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Meet Our Expert: Rachel Wendte, User Experience Design Instructor, GA Chicago

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How would you define user experience design in three sentences?


GA instructor Rachel Wendte says, "User experience design is an exercise in functional empathy. We no longer just interact with a service or product, we experience it. As designers, we aim to make it as pleasant and intuitive as possible."

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Check out companies that have hired User Experience Design Immersive graduates from our Chicago campus. Our all-star career coaches support Immersive students in their job search, whether they're upskilling or just breaking into the design industry.

Meet Some of Our Experts

General Assembly’s instructors are top professionals representing today’s leading Chicago-area companies.

Marilee Bowles-Carey

Marilee Bowles-Carey


User Experience Design Immersive Instructor

Randy Ellis

Randy Ellis


User Experience Design Instructor

Casey Hudetz

Casey Hudetz


User Experience Design Instructor

Carmen McDonald

Carmen McDonald


User Experience Design Instructor

Shilpa Rao

Shilpa Rao


User Experience Design Immersive Instructor

Rachel Wendte

Rachel Wendte


User Experience Design Immersive Instructor

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How to Ace Your Design Interview


You’ve polished your portfolio. You’ve got the interview. Now, go in prepared to impress the team — whether it’s a potential peer or the head of design. In partnership with InVision, the world’s leading product design platform, we’ve asked leaders at Nelson Cash, thoughtbot, The UX Notebook, GA, and more to share their do's and don’ts so you can ace your design interview.

 

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Push for a Point of View


Good design is all about having a clear purpose. It’s about having a strong point of view—even if you might ruffle some feathers along the way. I chatted with people who have a strong point of view in their design — people from Google, Airbnb, Slack, Dropbox, and more. I wanted to peek inside their noggins to see what drives their decisions and informs their designs. Below are a few things I learned.

 

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UX Design Tips From Mom


After completing my User Experience Design Immersive course at General Assembly’s Singapore campus, I tried to explain to my 90-year-old mother what I had been studying. I got schooled, instead. I explained to her the definition of UX design, and Mom proceeded to demonstrate her understanding by walking me through her use of UX strategies in everyday life.

 

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Don’t Frustrate Users With Gaps in Your Product Experience


We’ve all experienced pain points when really good software doesn’t equate a really good experience. All too often, there’s a breakdown that occurs outside product screens, when a product or process hits the reality of the human experience or a user fails. These points of friction are frustrating to users and jeopardize your businesses. I call these gaps mode-shift friction, and it’s essential to resolve them wherever possible.