I am Christopher Octa, currently a UX designer based in Atlanta, Georgia.
In a previous life (5+ years ago), I was a web developer (.NET technologies). I've also done some professional photography.
I'm very interested in fostering the relationship between a business and customer through great user experience and product design where problems and users are clearly defined and central to the crafting of the solution.
Where do I see myself in 5 years? I can see two things. I can see myself having established and leading a design team that is transforming the landscape of a product whether that is guiding a new product in its growth and maintaining focus on its users or transforming a mature product to uncover new and modern potential with the technologies out there today. At the same time, I can see myself transitioning into a product manager role collaborating with leadership over product strategy and guiding cross-functional teams to create the right product.
To get there, I feel developing my skill set in thinking at a strategic level and having a better understanding of product, business and marketing will help me get there as well as collaborating with cross-functional individuals both new and masters in those fields to sharpen and better inform the skillsets I have today.
Product Design Books I Like
Designing for Emotion
by Aarron Walter
UX Strategy
by Jaime Levy
Build Better Products
by Laura Klein
Escaping the Build Trap
by Melissa Perri
Other Books I Like
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