Jul 16, 2018Myself Ashish !!
At St. Angloes , I was initially pursuing a BCA. However, within two years, I discovered that it wasn’t the right fit for me. I knew there was something else I really wanted to do with my life. Therefore, I decided to take job which was offered by AVNBiz (while my graduation).
In AVNBiz, I wasn’t yet into UI/UX design. Actually, I didn’t even know much about these fields and completely didn’t think I would end up in the Design industry.
During this time, one of my senior from the AVNBiz came for a training session and we were able to catch up. That’s when he suggested that I take a look at HCI(human-computer interaction) and UX. As soon as I researched the field, I instantly knew that it was something I really wanted to take a deeper dive in.
To be honest, when I first got my feet into the world of design and tech, I met a lot of people and some of the conversations were around famous people with names that I’ve never heard of. Since I didn’t have any background knowledge and was busy focusing on learning the tools and practicing, I really didn’t care about who to follow or get inspired by. To be more specific, at the time, I was most likely to get inspired by the good-looking designs rather than to research the person who made it.
I truly wish I had more hours in my day
Long story short, that’s when I started to teach myself how to design, code and learn about the design and tech industry. Self-teaching sounds like an easy word, but I hardly slept for those few months before the Master’s program, not only because I felt so behind, but also because I was passionate and fascinated with it. The journey was just a series of steps — jumping one stepping stone at a time.
Lastly, I would stress that design isn’t just a final product where everything looks nice and cool. Instead there is a lot of thought and collaboration continuously happening between engineers, designers, researchers, product managers and other team members to better the product.