Blog Category: UX/UI

Mental Health Resources to Help Prevent Creative and Professional Burnout

Jump to Free Resources on: Identifying Burnout | Avoiding Burnout for Creatives, UX/UI Professionals and Designers Self Care Exercises | Supporting Staff for Employers |Talking With Your Boss About Burnout Stress Management and Mindfulness | Staying Connected Creative and professional burnout — due to heavy workloads, long hours and lack of resources — affect 64…

How to Become a UX Designer With No Experience

Have you ever wondered how to become a UX designer? If you have an eye for design and a passion for improving clunky products, you might be the perfect fit for a career in the field. UX design is simply a shorthand term for user experience design. It encompasses the many ways that people interact…

11 Must-Have UX Designer Skills for 2021

A handheld video game console. A foldable camping fork. An online banking app. What do these all have in common? Though they’re as different as can be, they all share one key commonality: a UX designer’s expertise. The job of a user experience (UX) designer is to create enjoyable and meaningful product experiences. These professionals…

A New Equation: Why an Eighth-Grade Math Teacher Went Back to School for UX/UI

Chase Hart has always loved education. But after two years as an eighth-grade math teacher in Atlanta, Georgia, he was ready for a different equation. “I wanted to do something in the tech field,” said Chase, “and I wanted to continue learning — whatever my career.”  While researching different technology boot camps, Chase found himself drawn…

11 Psychology Principles UX Designers Should Understand

It’s a fact of life — you spend five seconds figuring out that the pull handle on a door is actually a push mechanism, and those few moments of annoying inconvenience cast a pall over your day.  There are millions of examples of similar quirks in consumer psychology. We pick a neutral blue sweater over…

After Years of Searching, One Learner Finds Her Calling Through a UX/UI Boot Camp

After graduating college with a bachelor’s degree in international affairs, Saskia Mick worked a broad range of jobs: from waiting tables to designing floral arrangements to working at her local library. While each position presented opportunities and challenges, Saskia struggled to find a career path that truly energized and excited her — until she enrolled in a…