Things my mentees ask me in office hours:
• Industry experience 🙏
Coming from a visual communication design background, they were interested to know how I paved my way into Interaction and User Experience Design, and how to think about user-centered considerations in both design disciplines.
• Multidisciplinary design 🙌
Having experience in branding, motion, interface/web, and exhibition design, they were interested to learn tools and tips for project visual refinement.
• Portfolio/resume reviews ✏️
Most are interested in getting feedback and critique on UX/UI systems thinking and visually refining the storytelling process of their portfolios through in-depth narratives, user flows, and prototyping.
• Accessibility design 👋
As a previous Inclusive Experience Design Intern at Airbnb, my mentees were interested to hear about my experience learning about inclusive design principles in digital accessibility to accommodate for a range of users, such as giving multiple affordances and adding layers of user interaction.
• How to network well 🤝
Network is key in the design industry. My mentees were interested to know how to respond better to behavioral questions in network/interview settings, as well as building rapport through conversations.