Christine Rose Steiffer can thank the DC UX community for helping turn her passions for empathy and technology into a career. She has learned a great deal from participating in local meet up groups and volunteering with the UXDC Conference. She now works as a UX Designer for Octo Consulting on assignment with the General Services Administration, and works directly with the CTO of Octo to grow the company's UX practice as a whole. She has brought her usability expertise to projects with the US Postal Service, the FDA, and a variety of small businesses and non-profits in the area. She is currently a lead volunteer with the OpenIDEO DC Chapter working on a project with ImpactHub to help decrease the recidivism rate in DC, and is serving as Treasurer of the UXPA DC Chapter. Her involvement with these groups has had a direct impact on her own process of 'breaking into UX' within the DC community, so she is excited to share her story to help benefit others.
Breaking into UX Design
This class aims to demystify UX by giving a practical and simple introduction to what UX is, while also explaining some of the core concepts of user centered design.
Break Into UX
Learn about what a UX Designer does day-to-day, and what skills you’ll need to be successful in the field.