FAQ: Tips and Tools for Getting Started in User Experience Design (aka UX)

Fiona Yeung
Jan 12, 2017 · 8 min read
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“I want to get started in the field, but being a [insert unrelated major] student, I just have no idea on where to start. Do you have any advice on what I can do to break into the UX field?”

1. What is UX design?

2. I want to become a UX designer. Where do I begin?

3. Do I need a design degree to become a UX designer?

4. How important are internships?

5. What tools should I spend time learning?

6. What technical and non-technical skills should UX designers have?

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7. What kind of UX projects should I work on independently?

8. What UX resources do you recommend?

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Fiona Yeung

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Director of Hexagon UX | Designer at Google Fuchsia OS | www.fionayeung.com

Google Design

Stories by Googlers on the practice of design and technology. For editorial content and more visit design.google

Fiona Yeung

Written by

Director of Hexagon UX | Designer at Google Fuchsia OS | www.fionayeung.com

Google Design

Stories by Googlers on the practice of design and technology. For editorial content and more visit design.google

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