Looking for a job, but can’t seem to get anything back? Maybe it’s the strategy you’re using. Joe Natoli discusses this in his latest ‘Ask Anyway’ column.
About to finish your portfolio and start applying for jobs, but don’t have a design background? What are your chances? Joe Natoli discusses in his monthly column, ‘Ask Anyway’.
UX Mastery editor Richard Buck sits down with David Travis to pick his brain about important areas of attention for aspiring and current professionals in the industry.
If we asked you to list the most important qualities of a UX designer, things like creativity, empathy and technical skills would no doubt spring to mind. But aside from these fundamentals, what really separates the best from the rest? The answer is teamwork.
Landing a job as a company’s only user experience pro is an amazing opportunity. It means having the ability to shape and guide the design of an entire organisation. On the flipside, it’s a major challenge. There will be battles against corporate biases, conflicting business needs, and results-driven culture.
So how can you succeed In such a difficult position? How can a UXer go about creating a culture of great user experience?
What kind of tools do UX designers use? In this article, we talk you through the all the tools you might need throughout the UX Design process. From inspiration through to ideation and implementation.
As a designer, what gets you out of bed in the morning? What really motivates you to do meaningful work? The Japanese have a great word: ikigai. It has no direct translation into English, but roughly means your level of happiness in life, or your ‘reason for being’.
As you can see in the chart below, you can achieve ikigai—meaning in life—if you can find the right balance of 4 things: passion, mission, vocation, profession.
Is your portfolio as competitive as you’d like it to be? If not, you need Joe Natoli! Joe’s latest course is all about building and effective and impactful portfolio.
Yesterday he shared some tips in our Slack channel. If you missed the session you can check out the full transcript here.
There’s no single, authoritative recipe for a career in UX, which is both exciting and daunting, but taking a step back to create a plan for yourself is well worth the investment. Because once you set your goals, you can start taking the steps to get there. Here are seven books to dive into so you can take the next step in your UX career.
What is it that differentiates a junior from a senior UX professional? It’s not as simple as it sounds – both practitioners and employers should be aware that these “junior” and “senior” categorisations are fuzzy at best. They don’t always tell the full story of your experience when it comes to expertise and years of experience. Knowing which roles are right for you will help you navigate the job market and pave your own career pathway.