Please introduce yourself. What are your role and responsibilities?
As a Product Designer for an e-commerce management platform, my primary responsibilities revolve around UX-related activities, such as conducting user research, analyzing research findings, developing design concepts, and creating wireframes and prototypes for user interfaces. In addition, I negotiate between business goals and user needs, working closely with product managers and other stakeholders to identify pain points and user needs. Using this information, I outline product strategy and set direction, developing product roadmaps that align with user needs and business goals. Ultimately, my role is to ensure that the platform's features and functionality are optimized to meet user needs while also achieving the company's broader objectives.
How did you get started in UX design? What was your career path?
I was first introduced to Adobe XD during its initial launch and was immediately fascinated by its functionality. I believed that it had the potential to revolutionize web design and decided to delve deeper into the world of UI and UX design. Over time, I improved my skills and worked on various projects, primarily as a graphic or web designer. However, I always had a keen interest in taking my knowledge to the next level and becoming responsible for the entire user experience, from usability and functionality to aesthetics.
How did you first find Uxcel?
I stumbled upon Uxcel through a LinkedIn post and was immediately drawn to the weekly A/B practices and quizzes, which were both enjoyable and challenging. This led me to explore the platform for more content, and I must say that I was thoroughly impressed. In my opinion, those who are genuinely interested in learning design will seize every opportunity to do so, while those who are not will make excuses not to study. With Uxcel, there's no need to spend endless hours searching for relevant courses online because they have already done the hard work of collecting well-structured courses in one place.
What do you like most about Uxcel?
I found the platform's gamification to be captivating; it made the learning process both easy and enjoyable. The courses cover the most relevant design topics, including user research, wireframing, UI components, design patterns, and mobile design, among others. What's more, you can now study a course and then take a relevant assessment to verify your knowledge. Although the assessments are thorough and challenging, passing them gives you a great sense of accomplishment.
Why have you decided to get a Professional UX design certification?
Obtaining a professional UX design certification presents an excellent opportunity for designers to showcase their expertise and demonstrate their ability to compete in the market. Moreover, certifications are impressive additions to resumes and indicate a commitment to continuous skill development. Although I was uncertain whether I would earn it, I decided to try it out anyway.
What benefits your professional certification will bring to you or your company?
Certifications demonstrate to clients and users that a company's employees are highly qualified and capable. Internally, they boost team trust and foster confidence among the organization's CEO and team leads, who can rest assured that their team members possess the necessary skills and are continuously improving them.
How would you summarize your experience and thoughts about Uxcel’s Professional UX Certification?
Overall, I thought the exam was great. I particularly enjoyed the diverse range of topics covered. However, it would have been easier for participants if the questions had been grouped by category (module) so that each category could be completed before moving on to the next one. The constant switching between interaction design and research questions was quite taxing on my brain.