Alternative jobs relevant to UX research and design
8 Apr 2010 - 3:33pm
3 years ago
I was fairly intrigued by this little bit burried in a thread about the lack of employment opportunities for junior UX folk.
"Along with that, I would encourage you to broaden your search beyond
pure UX roles. BA roles, product manager roles and other roles in
technology, experience delivery, or an industry of interest can be a
great platform of experience on which to biuild a career."
I'm curious if anybody can expand on this. A few specific questions to get the ball rolling:
-What is a BA? What is experience delivery?
-Are there any other specific job types that might help out for future prospects in a "pure UX role"?
-Does anybody have first hand knowledge of somebody sucessfully shifting from one of these roles into something more UX focused?
Some info on me in case it helps with discussing the possibiities. I have a software development background, and recently completed a masters in computer science with an HCI focus. I would ideally be working in a job that balances user research and high level design work (ie story boards, wireframes). I have no skills or interest in doing any graphical design.