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4 ways to become a great UI/UX designer without a degree?

Nowadays you don’t need a design degree or have any previous experience in design to become a UI/UX designer. I am a self-taught UI/UX designer with no design background.

The Importance of Keeping Up with the Latest CSS Techniques

It seems like every few years, some revolutionary new feature gets a lot of attention. And while I find it interesting, I’m usually not an early adopter.

Customer Experience vs. User Experience – Why the Difference Matters

Many people incorrectly use CX and UX interchangeably, but these describe different levels of user/customer interactions. We explore CX vs. UX, how these differ/intersect, and the metrics teams use to measure and optimize performance.

Still can’t get a UX job? Give up

The common story line starts with them having already searched for a job for months; some half a year, some more than a year. Some of these people I do feel empathy for, as they are pretty decent designers caught in the eye of the hiring shitstorm. A lot of people though, I really wish they would just quit.

7 Potentially Bad UI Elements That are Killing Your Website

Yet, eye-sore fashion isn’t the only thing that’s a disgrace to good design. Ill-thought-out and lacklustre websites are too. If you can believe it, the world’s worst website ever exists. There’s a lot about the website that will bother you. After all, it was built to do as much, and we come across many bad website examples on the daily.

5 Techniques For Effective User Onboarding

What happens during the first experience can make or break any app. To ensure users don’t delete your app after the first try, you must successfully onboard and engage them during the first interactions.

How to Write a Good Error Message: A UX Writer’s Guide

As UX writers, we have the power to turn a user’s mistake into a positive experience with just a few words. Here’s how.

Down the wrong path: the disaster of the latest Duolingo UI update

The world’s largest language learning platform recently rolled out a major update to its 50M active monthly users. The new “path UI” aims to simplify the learning experience, but it comes with some major usability flaws.

Performance Cards: Designing with Empathy and Meaning

When we design a new feature at Spotify, it will be used by people all over the globe, from North America to Sub-Saharan Africa, to Japan. Our markets have significant technological differences, and so, to design for them in a meaningful way, we have to infuse our design process with empathy.  

UX writing files: Is UX writing an underrated job?

If you’re a designer, you know how important it is to have good written communication skills. But what if I told you that there’s a whole other job out there that requires even better writing skills than design?

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