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How to become a UX consultant

<i>We hosted a DesignTalk with Uday Gajendar on how to become a UX consultant. Below is the full recording and an excerpt of the talk, edited for length</i> …

6 things to watch out for in UX design

The world of UX design is fast-paced and always changing. It can be overwhelming to keep up with what is coming next, so we’ve rounded up a few …

Wireframes are dead—why I haven’t used wires in over a year.

What they are, why you shouldn’t use them and what to do instead.<p>It’s been well over a year since I’ve been handed wireframes and told to make …

Links, reports and resources on Diversity and Design

During the month of April, our team at uxdesign.cc have shifted our focus to researching, learning and writing about Diversity in Design. Here’s a …

UI/UX Designers: Inspiring Instagram Accounts Worth Following To Up Your Game

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Background image via Shutterstock<p><b>Since the UX</b> and UI industry is a fast-changing one, it may seem as if some of the …

President Trump is launching a new tech group to ‘transform and modernize’ the U.S. government

He has invited the likes of Amazon, Google and IBM to a meeting in June, sources say.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump intends to huddle with top technology executives in early June to discuss ways to modernize the federal government, a White House official confirmed today.<p>The gathering is part of a new …

Startup Launches Real-Time Online Cannabis Marketplace

Individuals and medical professionals looking for cannabis online rarely know exactly how much inventory a dispensary might have at that point of …

Emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI) Leaders: Richard Socher, Salesforce

“AI teaches us who we are,” says Richard Socher. The recent rapid progress in the field of artificial intelligence is the result of successfully processing “a large amount of known training data, doing things [the computer] has seen before,” he says. Unlike humans, computers cannot create something …

Artificial Intelligence

Former Fox News Reporter: I Was Demoted For Writing About Endometriosis Because It Hurt My ‘Sex Appeal’

Fox News has had a rough time of it lately. After Bill O’Reilly was fired when advertisers pulled funding following accusations of sexual harassment, the thin facade hiding the sexist culture at the network came tumbling down. Andrea Tantaros filed a lawsuit against Fox for harassment, Jesse …

How To Build A Design Firm From Scratch

Carly Ayres, Andrew Herzog, and Nicky Tesla were happily toiling away at Google, when they collectively decided it was time to quit–and start their own design studio.<p>The three young designers wanted to test creative ideas free from the constraints of a large corporation, but they had little idea …

700 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) Getting Started in May: Enroll Free Today

FYI: This month, 700 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) will be getting underway, giving you the chance to take courses from top flight …

University of Pennsylvania

Nurturing diversity at work and in your work

We work in an innovative, progressive, creative, evolving and unexpected industry. At our best, we create culture. We demand thought. Now we all need …

Interaction Design & Art Direction: Shantell Martin

Let's take a closer look at the Interaction Design & Art Direction work from New York based studio named Anton & Irene. They usually work for clients …

Why User Testing Isn't a Nice-to-Have, It's a Must-Have

Making assumptions can be the downfall of many a marketer.<p>Think about it: how often have you conducted user research without actually talking to real …

UX Design

How to analyze usability from motion

As a UX designer, you have three fundamental disadvantages when it comes to analyzing motion for usability.<p><b>Static</b> — you’ve trained your brain over …

Information Architecture: Effective Techniques For Designers.

Content is a constituent that can make any digital product valuable. Informative copy and well-thought visual elements of UI design are able to …

UI Design

8 Sketch tricks that will increase your productivity

Time is such a precious commodity that it’s actually worth spending some of it learning techniques that’ll make you more efficient in the long …

Agile Product Design: Avoid These 3 Mistakes

<i>By Ian Steyaert, Program Management Director at argo</i>Agile process has evolved into a cliché in product development nowadays, though few companies do …

Gmail: An Unsolicited Redesign (#1)

In my humble opinion, Gmail is one of the best products ever created by Google Developers. It has stuck through thick and thin together with me as …

Wireframes by Top UX Designers

Wireframes are important for multiple reasons. One of them would be that they, the wireframes, focus on functionality, behavior, and priority of …

Creating a Chatbot: A UX Designer’s Firsthand Experience

Since Facebook introduced chatbots to its messaging platform last year, there’s been widespread enthusiasm for bots that schedule flights, book hotel …

Women in Tech, the power of storytelling, anticipatory design and other UX links this week

What’s hot in UX this week:Overcoming the challenges of being a woman in Tech →With men comprising a high percentage of those in the tech space, it …

From 5% to 48%: learnings from another industry’s progress in diversity

Unconscious biases have a surprisingly high impact on how we evaluate candidates for a job position. Here are a few best practices for making the …

The Salary of UX Professionals

The field of user experience is large and closely related to user interface and other aspects of web or app development, and in this field, there are …

Modal & Nonmodal Dialogs: When (& When Not) to Use Them

<b>Summary:</b> Modal dialogs interrupt users and demand an action. They are appropriate when user’s attention needs to be directed toward important …

Creating A More Human Conversational UX: Lessons From Google

“Find your happy path”–and more tips for building voice interactions that feel natural and authentic.<p>Voice Assistants such as Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google Assistant allow us to interact with devices simply by talking to them. With these experiences becoming more common, brands need to learn how …

AI as the new UI

What's next <b><br>Watch the Video</b><p>What's next <b><br>Download the Reports</b><p>TREND 1 REPORT<p>AI is the new UI: Experience Above All<p>Artificial intelligence can make …

Cosabella's other AI raised website conversions by 38%

While trialling digital marketing AI, Albert, online lingerie retailer Cosabella was also putting Ascend, a website optimisation AI through its paces.<p>…

Marketing

3 pillars of building a great product to help stand out against your competition

Every business can relate to this, whether you’re running a business that caters to consumers or even if you are running a B2B operation. While packaging isn’t everything, it <i>does</i> deliver the first blow to the customer. You want that first blow to hit hard enough for anyone receiving it to be …

Product Management