4 New Skills You Should Learn This 2019
By: The Nixplay Team
Learning shouldn’t stop the moment you get your diploma. It’s a lifelong process, and there are many ways to improve your skill set outside the classroom. Whether your goal is a promotion, a career change, or simply self-improvement, these four invaluable skills should serve you well in your professional life.
UX (User Experience) Design is a tricky undertaking that seeks to find the perfect balance between aesthetics and function. It entails mapping out a customer’s journey through a website, app, or product in order to achieve everyone’s goals in the most efficient and enjoyable way possible. As the world rushes at the speed of light into the digital age, the demand for effective UX Design for apps, websites, and operating systems will only increase.
Photography and video production
People’s attention spans are getting shorter and shorter, and we all need to adjust accordingly. This goes hand in hand with the ever-increasing usage of social media, as well as the never-ending shift to mobile devices for media consumption. As the boundaries of photo and video are kept being pushed, content creators—a term that encompasses anyone who puts something out on the ‘net—should strive to enhance their skills as well.
This year, take your content creation skills to the next level by improving your photography and video skills. Dig our your camera, shoot videos daily with your phone, try a photo challenge, attend a seminar—whatever works for you! Don’t forget to display your hard work on a Nixplay Frame!
Data is the backbone of the world we live in, affecting almost every aspect of our lives. If you’re fascinated by the process of analyzing and interpreting data, machine learning—the process of training a machine to learn—is a field you should definitely get into.
Machine learning makes use of algorithms to make sense of big data (that’s what you call all the data received by a business), adapting from previous computations to churn out more reliable results. Because of machine learning, Netflix is able to recommend which shows you should watch next, and Amazon can show you stuff you might be interested to purchase. It’s not new science—machine learning has been around for quite a while—but it’s never been more relevant and necessary.
While English is the universal language, knowing another tongue will always be an invaluable asset. People who know more than one language are usually seen as a bigger asset to their companies, as they can communicate with foreigners, making more sales and securing more contracts. If you want to study or be assigned abroad, knowing another language should increase your chances.
If you’re traveling, even a rudimentary grasp of your destination’s language can make your trip easier. And if you want to impress someone, speaking in another tongue should do the trick! Sure, it takes a lot of time and willpower, but the additional knowledge (and the inevitable self-esteem boost) worth the sacrifice, don’t you think?