TUT #26: Illustration UI, designing with dummy content and what to do before sending that invoice

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[UXBeginner Updates]  The UX School Bundle promo price ends this Friday. Use the 50% off code “specialenrollment” before time runs out. 📋Still looking for more respondents to the 2018 UX Tools Survey. So far the most popular tools for design & writing are (no surprise) Sketch, InVision and Google Docs. This week’s top UX design + career articles… 🎨I’ve been obsessed with the gorgeous … Read More

Tuesday UX Training #25: Top UX Podcasts, Best UX Communities and 100 UX Problems

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[UXBeginner Updates] New Resources & Surveys 📋The 2018 UX Tools Survey is live! This survey aims to identify the most common design tools & programs UX designers use on the job. We look forward to publishing results after accumulating sufficient responses, so please lend us a hand with this survey! NEW: Curated lists of Top UX Podcasts and Best UX … Read More

Tuesday UX Training #24: A**hole Design, UX Tools 2018 Survey & Why Customers Buy

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*UXBeginner Updates* New UX FAQ Survey: We’re creating an extensive bank of “Frequently Asked UX Questions” for new UX designers. To contribute YOUR questions, will you help will you help us fill out this less-than-5-minute survey? Here’s the link to the Google Forms Survey. Stay tuned for a 2018 UX Tools Survey next week Tuesday UX Training (TUT) #24  🔍 Pew Research Center … Read More

Tuesday UX Training: Design automation, applying to Google & resume advice

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*UXBeginner Updates* I’ve brought on amazing interns who are going to help create UX-specific resources like lists and guides for the design community. Look out for these in the coming weeks – and thanks to everyone who applied! UX School development: I’ve added a new section on Personas and am currently developing tutorials on self-initiated UX projects. The promotional price ends … Read More

Tuesday UX Trainer: Design & Data Privacy

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Housekeeping news: I’m hiring Content Strategist + UX Writer interns for UXBeginner.com. Meanwhile, development of UX School is going along smoothly. > This week’s TUT is about privacy, data and ethics in design in light of the recent #deletefacebook debacle. 🚨 Facebook has been under fire for privacy breaches, and I feel conflicted about this. On one hand, I am 100% … Read More

Common excuses holding back UX career transitioners

Transitioning into UX is hard enough. But the toughest hurdles come from ourselves. From years of serving as a UX coach, I’ve seen the entire spectrum of excuses, avoidance, and self-imposed mental barriers that UX career transitioners impose on themselves. Knowing about these excuses up front can keep beginners accountable, and prevent you from advancing in your UX career. Excuse … Read More

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