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Looking for Another Amazing Web Developer Intern

We’re looking for an amazing Web Developer Intern for a paid, 6-month internship. It starts in January 2015 in our offices just north of Boston. Fast Forward Six Months… We’d like to thank you for doing a fantastic job as our 2015 Winter/Spring Web Developer Intern. You’ve excelled at maintaining, editing, and documenting our stable […]

UIETips: A Typical UX Team of One Job Description

In this week’s UIEtips, I take a look at an excerpt from Leah Buley’s new book, The User Experience Team of One – A Research and Design Survival Guide. Here’s an excerpt from the article: If you happen to be in the job market, it can be helpful to know how to spot a UX […]

The Best Interview Question for Hiring UX Designers

What if you could ask one question during an interview that would tell you everything you need to know about the candidate you’re thinking of hiring? As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big fan of Lou Adler’s Hire with Your Head recruiting strategy. A big component of how Lou approaches hiring is the interview conversation. […]

Building a UX Team? Buy this Book

Lou Adler’s Hire With Your Head is a hidden treasure. The best $19.77 you’ll ever spend. It will help you ensure you get the absolute best UX team, even though ‘user experience’ is not mentioned once in the entire book. Lou shares several head-slappingly simple techniques for hiring the best folks, which is something you […]

The IA Summit: Where UX Experts Emerge

Every year, I go to 40 different conferences to hunt for the smartest, best UX presentations for our own conferences and virtual seminars. The IA Summit is, by far, the conference for which I’ve discovered the most talented of our presenters over the years. It was at the IA Summit that I first saw Luke […]

UIE’s Most Popular Resource & Information Tweets: Sept. 2 – 8

Here’s a recap of the resources and information we shared on Twitter last week. Prototyping New podcast with @nathanacurtis – Prototyping with HTML and CSS Mobile Some interesting stats on tablet use via infographics. You’ll learn to get rid of the junk your mobile CSS doesn’t need in Mobile-First Responsive Design on 9/13 #uievs Wireframing […]

Playing The Main Character In Your Portfolio Story

Recently, I’ve been talking about having your portfolio tell the story of your best work. One part of any story is the main character, who, in this case, would be you. After all, a project is like an adventure. You start out heading in one direction, then things happen, and you end up growing your […]

A Great Portfolio Isn’t a Collection of Deliverables

A great portfolio is a collection of the stories that describe your best work. As the demand for UX professionals increases, there’s been a renewed discussion on the importance of having a portfolio. There are even some, like Whitney Hess in a recent SxSW panel, who assert that because UX isn’t really about the deliverables, […]

Should You Be Hands or Brains?

[This is part 2 of a two-part post. For this article to make sense, you probably want to read part 1. This article was originally published on JohnnyHolland.org.] In the last installment, we talked about the distinction between Hands contractors and Brains consultants. Hands are brought in by the team as an extra resource to […]

How Important Is Natural Talent To Becoming A Great Designer?

Natural talent isn’t hard to spot. We see it when someone walks up and accomplishes something with ease, something that we ourselves struggle with. Look at any young and accomplished musician or artist. Or at those twenty-something sports stars. They are obviously talented. Yet, how much of a role does their talent really play in […]