Design Feeling
Design Feeling
Mar 3, 2022
Cory Lebson on the mid-career crisis for UXers, pressure of having to make a difference and letting go of control
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#007 - Many think UX is something new but it’s not. A lot of UXers have been working in the industry for decades now and starting to experience a mid-career crisis. In this episode, user researcher and author of the UX Careers Handbook, Cory Lebson, shares his honest stories of experiencing the mid-career crisis and how he handled it. We also talk about using biometrics to learn about your own emotions and better manage the external triggers that could affect you. Cory also shares his advice for letting go of the pressure of having to make a difference and separating your identity from your work.

In this episode:

  • Being in touch with your feelings with biometrics
  • Speaking up to clients honestly about what's causing you stress
  • Letting go of the pressure of having to make a difference
  • Knowing what’s under your control and what’s not
  • Finding your UX support community
  • Value of having patience in your career
  • The future of UX
  • Cory’s book ‘The UX Careers Handbook’


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