Information overload is nothing new, but the Internet has made things worse. Limitless information at your fingertips and algorithms designed to give you more of what you want.
The more we consume, the more overloaded we become, and the more unable to make decisions we are.
The fancy word for this in UX and psychology is cognitive load.
As designers, we’re semi-responsible for considering the cognitive load of the content, designs and flows we build. By keeping things simple and relevant, we can cut down distractions for users so that they can take action from our products and have satisfaction.
Surprisingly, creativity is a skill and not a gift – meaning that it’s not something limited to just artists and inventors, and you can get there too!
There are a couple of things on this list that I don’t already find myself doing such as carving out time for brainstorming or doing a daily creative practices.
Being a full-time working professional, it’s been hard transitioning into a full-remote job and finding time to cook meals, let alone dedicating time to practice drawing. But I’ve been taking small steps to try to get 15 minutes in a day sketching. Like any other skill, the first step to developing it is to start doing it.
We’re 3 weeks from product launch on a cross-functioning team and I discovered something shock – there are many discrepancies between the design documentation and the product… Yikes!
Design documentation is a collection of documents and resources that details information about users, product features, deadlines, and all other essential details for a fully-function product. The information must be up-to-date and easy to access for all team members so that there isn’t confusion.
While for some teams documentation can be an afterthought, it directly impacts the outcome of the final product. Therefore, you should never overlook the documentation process.
- Create some totally customizable Glitch Art
- Join Designer Slack Communities to interact with like-minded individuals
- Tune into the Metropolitan Opera’s free nightly streaming (their schedule can be found on Twitter!)
- Pick up a new instrument with Fender’s offer of free lessons for 3 months
- Foster your cooking skills with 17 easy recipes we’re cooking in quarantine
- Play Drawasaurus, a multiplayer drawing and guessing game
- Book an Airbnb trip to take fun excursions without leaving your home
- Help save our coral reefs by playing a video game built by NASA
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- Explore some isolation postcards!
Remote UX Jobs
CivicActions helps agencies improve lives through modern software and thoughtful experiences.
Requirements: familiar with human-centered design, lean startup, and agile methodologies; experience in information architecture and responsive content design; experience with broad research and discovery methods
#greatperks #friendlycoworkers #unicornpotential
Sana is a modern health plan solution for small and medium businesses.
Requirements: 2-4 years working as a designer on digital projects; experience with Sketch, InVision, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator; ability to design intuitive interfaces, simplify complex information, and create best-in-class user experiences
#smallteam #greatperks #unicornpotential
Packlane is an online print company that helps clients customize their packaging.
#startup #smallteam #unicornpotential
Severalnines provides automation and management software for database clusters.
#startup #smallteam #unicornpotential
Process Street is the easy, no-code way to help companies build, automate, and track recurring workflows.
Requirements: 2+ years of commercial experience in UX/UI design; experience in standard UX software such as Sketch and InVision; experience designing digital apps and systems, ideally in the SaaS/B2B space
#smallteam #greatperks #startup
Remote Senior UX Positions
Headway is a design and development team that helps startups and corporations grow into their next phase of business.
Requirements: 5+years of experience; experience shipping applications for Web, iOS, and Android; professional knowledge of user-centered design, usability principles, and techniques
#greatperks #smallteam #friendlycoworkers
MotorsportReg is a collection site to help users find and attend automotive and motorsport events.
Requirements: Strong portfolio of product design, interaction design and visual design for mobile/web applications; experience with complex applications where you’ve made tasks feel easy and approachable
#greatperks #bigcompany #unicornpotential
OpenGov is a cloud-based solution for the government.
Requirements: 4-6 years of experience working incross-functional product and engineering teams; strong understanding of how to apply human factors and user-centered design principles to software
#greatperks #friendlycoworkers #flexible
UserTesting makes it easy for businesses to understand how customers interact with their digital properties so that they can improve their customer experience.
Requirements: 5+ years of experience designing for mobile, native apps, desktop, or the web; familiarity with some common SaaS tools (survey, product analytics, CRM), a strong eye for design
#greatperks #bigcompany #contract