Ahead of the Mobile UX London conference this month, we chatted to Sandra Gonzalez, conference host and Principal UX Designer at Just Eat. Since joining the online food order and delivery service at the start of the year, Sandra has built the company’s Digital Brand Studio from scratch and delivered the latest product redesign. Sandra talks to us about best practice in UX design, where she see’s the industry heading, and how UX design is making the world a better place.
Hiring managers want the best possible employees working on their team. It seems like the more skills a person has, the better candidate they are. But even though hiring managers want every skill under the sun, Amber Stechyshyn shares why, when it comes to UX designers, more isn’t always better.
As designers, we know that our decisions have a real impact on how people use products. On the downside, poor design decisions have the potential to cause annoyance, cost users a bit of cash, or even have disastrous results. But what about the intent behind designs? Ben Tollady shares how we can recognise (and avoid) deceitful design practices.
Wireframing is an essential skill for UX designers, and can have a huge impact on the outcome of the final product. From ideation to validation, Balsamiq’s Leon Barnard shows how to get your wireframing off to the right start.
Julia Debari reviews the course she wishes was available 10 years ago. Do you find yourself drowning in novel-length product requirements documents? Built for Use teaches you to use UX techniques for more focused product requirements.
There’s a decent overlap between the role of a product manager and a UX designer – both roles seek to understand customer problems and empathise with the user. So it’s no surprise that on occasion UX designers and product managers clash.
So can we get along? Sean Richards from Brainmates thinks so. Today he’s shifting the conversation to celebrating shared objectives and the merits of product management as a viable career path for UX professionals.
UX research has borrowed a lot from the fields of psychology, sociology, and anthropology. From analysing behaviour to documenting how people perform certain tasks, you clearly see these fields bleeding into UX. How can you make sure you’re recording the right information to glean powerful insights?
Meaningful work and a decent paycheck. Are they mutually exclusive? No! UX designer and career coach Louise Campbell has tips on how you can prove your value ahead of your next review or job interview.
Owning your mistakes in UX isn’t as simple as it sounds. How do you own up to your mistakes without compromising your standing in your company? Leigh Gamon shares how you can create the right balance and keep learning without compromising your career.
Charge your tech and get your sketchpads ready. It’s almost time for UX Australia, one of our favourite events on the calendar. We can’t wait to spend four days with UXers from around the country talking about everything UX – from the tiny details to the big picture.