Tuesday UX Trainer: Are job apps a numbers game, and what is the role of convenience in Chinese UX?

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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.

> Here are this week’s 3 UX links worth reading…

1. You’ve probably been told that applying to jobs “is a numbers game.” Meaning you got to apply a lot. But is that all there is to it? I recommend a more strategic approach that considers your top vs bottom tiered companies.

// Read here: http://www.uxbeginner.com/job-application-numbers-game/

2. “High friction interactions are actually preferred in China…why?” A compelling IXDA talk by Christina Xu explains why the the Chinese concept of convenience differs from the U.S – and how this influences the Chinese style of UX.

This is a fascinating presentation on culture + technology in just 40 minutes.

// Watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/209792795

3. If all websites seem to have the same minimalist look these days, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. A study by EyeQuant found that “the cleaner the site the lower the bounce rate, almost across the board.”

This was an analysis done across 300 e-commerce websites. If you’re making an online shop, minimalist is not a bad starting aesthetic!

// Read the study here: https://www.fastcodesign.com/90144106/stop-cluttering-up-your-website-study-suggests-its-bad-for-business

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Stay hungry,

Oz, curator dude @ UXBeginner.com

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