Axure bootcamp kicked my butt

Axure bootcamp attended by Jennifer Blatz UX Designer

Think about when you attend an exercise bootcamp. You are trying to whip your body in to shape quickly by participating in an intense workout session. Then the next day, man, does your body hurt. You realize just how out of shape you are.

This is how I felt after attending an intense weekend workshop taught by instructors from AB Collective. I realized, quite humbly, how out of shape my Axure skills have become. You have heard the phrase, “Use it or lose it.” This came to light this weekend after attending the bootcamp.

After being reintroduced to some of the advanced features in Axure, I learned a few valuable lessons:

  • Keep practicing and using the tool or you will forget.
  • Don’t assume just because you used an item a few months ago, you can jump in and use it again easily.
  • Online videos may not be the best way to learn. You don’t always absorb information from videos. Well, at least I don’t.
  • If you cannot using this skill in your everyday job, create a project to practice it to keep your skills sharp.

I am so thankful I had the opportunity to to take a course like this. And it was worth every penny. I understand that every person learns differently, so if online videos work for you, by all means continue to watch and learn. But for me, I learned some valuable lessons that I need to keep practicing to keep it in my arsenal.

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