User Experience

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Video Recording

I was a shy type of person and not socially active, especially doing video recordings. That’s why I prefer blogging over vlogging. My first attempt at video recording was when I tried to record my Watsons’ haul hehe, but I didn’t upload it nor keep it at all.

Yesterday, I shoot my first video recording answering three questions given by the company’s HR that I am applying to. Honestly, this is my weakness. Maybe I am not used to it because I only worked before in laboratories which doesn’t require much exposure.

I spent like 3-4 hours of shooting and 15 mins of editing. I am ready that my application might not be processed for the next step of the application.

But, whatever the results might be, I am still grateful and happy because I did it! Like, Everything has their first time, and not everyone is excellent or expert in their first time. I know that I can improve my skills, primarily if I am motivated to do so. I am happy that the company asked me to do it, hehe. Trying is better than not trying at all. ♥️

I have so many retakes hahaha

Like what Bebe Rexha sang in the song Meant to Be:

If it’s meant to be, it’ll be, it’ll be
Baby, just let it be

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Google UX Course

Google is like my partner in my everyday life because it is my go-to platform for almost everything! With just a click away from the search engine, I can find all needed articles, blog posts, images, and videos!

Google also helps me to communicate with ease to everyone online around the world. I can send and receive emails, plan my schedules using Google Calendar, track my everyday task with Google Keep and edit my docs using Google docs. I can even create an online survey where I could share it with everyone. How lucky of us all to have something like Google, right?

Since I’m in the process of transitioning my career to UX, I searched free courses online, and I stumbled upon the Coursera platform that provides online education for everyone. In this platform, I saw the Google UX Design Certificate and became curious about how UX works on their end. So I applied for Financial Aid for this certification, and luckily, they granted me!

Who would have thought that I could get Financial Aid from Google? This is a blessing for me!
I am delighted because I can do my self-paced study and get a certification after completing these seven courses from the Google UX Design Certificate. I am excited to learn more.

Since Google advised their students (who are enrolled) that it is more productive and motivational if we have a group or community where we can discuss the topics and help each other in these courses, I’ve decided to join a specific Facebook Group named Google UX Design Certificate Group | Coursera. I posted about a study buddy in the same phase as me, like Course one, because I just recently started.

I didn’t expect that there are also many students who just recently started!

I am really grateful to be part of this Google UX Design Certificate and doing my best to not just finish the seven courses but to understand and apply all the knowledge and skills to my future endeavors.

I will update my learning and experience as much as I can! ♥️

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How to Build A Better Learning Plan?

Before you start doing what you love or want to pursue, you must focus first to build a better plan. Creating a better strategy/method is one of the most critical factors to succeed. Setting a goal is a good skill because you know what, where, when, and how to start. You have the urge to accomplish and reward yourself after finishing what you’ve created. You are more prepared and motivated because you know which path to take.

Honestly, when I was in college, I was not aware of these things. I’m that person who follows what life can offer. My daily tasks are usually what a day might bring to me. I don’t have plans, to-do lists, schedules, or even an idea of how I will spend a day. Maybe that’s the reason why I barely completed my tasks. I usually forget some essential things to do because I don’t have a plan, and it sucks because I often mislead my priorities in a day, weeks, months, and even years!

As time went by, I started noting my tasks using an application. It helps me to track my productivity and progress in a day, and that new habit continues up to now. I am using Things 3 for my daily tasks and track my progress and check where I stopped and where I should start. I like the logbook feature because I can check my accomplishments and become motivated to finish everything left.

Once you know how your day-to-day schedule works, then you’ll see a routine where you can plot your programs and plans. To start your learning plan, you have to:

1. Identify first your main goal and the reason why you need to accomplish that goal.

2. Have a self-assessment and know your strengths and weaknesses

3. Prioritize the skills that you need to focus on by creating a quadrant

4. Create a learning preference table to group the prioritized skills you want to pursue

Formal Learning – learning with diploma or certification,

Social Learning – learning via observation or watching online tutorials, and

Experiential Learning – learning via hands-on, practical, or by simply doing it

5. Create how you will put your learning plan into action. Do with SMART guide

5. List down your learning resources and support

6. Track your progress and celebrate.

These are some of the most critical planning guides that you must follow when you are just starting. I’m not a professional advising the best plan that suits you, but you may consider these steps and see if it might work for you or not.

I will be providing a sample template on how I planned my Learning Plan for my UX Journey. I will put the link below if it’s already available.

Following different useful planner templates from the internet helps you to become more productive in your daily tasks because your plans are guiding you. But creating your way of planning is much better because you will know what’s suits your schedule and your learning type best.

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My first WIREFAME!!

I have so many ideas in my mind but the only thing that stops me is confidence. Coming from a different field of career to Technology and Design field is a huge step to take.

I am so overwhelmed with every idea and output of what other people in these fields are sharing and posting. I don’t even know if I am on the right track but I am sure that I am motivated and inspired to do tasks related to UX Design.

I created my first wireframe using the famous UX design tool, Figma. I am familiarizing myself with how to use it and the different techniques about it.

I am excited to finish this case study that I am working on. I already have my user’s persona and other details about the user. I hope I am doing them right. ♥️

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My UX Design Journey

Hello, bloggy! Sorry for not updating you these past few weeks. I got infected by the coronavirus the past weeks, and too much rest is needed for me to recover.
14-day quarantine is draining, but thanks God, I am finally recovered! However, I am still taking my medicines to feel better and flu-free.

Since I am still staying at home recovering from my cough because I am not yet allowed to go out, I research different techy-skills that I want to learn and focus on.

I came across UX Design. So what is UX design? UX Design is creating a product that provides a meaningful, helpful, and good user experience. This description is the way how I understand it.
I enjoyed reading articles and watching videos about UX design. Since I am changing my career path, I find UX design my long-lost career to grow and develop my skills and character more. This UX journey is the right path because I enjoy every step and process I encounter while studying UX design.

I made a simple workflow on how I will start studying and learning little by little about UX Design. UX design is a broad topic that consists of many different processes, steps, tools, and problems to come up with a result.
It also has four stages of how a UX designer will solve the assigned project, case study, or problems.

Luckily, I am excited about solving such problems. Being a degree holder of Biology course, I am well aware and educated on how a research design flows.
Whenever I think about UX design stages, research design also comes to mind, like making a research project or thesis in my college course.

However, they are different. The process may be a bit similar, but the tools and methods are various, yet it is still a big help because I have a background in research design.
I am looking forward to this journey to have a positive result. ♥️