TUT #28: Designing rituals, Marketing + SEO stats for UXers, and Job titles are dumb

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TUT is a UXBeginner publication, curating the latest user experience news & training.  A crack team of interaction designers from Stanford put together the Ritual Design Lab, which explores how designers can learn from the patterns of rituals “to develop better designs — that are engaging for users, and that offer more meaning to them.” Makes sense for a university that’s famous … Read More

TUT #27: Designing user flows before knowing functionality, a hack for case study design artifacts + upcoming design competitions

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❓Have you ran into the situation in which you’re tasked with designing a user flow before knowing the functionality? There’s multiple approaches, from using design conventions (as is suggested in the top answer) or communicating with your team to flesh out design options. If you’re ever looking for a good design challenge (or brain teaser), check out the StackOverflow’s UX … Read More

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 #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