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D Talks - The Design Podcast

50 EpisodesProduced by Sanjay ReddyWebsite

Welcome to my show!I'm Sanjay Reddy, an engineer turned Designer & Educator. I had a very tough transition to design, spent sleepless nights figuring out how to make my way into design, reached out to many people, visited institutes, spoke to professors and what not. All of that just to know more ab… read more


From Engineering to UX Designer | D Talks with Shriya Salunkhe | UX, Precisely

When one decides to follow their passion, everything else becomes secondary for them. They're focused on what they want to achieve and no hurdle is too big. Such is the story of Shriya Salunkhe. Shriya failed in many subjects in engineering and was clueless about what to do in life until she fell in love with UX.  The amount of work she had put in to learn about UX over the years eventually landed her a job. She is now working as an Associate UX Designer at Precisely.  Shriya talks about how she worked really hard to overcome the challenges she had faced during her journey.  If you have any questions for Shriya, mention them in the comments below.   

00:00 - Introduction  

01:52 - Design Thinking: How did it change her perspective 

04:12 - Transitioning from Engineering with backlogs to Design 

08:16 - The first introduction to UX/UI designing  

11:40 - Convincing Parents/Friends - Clarity in your thoughts is the key 

16:14 - UX designer position from an engineering college.  

19:36 - Engineering: Backlogs | Mental Pressure 

28:30 - First Job as a UX designer  

32:50 - Design feedbacks 

41:05 - 2nd Job and Selection Process 

47:30 - Hiring process in the industry 

49:26 - Things Shriya would've done differently 

52:56 - Importance of Formal Design Education  

56:52 - Writing my SOP 

59:50 - Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences 

1:00:03 - Professional Certifications  

Host - Sanjay Reddy


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