Are UX design certification programs seen as worthwhile by employers? Worthwhile enough to spend $4,000 and a year of my life to try to transition from content strategist/editor/creator to UX design work? [more inside]
I'm an experienced product & "UX" designer who just started a new job (yay!) where the focus in the short term is managing design work done by external vendors & studios. I've done some of this before, but always small scale and usually in conjunction with a project manager who handled most of the time and team management stuff. I need your advice, tips, tools, and other lore on ways of managing design projects like these as I'm in a little over my head. [more inside]
Our UX designer is leaving for a new job, and we want to get her a going-away gift. Any ideas for something design-related that is somewhat geeky but cool and trendy?
Can you show me examples of websites you love that make it easy for you to sign up for/purchase classes? Alternatively, can you point me towards resources for best design practices for this kind of site (online signup for real-life classes)? [more inside]
How can I build a component library so our designers and developers keep things synchronized and don't end up doing a lot of double and triple work? [more inside]
I'd like to start running focus groups on the software I design, and I'd love it if any of you lovely people have experience/resources/best practices you can share. [more inside]
PC or Mac for would be web/multimedia designer? [more inside]
Help me make sense of the conflicting or incomplete information on the web regarding User Experience, UX, User Experience Design and its relationship to physical products not connected to the internet or having electronic parts. [more inside]
My background is in Web Development, but I just took a "User Interface" Developer position. What are some good resources to help me move from the world of code to the world UI? [more inside]
I think I want to be a UX/UI designer. Tell me about the nitty-gritty of daily life and whether a grad program would be worthwhile. [more inside]
Where's the best place for UX/UI/IA/ID people to work in New York City? I'm an interaction designer/user experience person at an agency in NYC looking for something new. Khoi Vinh's essay, The End of Client Services, has me thinking that it's time to step away from agency life. [more inside]
How can I make myself indispensable at a new job? [more inside]
I'm a solo UI designer for an ad agency & I'm looking for good website or blogs that'll inspire me to make cool & effective user interfaces. Individual websites are cool & all ,but what I'm really looking for are sites like TheFWA or SmashingMagazine that curate cool designs. Bonus points for sites that look at e-commerce websites. Fellow web designers: Where do you get inspiration?
I'm looking for user interface (UI) and user experience articles, tutorials, and resources specifically targetted at tablet applications. [more inside]
Google testing 41 shades of blue. AA firing one of their web designers for responding to a designer. Don Norman failing to get Apple to standardize their power switch on the Mac product line. What are other great war stories about HCI / web design / UX design? [more inside]
I'm trying to find the words for a certain principle in user experience design. It's similar to "chartjunk" vs. "data ink" as described by Edward Tufte. Better explanation inside: [more inside]
Help me organize boat-loads of data in a well-designed, user-friendly way! I'm making a website for an organization with a very comprehensive and interesting audio archive (say, 1500 items). I'm trying to find a way to represent the archive (about 24 items at a time, per page) in a visually easy, comprehensible way. [more inside]
What cool iPad apps should I buy for my brother? [more inside]
What does a web designer / web UX designer workflow look like in 2010? [more inside]
What type of graduate programs focus on User Experience Design or HCI? Everyone seems to have a different name for it, and university sites are hard to navigate at best. I'm less interested in computer science degrees, but perhaps that all that is out there?