Why UX is the next big thing in cryptocurrencies(imaginarycloud.com)

almost 3 years ago from Tiago Franco

  • Christoph OChristoph O, over 2 years ago

    From my experience with the Monero team, and going to meet ups, the people in the industry are super excited when a designers shows up and has some interest in the area. So if you are interested in the field, you have a ton of learning to do, but you might also find it much easier to get into than other area.

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    • Tiago Franco, over 2 years ago

      That sounds like a good challenge. Do you have any pointers? Who should I talk to?

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      • Christoph OChristoph O, over 2 years ago

        My entry into this was that I just redesigned (really just restyled) the Monero wallet for fun and posted it on Reddit (here's the thread). The community liked it and a developer reached out to me and said he wanted to implement it. If you have an area you'd like to contribute to, that approach can work well.

        I've also just shown up at crypto meetups, started talking to people, and ended up with multiple offers to help with projects. I'm genuinely curious about the field, so that was not some preconceived sales technique.

        What I've also seen is people joining the Telegram or Discord channels of coins they like and just offering their help.

        Crypto is all about community. So it's probably best if you look around a bit, find a coin or area that's of interest to you, and poke around the community a bit.

        One of the harder parts about working in open-source is that everybody is basically just volunteering their time, people are spread out across the world. It can be freeing, but you also need to be OK with less structure. As a designer, you very much depend on others to implement things, and need to be very pro-active. Coming from an agency and freelance background, I'm also still getting used to that.

        I'm also still learning and figuring these things out, but it really feels like a breath of fresh air overall. Even just having all my Sketch files and design files in a Github repo where everybody can improve them and use them if they want to, is a nice, new experience.

        Hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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