Tuesday UX Trainer: Empathy is not everything

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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. heads up designers – I’m working on a comprehensive soup-to-nuts (& cilantro) UX master course set to release in a couple months. If you’d like to be the first to get sample lessons & freebies, join the waitlist here. Here … Read More

Tuesday UX Trainer: Learning Typography

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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. Today’s subject line is adapted from Jason Santa Maria’s talk on typography: “Err on the side of making something too big, than making it too small.” Designers stress over a lot of details. The color. The padding & margins. The … Read More

UX Career Newsletter: Writing is Design

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You’re reading the UX Career Newsletter, a weekly UX newsletter covering UX career tips, UX training, and UX jobs I wonder how many of us learn to write before we draw. Maybe 50/50? If you know anything about me by now (I know, I’m super mysterious), you know that I think writing is design. Look at any webpage and you … Read More

UX Career Newsletter: Should you design for free?

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You’re reading the UX Career Newsletter, a weekly UX newsletter covering UX career tips, UX training, and UX jobs It’s a hot balmy day in Los Angeles. You’re sippin’ on an ice latte in the lull of the afternoon and want to get some good UX training in on an extended bathroom break. Here it is, this week’s TUT: learn … Read More

UX Career Newsletter: “But that’s not my job”

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You’re reading the UX Career Newsletter, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week. Maturity and Experience (1 hr podcast) It always bugged me when I heard “But that’s not my job” around the office – which is usually more a junior designer mistake. In this episode of Working Podcast, designers chime in on the difference … Read More

UX Career Newsletter: Trends in User Research

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You’re reading the UX Career Newsletter, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week. Trends in User Research Methods “Micro tests are preferred over long formal user research studies” is among some of the gems in this World IA Day lecture. As tools and methods multiply in the UX space, testing and research can afford to … Read More

UX Career Newsletter: How do we design designers?

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You’re reading the UX Career Newsletter, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week. 1. How do we design designers (video) Three years ago, Jared Spool shared a meta-level talk about how to design a better educational experience to create the next generation of designers. Whether you sign up forĀ Center CentreĀ (a 2 year program in UX) … Read More

UX Career Newsletter: Startup Stock Options – Are They Worth Anything?

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You’re reading the UX Career Newsletter, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week. 1. Startup stock options: are they worth anything? “Well, we also offer equity…” Might be something you’ve heard before when negotiating a UX design offer with a startup. TL;DR (meaning too long; didn’t read) Options is true to its name, by giving … Read More

UX Career Newsletter: Getting into UX at Age 40

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You’re reading the UX Career Newsletter, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week. These are this week’s UX lessons that are worth your time: 1. A guide to becoming a UX Designer at 40 3 years ago, Guy Ligertwood stepped into a UX bootcamp and fought the uphill battle to land his first job in UX. … Read More