- Artwork by Eli Jorgensen
Jessica Ivins schools us on the critical value of a growth mindset in UX Design. She teaches us how to learn how to learn. She enlightens us as to why it’s always better to generalize before specializing. She reminds us introverts that we can only truly succeed by extroverting. She also reveals how the best tool recommendations can only come when it’s clear what one is trying to learn.
Jessica Ivins is a user experience (UX) designer and faculty member at Center Centre, the UX design school in Chattanooga, TN, where she prepares students to be industry-ready UX designers.
Jessica dedicates much of her time to the UX community. She founded the Chattanooga UX Design Meetup, the first community organization for UX design in Chattanooga. She speaks internationally at conferences such as SXSW, Midwest UX, IA Summit, and UX Cambridge (UK). She publishes UX articles on her blog and on Medium. She’s also a voracious reader of design books, business books, and novels.
Before joining Center Centre, Jessica worked in the Philadelphia area as a senior experience designer at Happy Cog and the lead UX designer at AWeber. While in Philadelphia, she spoke at dozens of meetups and local events. She taught classes for Girl Develop It, led UX Book Club, and served on the board of Philadelphia’s UX community, PhillyCHI.
Fun fact: She’s loved unicorns since she was a small child, long before they were hipster cool. 🙂
- Personal Passions (5:18)
- Origin Story (6:28)
- Biggest Failure (12:52)
- Introvert or Extrovert (17:10)
- Awkward Testing Story (18:30)
- Design Superpower (24:46)
- Design Kryptonite (31:14)
- Secret Identity (33:09)
- Fights for Users (34:41)
- Habit of Success (35:27)
- Best Tips (37:15)
- Invincible Resource (42:10)
- Generalize Vs Specialize (44:18)
- Recommended Book (47:36)
- Your Why (51:57)
- Best Advice (53:13)