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

Tuesday UX Trainer: Should UX designers learn how to code?

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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’s issue is all about the “should designers code” debate… The question “should designers code?” is such a long-running debate in the design community that it’s now a meme about whether designers should do everything. Check out this Twitter account @DesignersShould that asks … Read More

Tuesday UX Trainer: User testing your designs + usability

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You reading an issue of Tuesday UX Trainer, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week. These are the UX articles worth reading this week… In a new article, I explain why the “Fine Dining” method of presenting case studies is far superior to the “Fast Food” method that’s so common in UX designer portfolios. Tip: tell a story … Read More

Tuesday UX Trainer: User testing your designs + usability

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How do you know if your design works? This week’s links are all about usability and testing your designs 1. When presenting your UX work in an interview, sophisticated design teams know to ask you this question: how do you know that’s the right design? They’ll be wondering if you tested your designs on actual users. Freaking out? Start with … Read More

UX Career Newsletter: What is an affordance?

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You’re reading the UX Career Newsletter, a weekly UX newsletter covering UX career tips, UX training, and UX jobs 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 an … Read More

UX Career Newsletter: How to design your UX career

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You’re reading the UX Career Newsletter, a weekly UX newsletter covering UX career tips, UX training, and UX jobs Pre-PS: You can design your UX career however you want…but you still have to interview. Master the UX Interview teaches you how. Designing your UX career (link to video) Approximately 99.99*% of you on this newsletter are interested in designing your … Read More

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