Embracing the UX Mindset

Information overload, creativity exercises, and design documentation. Check out your weekly to-do list and the latest remote jobs too!

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Information Overload, Why it Matters and How to Combat It

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. 

10 Tips & Exercises to Develop Your Creativity

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. 

Design Documentation: Why You Need 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.

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Remote UX Jobs

UX Designer

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

Product Designer

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

E-commerce Product Designer

Packlane is an online print company that helps clients customize their packaging. 

Requirements: experience with A/B testing; proficiency in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for rapid prototyping; experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process

#startup #smallteam #unicornpotential

Product Designer

Severalnines provides automation and management software for database clusters.

Requirements: 5+ years of software UX/UI and visual design experience; proficiency in HTML and CSS for rapid prototyping; up-to-date with latest UX&UI trends, techniques and best practices

#startup #smallteam #unicornpotential

Product Designer

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

Senior Product Designer

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

Lead/Solo Product Designer

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

Senior Product Designer

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

Senior Product Designer

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

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