The design industry has a lot of opportunities. If you are a creative person with technological knowledge, you can flourish here well. But what comes to your mind first when we talk about design? Apart from being a graphic designer, you could start a career as a UX designer. But is UX design a good career?
Knowing about an average day in the life of a UX designer provides a clear view of the world of UX. Are you wondering about what it is like to be a UX designer? Then take a look at this post where we’ll take a closer look into the daily challenges and tasks of a UX designer.
Joining a Slack UX design community is a great way of connecting with other designers. It will help you learn the ropes of being a designer by providing feedback and receiving tips and tricks yourself as well. Here’s an introduction to our very own Slack UX design community.
What should you learn first, UI or UX design? In some ways, this is a chicken or the egg type of situation. Others might say that UX comes first from a design thinking perspective. This isn’t always true. Here’s what we believe to be the order of learning UI and UX design.
Your starting salary as an entry-level UX designer is important. It pays the bills and enables you to do the things you like best. UX designers are in demand. Because of this, there’s a lot to keep in mind when negotiating your new salary.
Your portfolio is a showcase for the experience that you have as a UX designer. Yet, how can you create such a portfolio if you have no experience? It is a common question among junior designers. Luckily, there’s a clear answer that can help you out.
Making a career switch can be very hard. Regardless of if you want to become a UX designer or something else entirely. Where do you start, what do you need, who can help me out? These are all valid questions in this case. To help you out, we wrote about the UX starter pack. This pack of information, tools, and more will help you get started as a UX designer.
Tablets improve with every new version that gets released. In today’s market, tablets can be as powerful as regular laptops. This brings us to the question of whether or not a tablet can replace the laptop you’ve been using as a UI or UX designer. And if so, what is the best tablet for UX design?
There are a lot of options available when looking for a Mac that you’re going to use for UI and UX design work. You can get a laptop, a desktop computer, or even a tablet. With Apple having multiple MacBook models available, it can be difficult to select the best one.
So you want to become a UX designer? That’s awesome! However, we can imagine that it might feel a bit overwhelming. There’s so much information, courses, books on UX, and more out there. It is hard to keep a clear overview of what you need and where to start on your journey of becoming a UX designer.
With the ever increasing popularity of user experience (UX) design there is a growing need for good designers. However, there’s a problem for designers here as well. How can you show the importance of UX to your stakeholders and convince them to invest in your design work?
As a UX designer, it is of great importance to have a well-crafted UX portfolio. You use your portfolio to show potential employers or clients who you are and what you are capable of. By creating your portfolio in a well-thought-of way you’re setting yourself up for that one job or project you’ve been dreaming about.
Scrum and user experience (UX) are considered to be opposites. Like fire and water, they do not go very well together. However, with both Scrum and UX getting more and more mainstream every day, the only thing you can do as a designer is work together regardless of your differences.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) was one of the most famous painters that have ever lived. In fact, calling him (just) a painter does not do him any justice. Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci was a sculptor, an architect, and an inventor as well?
In today’s world of design, UX is a given. You can study UX, read about it, and there are more UX jobs than you can count. However, did you know that the term user experience, or UX in short, didn’t even excist that long ago? UX has a fascinating history full of twists and turns. Read more about that just below.
Feedback is an important part of UX design. To improve the work you do you need to be able to give and receive good feedback. Receiving valuable feedback is in your own hands. By asking the right questions and providing the right environment you enable yourself to receive valuable feedback.
There’s a lot of information on UX out there. If you want to learn more about UX, become a UX designer, or just improve yourself as a designer reading a book can be of great help. With that many books available, knowing where to begin can be difficult. Our reading list of top UX books and recommendations is a great place to start.
Some type of UX degree is an important part of your portfolio if you want to be a UX designer. Yet, there’s a lot of uncertainty about whether or not you should spend time and money to go get your degree in UX. Here are our two-cents on what to do.
UX is very popular. It is getting even more popular to this day. Understandably, there’s a lot to be said and maybe even more to be asked. I can imagine that it might be a bit overwhelming at this point. Do you want to become a designer, or transition from UI to UX?