Coping With the Stress of a Career in UX

Working as a designer can be incredibly stressful. Our work is constantly subject to intense scrutiny and debate from clients and colleagues. If we're consultants, we have the added pressure of constantly proving our worth to clients. If we're in-house, we may have to get along with and even prove the value of UX to other departments. Even the fast pace and ill-defined nature of the field itself can lead to stress: we can suffer from impostor syndrome and general insecurity about where we fit in our own profession. In this talk we'll take a frank look at common UX stressors and, most importantly, we will discuss ways to address them. You'll leave better prepared to handle a UXer's everyday challenges, and with a myriad of ways to improve your emotional wellbeing.