Tuesday UX Trainer: Designing for trust

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You’re reading an issue of Tuesday UX Trainer, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week. It wasn’t too long ago that inviting strangers to sleep in your living room would be considered a risky bad decision. Now we do it with our cars, cameras, and other personal property. Welcome to the sharing economy. AirBnB, like … Read More

Tuesday UX Trainer: How to use color in your designs

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You’re reading an issue of Tuesday UX Trainer, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week. Today’s training? Using color in design. Here are the top 3 practical resources for working with color in your designs… 1. Color In Sight (20 min documentary on color in design) “If Coca Cola changed that red, to it’s [actual color] dull brown, … Read More

Tuesday UX Trainer: Empathy is not everything

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You’re reading an issue of Tuesday UX Trainer, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week. heads up designers – I’m working on a comprehensive soup-to-nuts (& cilantro) UX master course set to release in a couple months. If you’d like to be the first to get sample lessons & freebies, join the waitlist here. Here … Read More

Tuesday UX Trainer: Learning Typography

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You’re reading an issue of Tuesday UX Trainer, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week. Today’s subject line is adapted from Jason Santa Maria’s talk on typography: “Err on the side of making something too big, than making it too small.” Designers stress over a lot of details. The color. The padding & margins. The … Read More

Tuesday UX Trainer: WTF is an affordance?

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You’re reading an issue of Tuesday UX Trainer, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week. One of the first words I learned in UX class was affordance. It sounded fancy and made me feel 10% more hipster as a designer. To oversimplify, an affordance is a signal for something that a user can act upon – for example … Read More

Tuesday UX Trainer: Writing is Design

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You’re reading an issue of Tuesday UX Trainer, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week. I wonder how many of us learn to write before we draw. Maybe 50/50? If you know anything about me by now (I know, I’m super mysterious), you know that I think writing is design. Look at any webpage and … Read More

Tuesday UX Trainer: How to design your UX career

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You’re reading an issue of Tuesday UX Trainer, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week. Pre-PS: You can design your UX career however you want…but you still have to interview. This week only, Master the UX Interview is 25% off using this link. Designing your UX career (51 min video) Approximately 99.99% of you on … Read More

Tuesday UX Trainer: Should you design for free?

You’re reading an issue of Tuesday UX Trainer, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week. It’s a hot balmy day in Los Angeles. You’re sippin’ on an ice latte in the lull of the afternoon and want to get some good UX training in on an extended bathroom break. Here it is, this week’s TUT: … Read More

Tuesday UX Trainer: “But that’s not my job”

You’re reading an issue of Tuesday UX Trainer, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week. Maturity and Experience (1 hr podcast) It always bugged me when I heard “But that’s not my job” around the office – which is usually more a junior designer mistake. In this episode of Working Podcast, designers chime in on … Read More

Tuesday UX Trainer: Trends in User Research

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You’re reading an issue of Tuesday UX Trainer, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week.  Trends in User Research Methods “Micro tests are preferred over long formal user research studies” is among some of the gems in this World IA Day lecture. As tools and methods multiply in the UX space, testing and research can … Read More