Mentor and Motivate! UX-LING CORNER was founded by two, passionate ‘UX-SWANS’, who want to make life easier for newbies (UX-LINGS) in the field.
We strongly believe that the UX industry can only benefit from having professionals who derive from a diverse and varied background and new minds are very much needed. Put simply, too much emphasis is put on past career choices and too little on the person, passion and talent. The UX-LING CORNER offers support, mentorship and where possible practical experience. Something that both founders could have benefited from when they both started out several years ago.
“In my search for a job after university, the help and advice I received from UX professionals was invaluable. To now have a network of people dedicated to helping UX-LINGS is amazing. It’s a fantastic industry to work in so it’s good to help more people break into it.”
“The process of UX is mostly unclear in the market. Through this group, we can achieve several benefits such as: spreading information about UX and it’s importance, training, discussions about tools used in the process and even hiring a group member for a gig. The possibilities are limitless!”
“The idea behind this group is to allow members to share their ideas and what they’ve learnt about user experience and user research. It can also be used to gather opinions and guidance on questions members may face in their projects and careers.”
“Having a mix of both UX-LINGS and UX-SWANS gives the opportunity for the newbies to get in touch with the experts of this field. It helps the UX-LINGS to get their heads around the concept and prepare for positions in this field. I think UX-LING CORNER is the perfect platform for all to share and learn.”
“UX is such an exciting career to be working in – but it can be challenging to break into a discipline that is already seething with talent. I know this from personal experience, and I wish that UX-LING CORNER had been around when I was a UX-LING! It’s such a great idea and I look forward to offering my support.”
“This is the place where we Swans can give back to the industry we love, to help those UX-lings who don’t have mentors or don’t even know where to begin to find their wings. Leah and Enor have created this place because they, like me are UX driven, we’ve got the scars and mileage and the history to prove it”