Well, User experience has always been an aspiration but recently thought about pursuing it a bit seriously. The first question I had, “Where do I start?”, Fairly easy question as I knew the correct people to talk to in our office! The best way to start aligning our thought process is to talk to these people and understand how do they approach any particular problem. Here’s how I am planning to hit the grounds running:
1. Understand what really UX is all about by reading various blogs, reading about design life cycle, commonly used techniques/tools etc. I was recommended following resources,
- Luke Wroblewski’s writings
- Yahoo design patterns library
- Pattern tap to get a hang of commonly used user sets and collections
2. Now, once you decide to get down to brass tacks, try to identify what interests/helps you the most under the huge UX umbrella or design life cycle?
3. How am I planning to take advantage of basic UX skills in my usual BA activities? Any specific tools that I want to learn or just keep it to a point where I can think, provide suggestions to my clients like any user experience analyst?
Looks like a small but an exhaustive list to get you started with User experience! I will try to put more pointers, resources and learnings as I dig down deeper in these grounds!