Any company with a user experience design team knows how hard it is to find people to grow that team. A quick search of Indeed.com reveals nearly 17,000 open user experience design related positions in the United States alone. There are many ways to solve this problem, but one of the most accessible is mentorship. Every practicing UX designer is capable of mentoring someone who has the passion and mindset required for UX design into the field. During the summer and fall of 2013, The Nerdery took eight potential UX designers through an intense 12-week apprenticeship that relied heavily on mentorship. During that time, we learned a lot about mentoring and being mentored. This presentation will share these lessons from the perspective of both mentors and mentees. This presentation provides a comprehensive set of tools for you to use to begin mentoring potential designers today. Co-presented with Claire Bailey (http://sloozoo.com/) & Heather Wydeven (http://heatherwydeven.com/)
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2014 :: @clairevsbailey @heatherwyd @fred_beecher :: #uxnextgen nd a mentor whos mentoring you now? who could mentor you? analyze their styles get involved IAI mentorship program uxmentors.com UXPAMN (fall 2014) reect whats your motivation? what can you invest? how have you been mentored? mentors
2014 :: @clairevsbailey @heatherwyd @fred_beecher :: #uxnextgen get out there who do you know? co-workers instructors friends get involved IAI mentorship program uxmentors.com UXPAMN (fall 2014) stay relevant follow UXDs on twitter interact with UX community on twitter follow UX blogs mentees
MENTORING THE NEXT GENERATION OF UX DESIGNERS Fred Beecher UX Apprenticeship Lead ! email@example.com nerdery.com/fb @fred_beecher ! slideshare.net/fred_beecher/ Claire Bailey Associate UX Designer ! firstname.lastname@example.org nerdery.com/cj @clairevsbailey ! Heather Wydeven Associate UX Designer ! email@example.com nerdery.com/wd @heatherwyd !