job

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Erika Schneider (part-time User Experience DesignBoston) was ready to take her career to the next level. She had nearly a decade of web design experience under her belt, allowing her to build custom websites using HTML and CSS. But she wanted to complement her skills with formal training in user experience design, which solves user problems through empathy, user research, prototyping, and more.

To accomplish this, Erika spent 10 weeks in GA’s part-time User Experience Design course in Boston. Throughout the course, Schneider learned about the complete UX design process, including user research, prototyping, and more skills she leverages in work with clients.

“I finished the class armed with a very strong portfolio piece and presentation that I used when interviewing for UX design positions,” says Schneider, who leveraged her new skills to become a UX design lead at Platinion, a tech subsidiary of the global Boston Consulting Group. “I truly believe that this, in combination with instructor coaching, were what helped me achieve my goal of pivoting my career to becoming a user experience designer.” 

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Affinity Mapping

When you need to make sense of a large amount of information — after a team brainstorm or a user research data dump — turn to affinity mapping. This technique is used to organize terms and ideas by grouping them with related concepts, which helps give shape to your team’s design.

Card Sorting

Similar to affinity mapping, card sorting is a research method that helps you understand users’ expectations and how they categorize your content. Once participants organize a set of topics on cards into categories, you’re able to better build a more effective and intuitive digital experience.

Informational Architecture

Information architecture — or IA — is the structuring and organizing of a website or app’s content in order to boost usability. Effective IA enables users to easily and intuitively navigate to exactly where they want to go, no matter where they are on the site.

Prototyping Tools

InVision, Axure, and Balsamiq are all examples of industry-standard prototyping tools that can help you bring your design to life before building begins. These programs let you see concepts in action with clickable prototypes and helps teams pinpoint areas that require improvement to improve on before the development process.

Responsive Design

With various devices and screen sizes available, responsive design is key to creating a seamless user experience — no matter where you view it. From load time to targeted messaging, it allows for the optimal interface and experience across multiple platforms and makes site maintenance easier over time.

Service Design

Service design focuses on creating a service — such as meal delivery or checking in for a flight — that aligns with its users’ needs. It incorporates both what the user sees (the front stage) and the behind-the-scenes action that makes a product tick (the back stage).

Usability

In user experience design, usability refers to how easy a digital product is to learn and navigate. When true usability is achieved, people are able to find exactly what they need on a website or app, avoiding errors and hiccups along the way.

User & Usability Testing

User and usability testing ensures a website or app will run smoothly before it even launches. User testing focuses on an individual or group’s feedback on the website or app, while usability testing offers quantitative data that helps target problem areas that hinder the experience.