Applying to jobs makes you a better designer


Job hunting is brutal. Looking for a UX job is no exception. Let me know if you’ve ever felt like… An impostor designer who doesn’t belong No company is giving you a chance, or worse… Companies show interest in initially, then ghost you Comparing yourself to those amazing designers on Dribbble or Medium Job descriptions seem unreasonable, even for entry … Read More

Minimum Viable UX Portfolio


Ah, the portfolio…the magic key to the UX universe. In terms of hiring anyway.Nowadays a UX portfolio is required for many good reasons: it highlights your work and shows your process as a UX Designer. Job listings nowadays often say “link to portfolio” required or “no submission without a portfolio will be considered.” This is also to separate the number of … Read More

TUT 45: Designed in China, Assembled in California


The 45th edition of the UX Training newsletter looks at a lot of trends in the field of design and technology. I start with the most important article I’ve read about the state of technology in quite a long time. It worries me. Followed by an analysis of Apple Design Winners, an even more comprehensive analysis of the design practices … Read More

TUT #42: New UX Salaries Data, Rethinking “Useless” Products and UX ROI Case Studies


NEW UX SALARIES DATA (2018) MeasuringU put out an in-depth study of UX salaries in America. The top 3 factors that affect salaries are where you live (Silicon Valley still pays the most), experience level and company size/type. Highlight: “The median (U.S.) Salary is $95,000. Each year since 2005, the inflation adjusted median salary hasn’t changed much as it’s fluctuated … Read More

TUT #40: Difficult Data, Designing with Code and WeChat’s “Mini Programs”


TUT is a UXBeginner publication, curating the best UX news & training worth reading. DESIGNING WITH DIFFICULT DATA This article is another great reminder to NOT use lorem ipsum and avoid what most designers do: picking data that “fit” your designs. Writing with real data helps account for edge cases, and create more flexible designs: Highlight: “When it comes to design … Read More