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

TUT #38: Personalization, Voice Interaction and Preventing Suicide the Modern Way


HOW GOV.UK IS HANDLING VOICE INTERACTIONS  Read this fascinating article on voice search and what the UK’s digital arm is doing about it. It’s interesting that one of the big challenges is to make content more easily understandable by search engines, with schema.org structured data as a potential solution. The need to design for voice is on the rise! Highlight: … Read More

TUT #37: UX Resume Tips, 2018 Remote Work Report and Is the Party Over for UX?


A DESIGNER’S JOURNEY INTO FACEBOOK DESIGN Garron Engstrom writes a detailed account of how he started at Mitchell International, then Intuit, and finding his way into Facebook Design. Some great thoughts about being a generalist versus specialized designer: Highlight: “What is your dream company? Find out about their hiring practices. Do they hire specialists or generalists? Whatever it is, become … Read More

Should You Pay for a UX Design Course?


Relevant: here’s a curated list of the best free and paid UX courses. Prospective UX designers often wonder whether they should spend money on UX classes. Get an informed decision by considering the 2 dimensions of free vs paid courses and in-person vs online training: Free Online UX Courses (skip to section) Paid Online UX Courses (skip to section) Free In-person UX Training (skip … Read More

To transition into UX, don’t ignore your past


2 things surprise me about students transitioning into UX. The first is their diversity of backgrounds. I’m talking architects, nurses and engineers. The second is that they often dismiss their prior professions. “How do I transition into UX from a TOTALLY different background?” As a UX career coach, I challenge my students on this. “Is it so different?” I don’t … Read More