UX Ladder was a moderated Q&A session which was built based on the questions asked in the chat at the conf and responses the panelists gave. It was very candid and highly impromptu.
Over an hour of candid convo we had 8 design leaders take the stage to answer questions about jobs, design roles, hiring, design education, design scene in India and lot more. So hard to summarise the session - multiple perspectives, wide range of topics up for discussion, tough questions, to the point answers, food for thought and the discussion just kept building and building up…
First to come in were Gaurav from Myntra & Rohan from Freshworks they were hosted by Ranjeeth. Next were Shayak from Vedantu & Shrikanth from Barclay’s also hosted by Ranjeeth.
Next - I was up to host Pudi from Airmeet & Zeenal from Ajio, last to take stage were Ranjeeth from Informatica and Ameya from Servicenow.
A few take aways for me were the need for quality design education, to not discredit visual designers (Not sure why folks do this! Unacceptable), transitioning from Industrial design to UX, need for a solid foundation, focus on learning by doing not just the use of tools, making the move to managerial positions, leadership, quality of design in portfolios, designer’s resumes, creativity, showcasing interesting processes and bold ideas in portfolios. As I said before the discussions were on so many things and what amazing responses we got! Surely a thing I don’t mind spending my Saturday evenings on. Glad to have about 900 other folks attending the conference who I am sure felt the same!
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