User Experience Careers Report (NN Group)

https://www.nngroup.com/reports/user-experience-careers/ Link to 90-page report This 90-page report explores what a UX career looks like today, including what UX professionals make of it, and how best to get a job in the field. The 2nd edition is based on several research studies carried out in 2019, with responses from 722 UX professionals around the world. This report features a discussion of specialization in the UX...

Towards Professionalization in an Online Community of Emerging Occupation (Kou & Gray)

Kou, Yubo, and Colin M. Gray. “Towards Professionalization in an Online Community of Emerging Occupation.” Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on Supporting Groupwork – GROUP 18, Jan. 2018, pp. 322–334., doi:10.1145/3148330.3148352. May 3, 2020 This article defines UX practitioners as an emerging occupation through case study analysis in an online community. Abstract “but these occupations lack clear boundaries and...

Virtual Communities – Part 3: Development of Virtual Communities (Leimeister, Rajagopalan)

Chapter 9: Design Considerations for Virtual Communities (132) Balaji Rajagopalan May 3, 2020 Uses Ridings et al.’s (2002) definition of virtual communities:“A virtual community is a group of people with a common interest or purpose who communicate online in an organized, sustained way” There is expectation to gain something by joining a VC VCs can be classified as production based...

Chapter 3: Sense of Communities in Virtual Environments

By Dana Rotman and Philip Fei Wu April 23, 2020 “Sense of Community” (SoC) is differentiated from “just community” Five elements of SoC: Common domain of interest Continuous interaction Emotional support Shared history and culture Virtually constructed identity SoC = ” a feeling of attachment to a location-based human community” (social psychology) SoCs in VCs in particular is examined in...