Episode #19 — Alisa Bacon’s Journey from Math, Philosophy and Teaching to UX Design at Microsoft EDU, and Much More

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What a blast it was to record this episode with Alisa! I hope you guys absolutely love it!

Alisa has an undergraduate degree in math and philosophy and a master’s degree in teaching. Last year Alisa transitioned from teaching to UX design and she’s currently with Microsoft EDU in Seattle working on a really cool OneNote Education product for teachers and students.

We talked about her journey and what she learned along the way. We also discussed why exactly having a mentor (or mentors) from your industry is very important to success.

Alisa also recommended a few resources and books that helped her get started and move forward. The links to all of them are in the episode notes below.

I can’t wait for you guys to listen to this! This is a really awesome episode!

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Notes:

Hexagon UX — UX Mentorship organization
Hacking STEM — Blog of the Hacking STEM team at Microsoft

Books:
Information Architecture
Understanding Context
About Face: Essentials of Interaction Design
Fooled By Randomness
Skin In The Game

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