Velta Azizah Destiana is an Interaction Designer at PigeonLine and User Experience (UX) Engineer at Toptal who is based in Dubai. Previously, she also has experiences as a Software Engineer and User Interface (UI) Architect. Velta graduated from University of Queensland with a degree in Computer Science and specialization in User Experience Design.
In this episode, we chatted with Velta Azizah Destiana, an Interaction Designer at PigeonLine and User Experience (UX) Engineer at Toptal. We talked about her job as an Interaction Designer and UX Engineer and all the cool projects that she’s working on. We also discussed about what’s accessibility and why it’s important to her experiences in working remotely from Dubai.
- Books about User Experience (UX) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
- Google Design Sprints
- UX Case Study
- Curated UX Resources
- Platforms to build online portfolios: Squarespace, Adobe Portfolio, Wix
- Interaction Design Association
- Figma accessibility plugins
- Accessibility - W3C
02:28 - Velta’s introduction
03:30 - Learning about UX in college
05:54 - How she got interested in UX
08:48 - What teams she interacts with as an interaction designer
11:36 - Skills needed
13:08 - Workflow or process
14:20 - Current projects
16:35 - Tools that are used daily
18:27 - Challenges as an interaction designer
20:30 - What is accessibility and why it’s important?
25:25 - If we want to have a career in the same field, what do we need to prepare?
27:15 - Experience in getting her first UX job
28:23 - Communities that Velta joined and the benefits
30:00 - Experience working in four different countries
32:56 - Working remotely
39:24 - Working through Toptal
44:54 - Messages for listeners