MASTER SERIES TO GAIN UX MASTERY / S01-E06
In this episode, we bring to you Sudhir Mor who is the co-founder of Design Shift- a UX School in Bangalore.
Sudhir shares his incredible and inspiring design journey with us. Sudhir is extremely driven to learn and share User Experience and yet is extremely humble.
He is empowering his students with not just conventional design skills but also giving them exposure to different industries, businesses, and technology. His perspective on design education is very unconventional and practical.
You may not want to miss this episode if you are struggling with how to create a perfect portfolio, as he shares some awesome tips on that too.
Join us and learn from him why reading is extremely important for UX designers, why designers should also have a business mindset, how to create an amazing portfolio, learning from rejections and why we should see research as applied research.
TIMESTAMPS QUOTES BOOKS/BLOG ABOUT COMMENTS
|[09:17]||How understanding Business and Psychology is essential in UX?|
|[11:00]||Which is better -Formal education or an internship/self-learning?|
|[13:19]||How to decide if UX is the right career for someone or not?|
|[16:30]||How to start learning about UX?|
|[19:58]||Things that designers should avoid yearly in their career?|
|[28:31]||Why a UX Designer should focus on choosing an industry as well?|
|[35:29]||How should a portfolio look like if you don’t have any design experience?|
|[37:55]||Ways to get feedback on an interview someone got rejected in?|
|[40:57]||What are the skills someone should focus on?|
- Every opportunity brings their own challenges with it.
- It’s not just about the product, it’s about how people are going to perceive it.
- UX is not about design only, It’s about solving a problem.
- Maybe you failed today, but you’ll learn over a period of time and develop yourself.
- I have seen a lot of designers who say that I have really amazing skills but they don’t read and you need to have a lot of broader understanding when it comes to UX.
Co-founder of Design Shift
Sudhir Mor is the co-founder of Design Shift – a UX training institute. He is also a regular speaker at various design events and is a mentor to many startups.
A postgraduate in Product Design from the very reputed National Institute of Design in India, Sudhir has been an achiever from the very start.
He designed India’s first connected Water ATM called Sarvajal Water ATM and was also the founder of deLab. From designing physical products to IOT, Sudhir successfully transitioned into designing digital interfaces and has worked with some of the best names in the industry including IKEA, Phillips, HP, Bajaj Allianz, Qatar Healthcare, Home Depot, Target, Deloitte Digital and Honeywell.He is obsessed with the why behind everything and this is something that has helped him design successful solutions.
While hiring for UX designers for their respective organization, Sudhir and his wife Preeti, who is also a UX professional, was not happy by the lack of quality education in UX.
But instead of cribbing about it, they took the matter in their own hands and decided to start teaching UX.
They started with a Facebook Post and taught the first batch for free from their own home. Their training institute today is formally known as Design Shift and after almost a year, they have a lot of success stories to share.
Instead of relaxing on the weekends, Sudhir chose to teach aspiring designers. His focus is not just teaching his students the tools but also on giving them industrial exposure, communication skills and strategy to make a successful career.
All about learning, sharing and growing as a community, Sudhir is extremely humble and very driven towards providing best UX education to designers.
14 March 2019, 60 minutes
In this interview, we are interviewing the legendary Joe Natoli. We start with learning from Joe about how to gain rapport with the stakeholders and then design products that sell. Joe has an extremely open mindset and his advice on why designers need to step up the game instead of waiting for the permissions is extremely powerful.
7 March 2019, 50 minutes
In this episode UX mentor Preeti Sheokand sits with us and shares how she transitioned from being a scientist to a UX designer successfully. She shares why defining what User Experience means is the most important question that one must answer to create a meaningful UX career. Preeti also shares framework to critically evaluate the designs. Preeti also shares the inspiring story of her design school – Design Shift and how she is designing a unique curriculum for every aspiring UX designer.
28 February 2019, 55 minutes
In this episode we sit with Karthi Subbaraman, the founder and Chief Design Officer at Xperian School. Karthi brings with her a wealth of new insights and perspectives that force us to look beyond design in the context of just interfaces and products. Karthi has learned and taught how to use the design principles for not just designing products but for designing your body, life and even death. She asks some really uncomfortable questions which will make you look harder at your own life and choices you make. Karthi also tells us why designers should embrace business mindset and how they can do so. She defines designers as “sense makers”.
21 February 2019, 40 minutes
In this episode we talk UX designer and mentor Amit Patel. With no formal degree in design, Amit went on and learned UX by talking to users, businesses and doing a lot of work. He shares with us how asking right set of questions can be a game changer. He talks about the things he is teaching his students at his design school – Experience Haus. Amit focusses a lot of attention on the art of storytelling and shares a practical framework to design a story for your product.
16 February 2019, 55 minutes
In this episode, we bring to you Sudhir Mor who is the co-founder of Design Shift- a UX School in Banglore. Sudhir shares his incredible and inspiring design journey with us. He is empowering his students with not just conventional design skills but also giving them exposure to different industries, businesses, and technology. His perspective on design education is very unconventional and practical. You may not want to miss this episode if you are struggling with how to create a perfect portfolio, as he shares some awesome tips on that too.
Episode 5: How to bring visibility to UX research in your organization | Upasna Bhandari
7 February 2019, 60 minutes
In this episode UX researcher Upasna Bhandari shares with us how she used her extreme academic research skills and implemented them in one of the best startup of Singapore. Unlike typical research studies which can be months long, Upasna is setting up agile research processes which are more suited for fast paced startups. While she is doing it she is making sure she is training the stakeholders and her teammates within her organization in user research.
2 February 2019, 45 minutes
In this episode, we sit down with Paul and learn how to think beyond the default path. He shares why winning the prestige bingo is not the only way to succeed and tying self-worth to money is a bad strategy. He teaches some tactical strategies and questions that can help you create a powerful personal story.
26 January 2019, 48 minutes
In this episode, Menaka shares with us the lessons from her very successful UX career. Having worked in diverse industries and organizations, Menaka shares some of the most practical ways to create a rewarding UX career even when you don’t know where to start.
17 January 2019, 50 minutes
In this episode, Markus Hofman tells us why designers should master empathy for their users as well as for their own organization. Working very closely with the business stakeholders as well as end users, Markus offers a different perspective on how to contribute better as a designer.
7 January 2019, 60 minutes
In this interview, Xavier shares with us how he successfully transitioned from Graphic Designing to User Experience Design. A successful design entrepreneur with a deep interest in music and martial arts, Xavier shares how education is not a one-time event that stops at a degree but it is something you do for your lifetime. He further discusses how did he start his company, how they navigated the challenges of the remote work and how he has created a solid culture within his company.
In this video, Jake Knapp - the author of NY bestselling book Design Sprint and Make Time tells us why Storytelling is one skill that every designer must master. Jake explains how designers can leverage storytelling to gain empathy with users, share their story internally and build teams and then share their solution with the users.