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Why Design Teams Need Psychological Safety
What is psychological safety, and why do your designers need it? Digital designer Alejandro Velasco explains how to create a workplace environment that increases creativity, productivity, and talent retention.
Alejandro is a digital product designer specializing in user-centered design, UI/UX, and developing visual and interaction languages. He operated as the senior designer on projects with New Relic, Telefónica, and Personio. Alejandro has a master’s degree in industrial and product design from the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan.
Expert Designers Leading Healthcare Product Innovation
Modern medical products unburden healthcare providers, improve the patient experience, and save lives. What can we learn from the designers leading this surge in healthcare product innovation?
Micah Bowers is a designer and writer whose work has been featured in Fast Company, TNW, and other notable publications. He is a Lead Editor at Toptal.
UX Design Job Interview Tips for Global Candidates: Landing Your Dream Role in the US
Searching for a design job is never easy—and it’s even more challenging if you’re new to the country and culture you want to work in. Here are steps one designer took to build a successful design career in America.
Elena is a multidisciplinary product designer and educator from Ukraine who now works in New York City. She has worked for numerous companies in the US and Ukraine, including fashion-technology startup CreateMe, healthcare startup Outcomes4Me, and EPAM, an enterprise software company used by Google, Salesforce, and Adobe. She holds a bachelor’s in architecture from Lviv Polytechnic National University in Ukraine and speaks four languages.
Designing GitHub’s Octoverse: A Data Visualization Case Study
Designer Gemma Busquets shares how she created a responsive website and 20+ engaging charts and graphs for the software development platform’s annual report.
Gemma is a designer and creative director with over 15 years of experience in UX, data visualization, and branding. She has taught data visualization for 7+ years at the university level and has directed a master’s degree program on the subject. Gemma’s portfolio includes collaborations with GitHub, Coca-Cola, Nike, Visa, and Seat.
Craft an Outstanding UX Portfolio With These Recruiter Tips
Many UX portfolios are poorly formatted and lack crucial information. Leverage these portfolio design tips from a UX recruiter to stand out and get hired.
Ignasi is a product designer and UX recruiter who has spent more than a decade working with tech companies, design consultancies, and outsourcing services. He specializes in developing research frameworks, creating wireframes, producing vibrant digital products, and building customer experience teams by recruiting talent from around the world.
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Don’t Always Champion the User: How to Balance Business Priorities and UX
Designers who advocate for the user without showing an awareness of business objectives are at risk of being ignored. These strategies will help you communicate the value of UX to stakeholders.
Damir is a digital designer who has created payments systems at Booking.com, open-data portals for Australian state governments, and the search experience at Envato Market. He has also facilitated design sprint workshops at Harvard University, been a lead UX instructor at General Assembly, and led AR/VR design at Archimedes Digital.
Understanding Cognitive Bias in Product Design, the Good and Bad (With Infographic)
Knowing the psychology of how and why we make certain decisions can help in creating more user-centric sites and apps.
Nataliia is a product design expert who specializes in conversion-rate optimization and holds the Nielsen Norman Group certification in UX design. She has a particular focus on research and analytics-based decision making. Her recent clients include education technology company Carnegie Learning; British National Health Service health app Now Patient; and business services company Office Automated.
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