The games industry is a dynamic field in which technological advancements and artistic expressions are combined to create new experiences. Getting into the industry requires a transferable skill set that accommodates key differences between games and other interactive systems that impact games’ UXR objectives and approaches. Industry differences are discussed along with the benefits of…
A UX designer explores what it means to work as a junior designer at an influential big tech company. He shares his top four lessons learned from a two-year journey at PayPal™. Lessons include embracing the unhappy path in design, designing and collaborating in a fast-paced environment, balancing product design with product management, and learning…
A poll of UX professionals shows an increasing number identify as both designers and researchers while the industry complains of a decline in the depth in UX practice. This article takes an in-depth look at the metacognitive processes used in each role and the ways in which they conflict with each other, which may reduce…
This article presents information and concerns for AI-powered interviewing technology that speaks to employers to help them make informed decisions about using AI interviewing technologies.
What makes UXers tick? This article discusses two surveys: one using the Five Factor Model of personality and another the RIASEC model for occupational fit.
UX professionals sometimes struggle to communicate assertively at work. We present ideas to put this skill into practice, with examples and suggestions from real life.
A review of The UX Handbook by Cory Lebson. A career guideline for UX professionals.
With the rise of online educational programs, the UX industry may soon start emphasizing not only a candidate’s experience, but also certification.
How do you mentor large numbers of people quickly to help them get into UX or to develop in their UX career?
The gaming industry needs UX researchers who understand the unique challenges of creating good experiences for video games, which are very different than other interfaces.