UX has been something more and more requested by businesses, and it isn’t a surprise why they do so. Netflix, Pinterest, and Slack are some of the companies that proved how much of a difference UX could make in a company’s revenue and overall brand loyalty.
Lately, I’ve been feeling low on motivation, continually self-doubting myself and feeling like an imposter.
But as I have told you before, I decided to do something about it. Besides forcing myself to break out of apathy and write more blog posts’ ideas, I also bought a couple of books that were on my wishlist for some time. And believe it or not, these helped me out immensely so maybe they will help you too.
I discovered Invision when I was in my last year of University. I needed a tool that would allow me to test a medium-fi prototype and preferably, a free one. Invision was the ideal choice, and to this day it remains the first tool that comes to my mind in these situations.
But since that period, Invision became much more than a mere online tool to prototype; it became a company that understands and supports designers and design practitioners.
I’m at that point in my career where I have mixed feelings about being the only designer in my company: most of the days I love it, but sometimes I feel like an imposter. It might look like I have everything under control, but in reality, I feel like I’m constantly failing and every new task leaves me more anxious. There are times where it gets so bad that I even question if I really should be doing this, especially without “proper” design education.
Can I call myself a designer? Based on which criteria?
We have a popular saying in Portuguese that can be translated into something like: you don’t change a winning team (“em equipa vencedora não se mexe”). That is, unless, of course, you’re Ogilvy & Mather. In that case, you tear it down until it’s better than it was.