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前段时间,在听取了来自MicroStrategy的Senior UX Designer, 顾远前辈的分享会后,觉得自己也有些东西要想补充,特此记录下来。算是记录自己在面试过程中,受挫,学习,成长的一个过程。其中得到了许多来自大龙的帮助。并不一定具有很高的权威性,所持观点也可能不太成熟,但且记录之,分享之,仅供参考,若能帮助一二,也算一件好事。

先从之前的顾远报告会说起。这个部分,主要讲了resume、portfolio和面试时Attitude的相关问题,我针对resume部分想加入自己的一点见解:

  • 在罗列experience的时候,要有details;
  • 技能列表,有总比没有好;
  • 一段综合自述;
  • 措辞从招聘启事中学.

稍微讲讲每一点:

1. 在罗列experience的时候,要有details

Resume中会列举工作经历,但除了罗列公司,职位之外,还要讲一讲在公司做过什么事情。

2. 技能列表,有总比没有好

很多resume多会写一个skill列表,把自己的各种技能罗列出来。虽然这不是必不可少的部分,但是也许会有意想不到的效果。

3. 一段综合自述

一段综合自述会helpful,简单总结自己,面试官不看其他内容,就能把你了解个大概。

4. 措辞从招聘启事中学

在写简历的时候如何显得professional?在招聘启事的description里找找,你会发现很多专业的说法,抄之。

那么,除了这些内容,有一个方面我想补充讲讲,就是关于如何在面试中present你的project。 (点此继续阅读)

主题:UX Job Hunting 经验分享

时间:【USA时间2014年4月27日(周日),东部15:00——16:30,西部 12:00——13:30

地点: 线上远程视频会议GoToWebnair

主办: UXRen北美分舵

组织人:大龙,Why,Yi

 

分享嘉宾:

  • 顾远,MicroStrategy Senior UX Designer

 

活动总结:

  • UXRen北美分舵第一次线上活动圆满结束,感谢所有同学的参与和支持。
  • 本次活动由MicroStrategy Senior UX Designer 顾远前辈为我们分享他作为面试官在UX工作申请与面试中的经验与建议(包括如何准备作品集、面试等等)。
  • 后续我们还会有更多涵盖内容更丰富的交流活动,甚至还有线下活动哦!
  • 上面分享的视频是这次线上分享活动的实况视频,时间长达一个半小时,没有参加现场活动的话可以打开看一看听一听,再次感谢来自MicroStrategy的顾远前辈的倾情分享。

 

加入UXRen北美分舵:

  • UXRen北美分舵Facebook Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/uxren/

 

备注:

  • 非常感谢Spell提供的网上会议工具GoToWebnair

 

【2014年5月7日】交流会详细总结报告

一、序言

翘回首,2014年2月25日18:40:28,在UXRen分舵QQ群,“北美分舵!”,当时总舵似乎只有我一个在北美学习HCI/UX的人,至少只有我一个冒泡的,我就这么申请了这个如此庞大区域的分舵舵主,后来牛师兄帮着建了QQ群,后来大龙师兄建了fb主页以及fb group,后来我们有了微信群,后来在短短一个月之内,微信群爆满,googlesheet的联系表也已经有将近90个同学填写,谁曾想到呢?如今,我们真的如此庞大了,感觉就像是在这一片广阔的既熟悉又陌生的大地上,找到了属于自己的一块土地,真的,就像是有了个“家”,我们怀踹着同样的对UX的热情,我们有着同样的一路的坚持与奋斗,我们也都心系远方的家,一点点的互助与温暖,一点点的关心与分享,就足以寄予我们足够强大的力量,在这片熟悉又陌生的大地上,在这块属于我们的土地上,耕种同样的梦想。

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作为UX专业人士,我们时常和我们的利益相关者一起进行设计活动。这些利益相关者包括内部成员和处于外部的客户。在这些头脑风暴阶段,参与者能发现并指出整个设计需要改进的地方,从而使所有人的愿景和对项目的预期达成一致。

期间,团队会产生基于白纸或白板草绘的各种概念。这些概念的东西让我们能从一万英尺高的视角查看逐渐明朗的设计,但是我却认为其中的劣势在于,不能将设计的各个片段以整体的形式呈现,因为他们限制了参与者们将交互行为和系统流程进行可视化。这里就是“可点击式产品原型”的切入点。

本文会介绍iPhone上的“可点击式产品原型”工具——POP(在纸上做原型)。我的目的是介绍这个工具,分享我做原型的经验,以及讨论下其他的一些同类应用。为了讲解这个app的功能,我虚构了一个简单的手机端新闻网站在线体验。让我们来探索POP吧!

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What is the most relevant content for visitors?

If you have your own website, you must want to know where, how and what people are looking at when they were browsing your website. Google Analytics is a great tool to monitor your website in over all. You can find different data indicates how many visitors has opened your website from where and how.

However, you don’t know how people read your content on every single page.

Mouseflow helps you understand your visitors.

Mouseflow is an online service that connect to your own website. It records cursor’s movement when someone is browsing your website. You can replay the recording from Mouseflow’s dashboard. You will see how visitors walking around in your website. This is a good way to observing visitors’ behavior.

Heat-map is very useful.

You can also analyze every single page by looking at heat-maps. By analyzing the maps, it can tell what kind of content is attractive to your visitors. And also you may find what content is boring that nobody cares.

My thanks to Jason Liu for introducing me a very useful tool: Mouseflow.

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After getting a lot of complaining about my old domain Yiiiiii.com, I got new domain and new design for portfolio website.

Actually it is my 4th or maybe 5th domain since I started to build my own website. It used to be designbyyi.com, yiayiayi.com, yiiiiii.com, and maybe another one I can’t remember. I was planing to get a domain like yiliu.com, yidesign.com or yi-design.com, but they had been taken already. This time, I finally decide to use yiliudesign.com since it is not bad and available at this point. This is my new domain, and it is going to be a really long term used domain in the future since it is the best one I could have at this point. It is typical for a portfolio website.

I was not interested in yiliudesign.com at first, because it is not attractive. Western people are not familiar with yiliu, which is my name. But I suddenly found yiliudesign.com is awesome. Despite it is my name, yiliu also sounds like “first-class” or “Yi’s genre” in Chinese. So it is kind of metaphor of that my design is a first-class genre. That is what I hope.

What is good design for portfolio?

New design for portfolio website has been established at the same time. As a designer, it is very easy to hate my own works after a period of time. I feel bad about my every portfolio website design weeks later after I made it. I’m not sure it is about aesthetic fatigue or unsuccessful design. There is a truth that I never feel boring about successful commercial website like apple.com, so I assume that my design is not comfortable enough to watch several times a day. Good web design should be simple and, at the same time, durable.

Good design always looks easy.

Maybe next step is learn how to make WordPress theme.

  “Territories Series: Harper” was taken by French photographer Pierre Gonnord in 2012. A white young woman, whose name is Harper, is the subject matter in this portrait photography. She looks calm and peaceful in the middle of bright white light and dark black background. Through facial expression, body language, and dressing style, the details tell the story that Harper is a well-educated middle school good student coming from a middle class family.

  The subject matter named Harper is registered in the center of print. She has long blond hair with ambiguous centre parting and ponytail. Her face slightly marked with freckles, especially the area around nose bridge and both cheekbones. She presents a neutral facial expression with no make up on her face. Sun spots are also visible as brown color under her neck and around her shoulders. Her body is positioned at an angle between front and sideway. Her left shoulder is on the foreground. Face is turned slightly to her left to look at the lens. She wears a sleeveless dress colored with light pink,which is close to her skin color. Miner wrinkled decoration walks around neckline over her bosomy chest. Massive bright light pours onto her body. Lighting equipment is reflected in her eyes. Dark black background has been used in the scene.
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Mentor program “Shark Tank” 是SCAD设计系的老师和学生一起开办的一个帮助人们训练design thinking的机构。 他们的网站是 http://voltacollaborative.com/ ,进去发现一个人一天一次workshop的培训费是$500美金,当时就跪了。刚刚在系馆参加完这次workshop的第一次pitch回来,感觉还不错。这是一个关于创意创业的workshop。

这次的mentor program是在设计系学生里通过教授推荐的形式,选拔出来22个projects进行为期一年的mentor workshop。每个人在下周五要准备好一个5分钟的presentation,向场下在座的mentor,也就是一些有经验的ex-ceo,进行简短的宣讲,介绍自己的产品。之后会有一个小时的saloon时间与mentor面对面交流。mentor和我们mentee会后都要列出最感兴趣的3个projects或mentors。如果配对成功,mentor与我们mentee将会进行最多长达一年的辅导,mentor帮助我们获得任何需要并可得的资源,包括人脉,咨询,策划,投资等。

下午参加的pitch除了介绍voltacollaborative之外,简单讲解了5分钟presentation的构成和要点,并派发了模板让我们对号入座。试着将我的project套进模板,但是发现其实很有难度。由于我的idea太多太杂,想要将其压缩至5分钟并表达清楚明了,其实非常有难度。这需要我进行高度的提纯,将最核心关键的信息,直接传达出来。这次的presentation非常关键,直接决定会不会有mentor对我感兴趣并继续合作下去。展示用的poster也提供了模板,我们只需直接套用装裱,届时悬挂于saloon与mentor交流之用。当天要表现的professional所以衬衫或西装是有必要的。要整起来。

这次的机会很难得,是一次跟real world business接轨的workshop,很高兴能被选中参与这次活动,希望我的idea最后能开花结果。

算起来到美国留学也差不多一年半了,真正学习专业课也学了快一年。

大学本科在国内读的是一本工科院校机械学院下面的工业设计专业,在学校是个小专业,并没有得到什么重视,系里的老师教授有许多都是机械制造背景转过来的。本身工业设计教育在国内就是起步不久,在一个我的学校在工业设计方面也不是很好,再者自己也不够努力,所以大学四年回顾起来好像什么都没有学到。

当然,也不能全盘否定大学四年的时光。在老师的带领下,还是自学了一些东西的,例如各种软件。手绘由于自己太懒,基本没画过。设计方法和思维方法,就基本没怎么研究过了,老师也没教什么。

但是来了美国在SCAD读工业设计的研究生,特别是这个学期,感觉学了好些以前没涉猎过的知识。例如ethnography,这是个翻译成中文我都不知道啥玩意的东西,官方翻译叫“民族志”。是研究特定人类族群的一种方法。这个学期,我拿了一门学习research方法的课程,就在学习这个所谓的“民族志”。里面涉及了很多概念,思想,包括方法,都是以前没听说过,或者没实践过的。

另外,跟着专业老资历Bob,也学了许多专业知识。例如怎样diagramming,怎么快速进行visual communication等等。课件还会偶尔学到一些在未来商业活动的可以注意或使用的小技巧和小伎俩。这对于未来的踏入商业环境是很有益处的。

如果可能的话,下学期我会修一门interaction的课程。这是社会大趋势,不能落伍了。

night和evening的区别

night和evening都是指夜晚的意思,但是night和evening明明是两个不一样的单词,那么night和evening到底有什么不同呢?

今晚洗澡的时候胡思乱想,突然想到这么一个问题,决定研究一下。

首先在爱词霸iciba查询了night和evening的汉语解释。

night

n.

evening

n.

  从汉语意思的解释上看,night是晚上,而evening是傍晚,黄昏。night在时间线上比evening晚。但是学习英语依靠英汉词典是非常不靠谱的事情,英英词典才能更好的领会单词真实的含义。

night

    the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside

evening

    1. the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall);
    2. the early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in a special way;

  可以看到,night的意思指的是从日落到日出这一整段“黑暗期”。而evening的意思指的是天色变暗开始到黄昏,或者晚饭到上床睡觉这一段“夜晚活动时间。

举个例子

  我们通过体会Good night和Good evening的区别,来理解night和evening的区别。Good night往往是睡觉之前道晚安的时候说的。Good evening往往是晚上活动期间人们问好时候用的。再举个例子,ONS,one night stand,一夜情,用的是night,说明是一整晚的事情,night指的是一整个晚上。再比如,节目预告,This evening,9p.m,电视节目是在晚间睡觉之前的活动时间,说明evening指的是晚饭到睡觉之前的夜晚活动时间。
  总结:night和evening的区别是明显的,不能乱用。