Tuesday UX Trainer: Content Strategy

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You reading an issue of Tuesday UX Trainer, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week. Housekeeping news: I’ve been quiet while making some website upgrades (https!) and creating new UX education. Yes, I’ve missed you. Most of us produce content every day. An email to colleagues, labels on the form you’re designing, or even ALL THE … Read More

Tuesday UX Trainer: Blockchain and Design

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You reading an issue of Tuesday UX Trainer, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week. In an issue of Remote UX Jobs (a separate newsletter curating UX jobs), I noted that “blockchain” is becoming a new industry UXers can design for, including AI, VR and eCommerce. In this issue let’s dive into exactly what blockchain is and why … Read More

Tuesday UX Trainer: Automated cars and UX

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You reading an issue of Tuesday UX Trainer, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week. Each day in the United States, approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.  (Source: CDC.gov) Isn’t that statistic just crazy? It got me wondering if UX can solve some of … Read More

Tuesday UX Trainer: Users hate these ads the most

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You reading an issue of Tuesday UX Trainer, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week. This week, I decided to be ironic. Today’s issue is going to be talking about the relationship between advertising & UX. Not coincidentally, I have two UXB announcements for you before we get into this week’s training: My UX Career Coaching program is now … Read More

Tuesday UX Trainer: Should UX designers learn how to code?

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You reading an issue of Tuesday UX Trainer, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week. This week’s issue is all about the “should designers code” debate… The question “should designers code?” is such a long-running debate in the design community that it’s now a meme about whether designers should do everything. Check out this Twitter account @DesignersShould that asks … Read More

Tuesday UX Trainer: User testing your designs + usability

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You reading an issue of Tuesday UX Trainer, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week. These are the UX articles worth reading this week… In a new article, I explain why the “Fine Dining” method of presenting case studies is far superior to the “Fast Food” method that’s so common in UX designer portfolios. Tip: tell a story … Read More

Presenting a design? Try the fine dining method

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This is one of the most common problems I see with UX portfolios – Designers will show their work without context… “This is a wireframe. This is a user flow. This is a sitemap.” It feels like the designer is just going through the motions of what they think they’re supposed to show. When a UX case study lacks context, … Read More

Tuesday UX Trainer: User testing your designs + usability

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How do you know if your design works? This week’s links are all about usability and testing your designs 1. When presenting your UX work in an interview, sophisticated design teams know to ask you this question: how do you know that’s the right design? They’ll be wondering if you tested your designs on actual users. Freaking out? Start with … Read More

Is applying to jobs a “numbers” game?

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“It’s all a numbers game.” We’ve heard this when it comes to dating, with sales, and of course with the job hunt.. Does that mean you just blast out hundreds of resumes to whatever website will take it? Or that you need to burn yourself out going to endless UX meet ups? Let’s explore the two sides of this numbers … Read More