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Cory Lebson is a LinkedIn Learning instructor for five courses:

Planning a Career in User Experience

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User experience is a rewarding career. Successful UX professionals can improve technology so that it is more efficient, effective, and satisfying for those that use it. But where does a career in UX start?

In this course, UX expert Cory Lebson breaks down the sub-disciplines of user experience (the trifecta of design, research, and strategy), so you can learn about the different jobs that align with your strengths and passions. Cory helps you understand job responsibilities as well as the benefits of working full-time for a company vs. consulting or freelancing. With his guidance, you can create a more compelling resume and portfolio package and make sure that you properly brand yourself as a UX professional.

This course offers focused career advice for job seekers, tips for recruiters and employers who want to better understand UX, and a necessary framework for grad/undergrad students exploring the next step in their career. Along the way, Cory highlights training in the library to build specific UX skills.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is UX?
  • Should you be a UX generalist or a specialist?
  • Available UX career types: design, research, and strategy
  • Working in-house, consulting, or freelancing
  • Telling a story with a portfolio and resume
  • Working with recruiters

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Freelancing and Consulting in User Experience

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Freelancing provides you with the freedom to choose your clients and UX projects, and—as you enjoy this increased flexibility—it can potentially help you increase your earnings as well. In this course, join Cory Lebson as he takes you through the ins and outs of becoming a successful user experience freelancer. He provides a brief introduction to life as a UX freelancer, and shares tips and tricks for maintaining a successful independent UX career.

Learning Objectives:

  • Traits of successful freelancers
  • Specializing as a freelancer
  • Transitioning to freelance work
  • Searching for your first freelance gig
  • Starting as a UX freelancer when you’re just out of college
  • Finding out what life is like as a freelancer
  • UX branding and networking for success
  • Advertising your services
  • Learning what companies are looking for in a UX freelancer

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Strategies for Successful UX Freelancers

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How can you be a successful UX freelancer? This course provides guidance to both experienced freelancers and those who have recently entered the world of freelancing, helping you to scale up your projects and clients. Cory Lebson explains what critical skills can enhance your workflow and help make you more successful. He discusses how to manage your workload, keep your pipeline full, and reliably produce high-quality deliverables as you effectively work with stakeholders and extended teams.

Learning Objectives:

  • Managing your freelance workload
  • Keeping your freelance pipeline full
  • Letting go of perfectionism
  • Subcontracting
  • Working with primary and extended stakeholders
  • Tips for balancing stakeholder needs
  • Working with freelancers as a UX manager or project manager

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Hiring and Managing UX Professionals

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UX professionals help shape your product into something your users will love. You need people with the creative skills to meet your business goals. But how do you determine which UX skills your team needs—design, research, or strategy? And how can you tell if a freelancer, full-time employee, or design agency would be the best fit? Whether your team needs to recruit more UX talent—or you want to better support the team you already have—this course can help. Join Cory Lebson as he provides a holistic take on hiring, contracting, and retaining UX professionals. Learn about the different specialties within UX, how to determine what kind of help you need, and how to find that help. Plus, get strategies for cultivating a work environment where creatives can thrive.

Learning Objectives:

  • UX design, research, and strategy jobs
  • Determining which skills you need on your team
  • Finding employees, contractors, and agencies
  • Assessing talent to fill UX job openings at your company
  • Evaluating a candidate’s user experience credibility
  • Working efficiently with consultants
  • Managing a staff of creatives

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Empathy In UX Design

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Learn about how to build your empathy skills and create a culture of empathy that enhances user experience and promotes product success. Author Cory Lebson starts by defining empathy and explores how it can help UX professionals, designers, and researchers understand customers’ needs and goals. He moves on to explain how empathy skills can be developed and discusses how to foster empathy and engage stakeholders with empathetic storytelling through the project lifecycle. Cory also covers why empathy is critical for effective user research and design, how to manage difficult emotions while remaining empathetic, and how to be an empathy advocate.

Learning Objectives:

  • Empathy and user experience
  • Building personal empathy
  • Dealing with the pain of empathy
  • Empathy in UX research
  • Storytelling with research findings
  • Choosing methods to tell a story
  • Empathy for career success
  • Designing and delivering empathy

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