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Since we are releasing a new product, a typical day would include talking with users who test our software in its trial phase or managing feedback from previous sessions. I have meetings with different parts of the team communicating with the product architect and the business analyst to understand our next move and meetings with the development team to discuss any designs they need more clarity on, their progress or limitations and how we manage them.
The second half of my day would include conceptualising and preparing designs for new features or improvements on the software. This is done through close contact with the product architect and the business analyst to ensure the product team is aligned and that designs are meeting requirements.
I did not think I would be working in technology. I thought that I would be an art therapist or industrial psychologist. As I learned about user experience, I became fascinated with the career path. It was a combination of my two interests: understanding people and their behaviour and creativity.
I don’t consciously consider myself as a ‘woman’ in the tech industry. I think of myself as being in this futuristic space where there is so much opportunity. This is a testament to my personal experiences and the privilege of having both parents educated who constantly instilled confidence in me to stand my ground and participate in opportunities around me.
It is humanistic to believe that dreams and opportunities are out of our reach. Developing confidence in children from a young age helps them value their abilities and strengths to move into industries they can see themselves in. In tech, I would say encouragement begins with awareness of the different fields within the industry. There are so many roles and career paths needed in the industry, each one as important as the next.
Don’t let anyone undermine your reason for being in the field, taking a job, leaving a job or making an informed decision.
Agility and good communication skills.