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Blog Category: UX/UI

More Than Finance: What It’s Like to Work in FinTech as a UX Designer

The world of finance is evolving, and fintech is at the heart of that change; powering everything from trading algorithms to banking applications. While it’s understandable to assume that everyone who works in fintech has a financial background, there are a variety of roles within the sector that attract individuals with creative skills. Aine Ekoh…

How to Build a UX Designer Portfolio: 6 UX Portfolio Examples

Portfolios are standard in many fields and industries: writing, art, web design, and design in general. This is also true for the field of UX/UI design, since a portfolio gives potential employers a feel for your experience and skill set and allows you to show off your experience and design sensibilities. Portfolios are more than…

Apply the Design Thinking Process in Your Business

Design thinking is here to stay. A growing number of businesses and industries are taking this innovative approach to solving problems from a human-centered perspective, since design thinking can be used to improve existing products and services, as well as determine which new ideas can best serve customers and attract new clients. It also aims…

UX/UI 101: Differences, Pathways, and Resources From Three Thought Leaders

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With the rise of digital technologies, a well-designed user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) can help make a company’s offerings more trustworthy and usable. Due to the increasing needs for efficient and intuitive digital presences, the need for UX and UI professionals has also increased. In fact, CNNMoney/PayScale’s list of Best Jobs in America…

How to Become a UX Researcher (No Experience Needed)

If you have a knack for understanding people and figuring out what makes them tick, a career in user experience (UX) research might just be the right fit for you. In this article, we’ll show you how to become a UX researcher and give you a few insights into what career training opportunities and job…

11 Must-Have UX Designer Skills for 2022

A handheld video game console. A foldable camping fork. An online banking app. What do these all have in common? Though they’re as different as can be, they all share one key commonality: a UX designer’s expertise. The job of a user experience (UX) designer is to create enjoyable and meaningful product experiences. These professionals…

11 Psychology Principles UX Designers Should Understand

It’s a fact of life — you spend five seconds figuring out that the pull handle on a door is actually a push mechanism, and those few moments of annoying inconvenience cast a pall over your day.  There are millions of examples of similar quirks in consumer psychology. We pick a neutral blue sweater over…

How the UX/UI Boot Camp Helped Muriel Saroufim Reboot Her Design Career

Like so many among us, COVID-19 turned Muriel Saroufim’s life upside down.  She was laid off from her job as a senior visual and UI designer at tech company Dell earlier this year, with over 10 years of experience in advertising, branding and digital design. Disheartened by the layoff — especially with a family to…

Switching Lanes: One UX Designer’s Strategy for Thriving During COVID-19 and Beyond

The reality of COVID-19 is a world where face-to-face interactions are limited and the virtual exchange of information, goods, and services reigns supreme. The marketing industry is no stranger to digital transformation, but COVID-19 was enough to bring the entire ecosystem online almost overnight.  As a creative director at a full-service ad agency, David Ciccocioppo…

How to Become a UX Designer in 5 Steps — With No Experience

Have you ever wondered how to become a UX designer? If you have an eye for design and a passion for improving clunky products, you might be the perfect fit for a career in the field. UX design is simply a shorthand term for user experience design. It encompasses the many ways that people interact…

The UX/UI Industry: A Beginner’s Guide

  In today’s digital era, a well-designed user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) make a website or an app more engaging, trustworthy, and accessible. That is why an increasing number of companies are looking for talented user interface and user experience designers who can transform the digital presence of their business through optimized interfaces,…

UX vs. UI Design: What’s The Difference?

Today, we see the term “UX/UI” thrown around quite a bit—so much so that many people assume the two fields are a single discipline or that they can be used interchangeably. While UX and UI design do share some overlap, they have more differences than similarities. So, let’s explore what each of them really is,…