Instructor Profile: Érin Delaney
Érin has been teaching the Online User Experience & Interface Design course at Experience Haus since 2021, and has been working in Senior UX Designer and Product Designer roles at companies such as Foolproof and Frog.
Tell us a little about yourself and your current work outside of Experience Haus?
I’ve recently started working as a Product Designer at frog, but prior to that I was a Senior UX designer at Foolproof. I came to this role after five years in branding and a Bachelor’s in visual communication.
Did you have a specific goal you wanted to achieve before you started teaching at Experience Haus? Do you think your time here so far has kept you on the right track?
I first started teaching at Experience Haus to keep up with the youth! I always get great inspiration from fresh blood in the industry and love being around the passion, hunger and enthusiasm students just breaking into the space have for user experience and product design.
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe people learn by doing so I really try to hero participation in all classes and coaching students through methodologies rather than too much preaching.
What do you enjoy most about teaching at Experience Haus?
Teaching at Experience Haus has meant joining a huge community of designers in similar spaces but different roles where we all learn from each other. The environment of knowledge and discovery really keeps me motivated about the space in general.
How would you describe your dream classroom?
In my dream classroom, we all participate to make the whole thing as collaborative as possible. It’s important to me that students feel comfortable to ask questions in class as we can all learn from figuring out the answers.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully in five years I’d have gained even more experience in the product design and UX industry, have been consistently learning and have built a great network of friends and colleagues from my time at Experience Haus.
How do you keep up to date with your industry and the courses you teach?
My day-to-day work demands I keep up-to-date with industry best practices and trends, and it’s great to be able to bring this knowledge straight into the classroom. Outside of work, I generally follow lots of design related feeds on Twitter, sign up to newsletters and read up on UX theory when I get a chance.