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Expert Perspectives on the State of Design Education

by Micah Bowers

Aspiring designers have more educational opportunities than any time in history. Do the available options provide worthwhile design training, or are they simply clever money-making schemes?

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How to Transition from UX Designer to UX Consultant

by Micah Bowers

What does a UX consultant do? More importantly, what does it take for a UX designer to become a consultant and thrive?

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Partners in Design – A Guide to Client Empathy

by Jay Oldaker

Being empathetic is not a selective practice. Designers know how to use empathy to uncover the behaviors and needs of a user. Those same methods and techniques can be used in client relationships.

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Card Sorting: Better Information Architecture by Aligning with Users' Mental Models

by Micah Bowers

Users shouldn’t need insider knowledge to find what they’re looking for on the web. Card sorting lets designers create intuitive UX by organizing content the way customers do in their minds.

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New Web Order: An Overview of Content-First Design

by Robert Suckley

Designers do not simply decorate, they create an experience of moving through content. There are various strategies available that align the client and team in creating content that will result in better designs.

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Data-driven Design and Generative Design – An Overview

by Shane Ketterman

Data-driven and generative design are two important design processes that can be exploited at the same time to create better product designs and user experiences.

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Who, What, and Why – A Guide to User Testing Methods

by Jeff Bryant

The fundamental purpose of user testing is to better understand and empathize with people who are the core users of a digital product.

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If You're Not Using UX Data, It's Not UX Design

by Micah Bowers

Intuition and experience without UX data lead to a dangerous assumption: Designer knows best. We’re drawing a line in the sand: If it’s not based on user research, it’s not UX design.

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Why You Don’t Need Design Education

by Micah Bowers

For decades, a design diploma was the golden ticket to career opportunity. As this path now faces scrutiny, we examine the issues plaguing design institutions and offer radical solutions for change.

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