Will 2017 be just another year, or will it be the year your product (or service, or experience) takes the world by storm? Ben Rowe explains how to working backwards is the secret to achieving your goals.
Earlier this year, I passed the five year mark in my UX career. It’s been an incredible ride so far.
This UXmas, I’d like to share some of these lessons from my first few years in the hope one or two may help you in your own UX journey.
It’s common for newcomers to UX to experience a moment of absolute panic when they discover they need a portfolio. “But how can I build a portfolio when I have no experience?” they ask. The usual online advice is to help a local small business, find a friend with a startup, volunteer for a non-profit, or create a hypothetical project. But the details are often lacking. Lynne Davies bridges the gap by sharing her experience of how she built up her portfolio, and what she learnt along the way.
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.
Having an exceptional portfolio that stands out from the crowd is sometimes what it takes to land that dream job. UX careers coach Louise Campbell will be in our Slack channel running a series of mentoring sessions to help you get your portfolio to that place.
If you’ve had your eye on one of our insightful, practical and easy-to-apply ebooks, but have been sitting on the fence about buying, now’s the perfect time to take advantage of this once-off special deal and complete your set.
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.
Building a persuasive portfolio is high on the priority list of a lot of our community members, and the audience at today’s AMA session with Louise Campbell was testament to that.
We had a record number of attendees! If you missed the session, never fear – here is the transcript.
When you’re starting out in your UX career, it’s hard to know where to begin. Specialist or generalist? Design or research? Or maybe you want to try a bit of everything. We collected some of the most inspiring advice from the UX Mastery community to help guide you through the confusion.
What are the elements of a project we should be thinking about to help bring people together to make meaningful things as a team? What does making meaningful work mean to you? Dan Szuc and Josephine Wong share their hard-won insights on creating a more harmonious work environment, but may leave you with more questions than answers.