The traps I fell into during the as a self-taught  designer

I first heard the word UX a year and a month ago. I decided to see it as my career 7 months ago. I got my first intern job as a UX designer at Alibaba, one of the largest Chinese e-commerce companies, 4 months ago.

I am largely a self-taught UX designer. As soon as I commenced my first internship, I was bemused to see everything in the real ‘corporate’ world being so different from what I had learned in the classroom.

Alibaba is a perfect playground for a UX newbie to explore how user experience design is implemented in the real industry. At Alibaba, I was able to experience various kinds of projects I desired. Special thanks to my leader who went out of her way to make sure me getting the most out of the internship. I put down every single thing I came across, reflected, learned and thought with during the -month internship.

Looking back, here are the three most I have learned, which makes me think differently than I did as a rookie. If you come from a non-academic background in UX design like me, these will help you better land at your first job.

The View from my office (Alibaba Beijing Campus)



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