Change, in any aspect of life, is one of the most difficult things we have to deal with. It can scare us into inaction or drive us forward. When faced with change, we often fear the unknown and begin to question whether we should even put in the effort. Taking the first step can become a daunting task. It is easy to get comfortable in a routine, especially when we know that change requires a lot of effort on our part.
Interviews are a nervewracking process irrespective of your experience and knowledge-level. You wouldn't be human if you didn't feel anxious the night before the interview itself. We've all laid awake at night worrying about the right way to present the best version of ourselves both professionally and personally to our prospective new employers.
If you're launching yourself into a brand new career then your first job interview in the field is naturally going to be even more anxiety-inducing than a regular job interview. You've studied hard, perhaps done some work experience, pimped your social profiles and attended every meet up going. But this is the real deal: it's a shot at the career you've alway wanted. You don't want to mess this up.
In this post we're going to be offering practical advice specifically for those facing their first interview in iOS development. With our help you'll be fully prepared to wow your prospective boss with your experience, technical knowledge and desire to learn and grow in the field.
While Pokémon has been around for decades, having recently celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, there has never been anything quite like Pokémon Go. In the week since its release, it has surpassed everyone’s expectations. In terms of number of times downloaded and daily use, it blew Tinder out of the water in the first couple of days. After day 3, it had more users than Twitter, totally crushed Candy Crush Saga, and was on track to trample Snapchat and even Google Maps.
The UX, or user experience, features that are incorporated into the game are similar to many other mobile applications, but at the same time are a little bit different than we have seen before. Will that be enough to set Pokémon Go apart from other mobile apps? What does this mean for mobile apps that will be released in the post-Pokémon Go world?
Making the best brownies involves both UX and UI. No, I’m serious. To start, you’ll need a recipe, ingredients, a few kitchen utensils and an oven. Then: mix, bake, cut, plate, serve and eat.
But which part is the UX and which is the UI? The process of making the brownies is the UX and the process plating them and serving them is the UI.
What about eating them? Now that’s UX; except when it’s not. Might the consumer have a different experience if the brownies were served straight from the pan or beautifully plated? I would argue yes, the latter would be preferable.
In this article I’ll share with you 5 differences between UX and UI design. Hopefully, by the end, you’ll have a better understanding of each discipline. Be forewarned though, as you note the defining characteristics of each, you may also be struck by their congruencies.
With that caveat, let’s take a look at a few of the differences between the two.
Having graduated from CareerFoundry's UX Design Course this year, I've just started working for one of New Zealand's largest IT companies who have a well-established in-house UX team. My previous two roles were at a design agency and as the sole UX designer at an SME (small to medium-sized enterprize) so this new role has been a really exciting challenge for me. It has also got me thinking about how different each of these roles have been, and the impact working environment, culture and team size and strucutre have on my own role and day-to-day responsibilities.
In this article our UI design coursewriter, Maria de la Riva, dives deep into what a career in UI design really looks like. You'll find out if you're the sort of person to excell in this career as well as come to know the key personality traits found in all the best UI designers. Maria addresses the 'blurred line' between UX and UI design, the difference between graphic and UI design and runs through what a typical day in the life of a UI designer consists of.
Still wondering if UI design is the right career choice for you? Then keep reading to find out more. And don't forget to check out Maria's video "Is UI Design Right For You?" a little bit further down in the post!
When starting out as a web developer, it can be easy to get lost in the multitude of languages, tools and platforms that are available in today’s market. However many would argue that GitHub is an essential platform for every web developer at every level.
GitHub was launched in April 2008 by Tom Preston-Werner, Chris Wanstrath, and PJ Hyett. At its base, it is a web platform, written in Ruby on Rails and Erlang, which hosts code repositories. But it also provides developers with an amazing toolset that makes it easy to follow certain coding best practices, all the while allowing you to get your name out there and show what you are capable of doing.
In this article, I will explain why GitHub is such an important tool for today’s web developer and how you can go about using it to get your name out there and advance your career in web development.
"I am not an artist," I said.
This was likely the most controversial statement I could make while presenting my design portfolio in a room full of painters, drawing instructors and other traditional creatives.
It was during my Senior Exit Review as a graphic design student that I presented my artist's statement explaining how design is not art. The idea that I wasn't designing for myself, but instead used design as a way of solving a problem for others, seemed to be a foreign concept to them. While most of the faculty disagreed with me, this was the beginning of figuring out exactly what I would want to be doing in the future.
Fast forward a few years working in graphic design, and now I'm deciding to push my skills further and pursue a career in User Interface Design.
To better understand why I've chosen to study UI Design with CareerFoundry, let's start by looking at the differences between graphic design and user interface (UI) design.
So it’s finally here! After three beta releases and several weeks of discussion, Ruby on Rails 5 was officially released on Friday. It’s the biggest release from the Ruby on Rails community since June 2013 and comes with an impressive range of features and changes.
Here at CareerFoundry, we’re pretty excited for two reasons: Firstly, we’re busy implementing these features into our own platform. Secondly, we’re very proud to announce that our Web Development Course materials have already been updated to include the latest features and changes. What’s more, its developer community has ensured that Ruby on Rails 5 is not only loaded with new features to keep it up to date and interesting, but also that the framework is ready to evolve and embrace the future of technology.