For the past year, Nora has been working as a freelance UX Designer and Researcher. She's been working as a freelance UX Designer and Researcher for various young to more evolved startups. She reached the decision to get into the field of UX Design by combining her new coding knowledge with her pre-existing skill set.
“I needed to find something where I would be able to use my coding skills, knowledge, and professional background all together. For someone like me with various skills, interests and an elevated need for stimulation, UX Design was the obvious way forward as my wide-ranging experience and knowledge is considered to be a strength in this field. It brings together humanities, social sciences, design, research, and coding too. I feel like SheCodes Plus provided me with a solid base that I'll be able to fall back on for many years to come.”
Her daily tasks span a wide spectrum and depend on the project on which she’s working. Some of her daily tasks include conducting quantitative and qualitative user research, audits, competitive analysis, and usability testing to learn more about the users, along with identifying the biggest usability issues to increase user engagement and retention. She’s also putting her coding knowledge to good use, too. 😏The knowledge she gained in SheCodes has helped her better communicate with developer colleagues and understand the tools she uses. At the moment, she is using a tool called Webflow - a responsive web design tool, CMS, and hosting platform. She's using it to build responsive websites from scratch.
“My coding knowledge helps me to communicate designs to developers, helps me to design better, and it also helps me to understand tools like Webflow, a tool that allows me to design and develop websites for clients completely from scratch.”
Not only is her coding knowledge helpful to her work, it’s also super enjoyable for her. She has plans to create some coding projects on the side in the near future.
“What I like about coding, and about everything that I'm doing professionally these days, is that you can see a direct result and that gives me great satisfaction. I love tweaking, adjusting and playing around with codes, settings, etc. and it provides me with a sense of control and understanding of where I can and want to take a project to."