Your New Favorite F-word

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Feedback is your friend. [How to handle a design review] As a UX Designer, you will get all sorts of feedback in every phase of your career. There are many key stakeholders in designing a product and their feedback is valuable.  If you’re not used critiques, this process can be a bit intimidating. Kristine Yuen gives sage advice on how to handle … Read More

What’s on YOUR New Year’s Resolutions?

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You’re reading the UX Career Newsletter, a weekly roundup of useful design nuggets to keep you update to date in our industry. You can sign up for the UX newsletter here. Plan your next trip! [The Best UX and Design Events in 2020] Many seasoned UX designers suggest that attending events and networking with professionals are great ways to continue … Read More

How to prepare for UX interview design challenges

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Design challenges, or design assignments, are often the least enjoyable and most daunting for UX designers during the interview process. In this guide, get an in-depth understanding of how to prepare for your next design challenge. You can click to jump to each section: Types of Design Challenges Preparing For A Design Challenge What To Do During A White Board Challenge … Read More

UX 2019: That’s a “wrap”!

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Hear ye, Hear ye [Why Spotify’s “Wrapped” Feature is the Growth Hack of this Decade] Spotify topped our holiday season with a cherry-on-top by releasing a personalized ‘Your Decade Wrapped’ that has been trending on all social media platforms. It’s no surprise that Spotify’s got their users hooked – they’re on-top of their usability integrations. With their latest features, their … Read More

UX Design Processes

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With the growth of UX today, there are a plethora of design methodologies but a designer’s process will depend on the problem they’re solving. Approaches can differ based on the constraints of a project. One team may prefer a simple approach, whereas another may opt to blend two or more together.  These design processes are similar to the scientific method … Read More

Guide to UX Design Job Titles and Career Levels

What’s the difference between a junior, mid level and senior UX designer? UX job titles and the career pathways available to UX professionals can be unclear, especially when you’re just getting started in UX. In this guide, get an in-depth look at the career journey from UX Intern to UX Lead. You can click to jump to each section: UX … Read More

The Text-First Portfolio

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Creating a UX Portfolio can seem like a daunting task. There seems to be a million items to take care of, from the visual design to storytelling. It’s going to take so much work! When I was redesigning my portfolio, I realized that it wasn’t the amount of work that scared me, but these hidden factors:  Making my portfolio eye-catching … Read More

Should UX designers learn how to code? A definitive answer.

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I once wrote about whether UX designers should code. Years later, my answer remains mostly the same. This article will help you stay away from fruitless “should you code” debates into perpetuity.  If you’re transitioning into UX, you’re probably wondering whether you need to learn how to code. It used to be one of the most contentious topics in the … Read More