33 thoughts on “Reasons not become a ux designer in 2023”

  1. maybe Nicole just wants to decrease the candidate competition by discouraging new candidates from entering the field? 🙂 Abundance mindset works much better for everyone than scarcity mindset 🙂

  2. Things she says are not reasons to not become a UX designer, in my opinion. It's more of the reality which I have expected. Maybe those are pretty shock realities for those who never work or study in tech field and wants to explore UX designer job (or any job in tech field).

    So, this video is a very important awareness for those who have never been in tech field and want to explore it.

  3. I stopped watching this video half way. If anyone is chasing this field only for the money then your mindset will be just as her’s you will become frustrated, angry and disappointed. Collaborating is a crucial part of being a UX designer if you can’t take criticism then this is not the field for you. To be a UX Designer is much more than just designing you have to do a lot more just know what your getting yourself into it’s a lot of work if you enjoy it and can handle it then i would say go for it and don’t give up.

  4. Having just enrolled in a UX course and things I've learnt till now.. helped me notice some things about this video as a potential ui/ux designer in future..
    Few things I would do probably:
    1. Insert in-video captions
    2. More appropriate information architecture
    3. Use of graphics
    4. Use logos of the companies to kind of pop up as you speak
    And may be some more if I put more thought into it. Just to keep my audience hooked.
    Because apparently I can put out my creativity in the video without the restrictions and hurdles a job might come with.

  5. Nicole, I think it´s good to tell people about our experiences and give some advice, but even when something was difficult or disturbing for us, we really can´t imagine what´s it´s going to be in someone else´s shoes. I´d like to express how I felt about this video: I watched until 07min and I couldn´t help shutting that down. I thought to my self: "Maybe, I´ll learn some with her", but then.. you just pointed problems and difficulties. People don´t need to have the same path that you had. Each one is special, each one has it´s possibilities and way to get jobs and make success possible. That was note a tone to talk to anyone, specially if you expect followers. DISAPPOINTING AT ALL!!

  6. Hey Nicole, I am so glad I found you, I am trying to break even into UX this year, and I badly want to leverage my existing experience of 10+ years in communications, website and content management, and digital marketing. Pl would be open to connecting one on one for my resume!! Thanks a lot (I do feel I have done a lot of UX in managing websites as I was always the user POV mediating between stakeholders and developers). I recently did a boot camp to get the knowledge and skillset! hoping to hear back soon 🙂

  7. I'm 54 and my wife and I are VERY worried about our future, gas and food prices rising daily. We have had our savings dwindle with the cost of living into the stratosphere, and we are finding it impossible to replace them. We can get by, but can't seem to get ahead. My condolences to anyone retiring in this crisis, 30 years nonstop just for a crooked system to take all you worked for….

  8. I graduated recently and I've been looking for a job for 2 months and a half now. I started to consider jobs outside of the field at this point. The number of applicants I see on UX, UI Job offers on Indeed and LinkedIn are ridiculous.

  9. ux designer at TPCI- yes UX design is mostly relationship management. this is what makes it so hard. Making a product that is beautiful and intuitive is easy. convincing people its the right answer and can be built while maintaining civil relationships is the hardest part.

  10. Please don’t watch this, it’s very negative, especially for beginners. I can’t reach out to you, I already have a headache watching. Please change your title(Things to look out for). Manage your emotions, you are discouraging passionate newbies.

  11. I think the video should not be titled “Reasons not to become a UX designer”, rather it should be “What really is to be a UX designer”. What you're saying is super real, but it's part of the true role of a web designer, and it's what nobody often tells you in bootcamps or in a specialization, as in many other careers. I think that an essential part of a UX designer is that he understands that his work is intrinsically related to technology, therefore, with programming languages and software logic. Without that understanding it is foolish to start in this industry. It's like wanting to be a doctor, but being afraid of blood.

  12. What kind of percentage raise do you think a company should offer to make it worth continuing to work for them instead going somewhere else for a potentially higher salary?

  13. can you make a video about your first UX job and how it shaped you as a designer, as well as what you learned from it? i can't seem to find much content on when you ACTUALLY land the first job, only videos on tips to land one… if you have any resources/videos i feel like that would be really beneficial for those of us who are just starting out at our first official job!

  14. Are you still accepting coaching requests? I’ve been working Client Services in Finance for the last 2 years and would really appreciate any advice on how to make the UX/UI transition the right way.

  15. Nicole, I couldn’t agree more. As a senior ux designer and BA analyst… the best way to break into the business is to get certified in BA analytics and promote yourself as a UX designer with BA experience. I’m honestly considering transitioning to BA or cybersecurity. UX is difficult mainly because you need creativity, technical knowledge and business skills. All the jobs I get are Power BI roles in finance and government. Well paid and I wouldn’t bother with eCommerce or any other industries.

  16. I think lot of this is ? if you work at a company that doesn't have UX maturity. It's a stressful job when you're working with people who don't understand UX and aren't actively think about users. It's even worse when design and research is structured under Product. There's literally no one who can vouch for your field.

    My UX design colleagues seem to be pulling out their hair as much as I do. ?

    My UX design partners face so much back and forth there is between them, their manager, PMs and leadership and how sometimes it comes down to leadership decisions.

    I've also worked at companies that have a good UX maturity, the designers seems less stressed, but depends on the PM they work with, but leadership will always win if they have a vision for the business.

  17. If there is something I have realized in my short career as a UX designer is that we try to propose a solution to many people's digital problems, but no two people are the same so there is no such solution, it's like trying to cover the sun with your hand to empathize with everyone. That's why I have my doubts about what we designers do. And many of the digital products are focused on one thing only, the purchase conversion. In the end everything is focused on a business need rather than helping the user. Thanks for your video!

  18. Every career or job has its cons. If you are passionate about it, you will be okay. Teachers make less than a UX designer, and some people complain about the career and people who are incredibly passionate about what they do, and t he cons won't matter as much. No job will be easy. You have to work.

  19. I think the hardest part of the job is not get salary you expected. But finding the problem that fit with your solution. Because if you don’t know how to find it will be harder.

    Hey Nicole Franq, If you want partner up with me I’m hype. I have a design, half finish prototype. If you want collaboration or give your time for an opinion for my project let me know. I’m planning starting global business soon I’m ready if you interested.

  20. Damn, the way you put it.. you look depressed af working at your job or just being in the field generally.. its definitely written all over your face. i was happy.. but thanks to you, the joy is now gone. thanks for your honest review.. hope mines is received the same. cheers!

  21. Describing something as "difficult" doesn't really inform us of anything. What looks difficult for you, doesn't necessarily look difficult for someone else. What would've been more helpful, is if you provided statistics on the number of jobs available, the regions where those jobs are available, the number of applicants, the number of interviews taking place, the number of people entering the industry, at what rate…

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