Communication

Unpaid UX Work Disguised As “Design Exercises”: How To Handle It

After a very enjoyable initial call where I had a great rapport with the interviewer, she explained that the next round of interviews was a design exercise: I was to redesign a section of their existing product. If the CEO liked it, I’d move on to the next round of interviews. This is a request …

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No one cares as much about your designs as you do

Early in my career, I was really busy trying to learn the tools of the trade. I was obsessed with color combinations, animations, gradients, and typefaces. I’d get incredibly excited when I created a cool-looking new design or learned a new way to build something in Photoshop. This excitement would inevitably turn into frustration when …

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Simple ways to get clients and stakeholders to approve your designs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIyxs0QL-ZQ “Client: Shouldn’t these additional tasks have all been covered at the start of the project?  Me: Yes, if you had told us about them. You gave us many new tasks during the project and we dealt with each one as they came. We had to work weekends. Client: But how did you not know about them? Me: How …

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