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

Posted by Florence Collins on Nov 24, 2016 2:17:44 PM

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 6:00:54 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 12:40:38 PM

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 10:30:00 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 11:21:36 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 10:45:00 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 3:00:00 PM

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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Mentor Spotlight: Sophie Lepinoy - UX Designer

Posted by Valentina Calandra on Nov 3, 2016 10:30:00 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, UX design mentor, Sophie Lepinoy discusses her career change from finance to design, and her experience as a freelance UX designer and teacher.

After spending 7 years as a financial analyst, she followed her dreams, became a UX designer, and went freelance. Read on for an insight into the life of a UX designer, and get her top tips for beginners!

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Creatives Without Borders Partners With CareerFoundry

Posted by Valentina Calandra on Oct 28, 2016 5:04:13 PM

CareerFoundry students  are often involved in fascinating and valuable projects alongside their studies or after they have graduated from their courses with us. In this article, we showcase the stories and work of two of our students - Amal Habashy, a CareerFoundry UX design student, and Chema Mora, a CareerFoundry web development student - who were invited to collaborate with Creatives Without Borders (CWB).

Creatives Without Borders is an organization that “connects, accelerates and promotes organizations and creatives to help them generate a bigger social impact”

Let's dive a bit deeper into their stories. 

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A Beginner’s Guide to the 10 Most Popular Programming Languages

Posted by Eric An on Oct 27, 2016 10:31:10 AM

You’re sitting in a Starbucks, trying to get through the countless emails and reports that your boss needed by yesterday, when you hear some interesting chatter from the next table over.

They’re throwing around terms like "Ruby", "Java", "Python", and "Swift". You wonder what kind of conversation involves gems, coffee, snakes, and a controversial musical artist?

Hopefully, a quick Google search has led you to this article and you can now join in the enlightening debate and tell them interesting facts about “PHP”, all the while ignoring that urgent text message from your boss asking why you're researching illegal drugs on your work computer.

Read on to learn about the major languages that are available in today’s programming world!

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