When I started mentoring for DesignLab
-one of the most advanced academies in UX Design
, I discovered the great potential that this kind of work can have in students, and how fast get them to advance
Nowadays, User Experience Design is everywhere. Back in 2008 when I first started, it was pretty difficult to find any kind of material that apply to this newly created field.
Luckily, times had change for the best. But with change comes a lot of struggle in the apprenticeship stage.
See, the thing is that we can always check YouTube for explaining videos.
We can even buy some courses on Lynda or Udemy... We may go the next mile and invest more than $30,000 to assist to a full-stack course, like the ones that Stanford and Google provide.
But none of those guarantee that you’ll have a mentor, which works with you one-on-one and gives you the right tools, at the right time, for your career development.