Do I Need a Degree to Work In User Experience?
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Personal development needs to be a top priority for every designer. Many designers focus on completing tasks, never taking the time to reflect and attune to their personal development.
Instead, rushing on to the next task is becoming the normal thing to do.
Personal development is easy to do. You keep track of your progress and frequently take a break to reflect. The main idea is to practice reflecting.
Personal development is usually practiced by keeping a journal where you log particular moments where you felt accomplished. You can write about recent articles that you’ve read and summarize the main topics. Or take note of something interesting that you’ve learned while speaking to a friend or attending a lecture.
Here’s the entire UX literature on Personal Development by the Interaction Design Foundation, collated in one place:
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