“A Great Place To Start”
Ninja Van employee Bryan Loo was one of the participants of the Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) Digital Design. He shares his experience.
“I was an architectural assistant in DP Architects before I decided to make a career change to become a UX designer. Upon joining Ninja Van in 2019 as a digital product designer at an associate level, I attended the PCP for UX/UI Digital Design. I was excited at the prospect of a government-funded initiative where I could receive proper training in UX design principles, concepts and methodologies.
The programme consisted of lessons (both theory and practical) on UX fundamentals that touched upon digital and spatial design. Among the highlights were the external courses we attended, facilitated by very helpful instructors, and the group project that allowed us to apply the knowledge and skills we had learnt on more complex problems.
The programme allowed me to temporarily step out of my day-to-day job at Ninja Van to discover different avenues in applying UX methodologies to solve new problems. It also provided me with more opportunities to apply and practise different UX strategies and approaches. I am now more confident in running independent research efforts, design sprints and design iterations, tasks which I would previously have needed guidance from a mentor.
Following completion of the PCP, my employer has entrusted me with broader roles and responsibilities such as more strategic UX solutioning, in-depth user research, UI design and information architecture design. I was also promoted to a mid-level product designer.”
¹WSG has since renamed the PCP to Career Conversion Programme (CCP). The next run of the programme offered by Methodolgy is titled ‘CCP for Experience Design (UX/UI)’ and will commence in October 2021. For more information, do visit https://methodology.sg or contact Methodology at firstname.lastname@example.org.
²Jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore, Workforce Singapore, and the DesignSingapore Council, together with industry associations, training providers, organisations and unions.