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Quiz: How Well Do You Know UX Design?

Posted by Rosie Allabarton on Dec 5, 2016 11:45:10 AM

UX design is pretty big news right now. Whether you work in e-commerce, the arts, finance or education, UX design practices already play a big part in your industry.

You might have already picked up some UX terminology or techniques in your job; maybe you've looked at session recordings, heatmaps, or user feedback. Ready to put your knowledge to the test? Take our short quiz and find out how much UX lingo you really know! 

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Get a Daily UX Design Treat throughout December with UXmas

Posted by Florence Collins on Dec 1, 2016 5:04:09 AM

It’s that time of year again! The countdown to Christmas has begun, the days are getting shorter, the temperatures are dropping. It’s a perfect time to snuggle up with some good reading - and for that UX Mastery and Thirst Studios have got you covered!

The UXmas advent calendar is back, with some amazing contributors. You've probably seen some interesting variations on the traditional advent calendar. From miniature cosmetics, to full-sized sweets or cans of pop for each day, they’ve definitely become more elaborate (not to mention more unhealthy).

Finally, we have a calendar that will expand our knowledge and not our waistlines! Read on to learn about the advent calendar designed especially for UX enthusiasts, and the pair behind the idea.

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Mentor Spotlight: Meredith Cohen - UX Designer

Posted by Valentina Calandra on Nov 28, 2016 11:27:19 AM

One of the unique features of the CareerFoundry experience is our mentor community - we work with a wide variety of mentors in iOS development, web development, UX design, and UI design, from all over the globe.

In order to increase the visibility of our wonderful mentors and give you the chance to get to know them even better, we have created Mentor Spotlights. In today’s spotlight, we introduce Meredith Cohen, a journalist turned UX designer who also completed a master’s in Human-Computer Interaction.

Meredith reveals why she had to get out of the print magazine industry and why she finds it important to 'pass it forward' and help train tomorrow's UX designers on CareerFoundry's UX Design Course. Read on to learn more! 

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Webinar Series: Human Centered UI - Designing Useful, Usable Interfaces

Posted by Florence Collins on Nov 24, 2016 8:17:44 AM

CareerFoundry webinars cover the latest trends in tech, with a focus on UX design, UI design, web development, and app development. Each webinar is presented by an industry expert, and followed by an exciting Q&A discussion.

In this webinar, Hannah Alvarez, the lead content strategist at UserTesting discusses how to design your user interface to maximize user satisfaction. This webinar is a must-see for anyone considering becoming a UX designer, and gives valuable insights for anyone involved in creating content for the web.

Missed the webinar? Not to worry - you can still check out the complete webinar recording and read the Q&A transcript!

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8 Web Development Trends To Look Out For In 2017

Posted by Alexandre Ouellette on Nov 21, 2016 12:00:54 PM

In recent years, the web has been getting more and more ingrained in our daily lives. We use it for everything, from shopping, to banking, to reading our news. The demand for web development talent is as high as ever, and the scope of what developers can do is huge!

As 2016 draws to an end, I can't help but wonder what 2017 will have in store for us. Will the web weave its way into even more areas of our life? 

Here's my list of the main players that I think will reshape the tech landscape in 2017! 

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5 Myths Every UX Designer Will Know

Posted by Caroline White on Nov 17, 2016 6:40:38 AM

I’m sure many people will agree on this - UX design is one of the most misunderstood areas you can work in. But, it does make it all the more fun.

studied UX Design with CareerFoundry, and have spent two years working as a UX designer. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve had to correct people’s ideas of UX design, I could retire tomorrow! (Of course, UX is fascinating, so I wouldn’t.)

I’ve been made to feel like a tree-hugging hippie by serious developer types, or by bosses who thought I was disproportionately prioritizing our users over the business needs. And believe me, I've had some fun discussions in social situations when I explain what I do for a living.

So why is UX design so misunderstood? In this post, I’ll tell you what I think the issue is, and look at the common myths I hear time and time again!

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Webinar Series: UI Design Tools Every Designer Should Know About

Posted by Florence Collins on Nov 14, 2016 4:30:00 AM

CareerFoundry webinars cover the latest trends in tech, with a focus on UX design, UI design, web development, and app development. Each webinar is presented by an industry expert, and followed by an exciting Q&A discussion.

Is this webinar, Visual Design Lead at Zalando, Ray Ho shares the ultimate UI design tools that he and his team use on a daily basis, and provides valuable insights for anyone looking to start a career in UI design.

Missed the webinar? Not to worry - you can still check out the complete webinar recording and read the Q&A transcript!

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Webinar Series: How to Kickstart Your UX Career

Posted by Florence Collins on Nov 11, 2016 5:21:36 AM

CareerFoundry webinars cover the latest trends in tech, with a focus on UX design, UI design, web development, and app development. Each webinar is presented by an industry expert, and followed by an exciting Q&A discussion.

The webinar 'How to Kickstart Your UX Career' is an inspiring talk for anyone looking to become a UX designer.

Missed the webinar? Not to worry - you can still check out the complete webinar recording, and read the Q&A transcript!

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The Lowdown on the UX New Zealand 2016 Conference - Tomorrow. Today.

Posted by Caroline White on Nov 10, 2016 4:45:00 AM

I'm normally one of those people who doesn't win anything. Having said that, I've now had TWO big wins in the last couple of years.

My first big win was last year, when my team won the 2015 London UX Hackathon. That literally changed my life as I was given a CareerFoundry UX Design Course scholarship!  

The second big win occured on Monday. One minute, I thought I was spending all week in the office, the next I found out I'd won a ‘best Tweet’ competition on Twitter!

The main sponsors, mobile payment company Pushpay, were giving me a free ticket to UX New Zealand - the biggest UX conference in New Zealand. So here I am, after amazing 2 days, ready to share my trip diary!

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What is Xcode?

Posted by Norman Arvidsson on Nov 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Are you interested in developing your own apps for mobile? Then you'll need to know what Xcode is. In this article, we're going to break down everything you need to know about this development environment so you can get your foot on the ladder of a career in iOS development and start sending your apps to the App Store. 

Let's find out more. 

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