Archive for the 'Hiring' topic

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. […]

UIE Seeks a Masterful Marketing Maven

Director of Marketing at User Interface Engineering Fast Forward One Year: We want to thank you for crafting and executing a marketing strategy for User Interface Engineering. Here’s what happened under your leadership: You increased our revenues beyond our wildest dreams because of your ingenious unified approach that clearly tied all of our products and […]

Wanted: Amazing Business Intern

We’re looking for an amazing Business Intern for a paid, 4-month internship. Fast Forward Four Months… We’d like to thank you for doing a fantastic job as our 2013 Winter/Spring Business Intern. You started with a thorough analysis of the purchasing patterns in our UIE Virtual Seminar series, as compared to registrations for our live […]

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 […]

Passionate About Design; Dispassionate About Your Design

Recently, we’ve interviewed dozens of design managers about what separates out their best designers from the rest. One of the consistent answers we’ve gotten is “The best designers are passionate about design, yet dispassionate about their own designs.” The managers tell us they look for folks who get very excited and curious about creating great […]

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 […]

The Hands vs. the Brains

[This article originally appeared at Johnny Holland.] What’s the difference between contracting and consulting? One major difference comes down to whether the job is handwork or brainwork. Whether you’re an “innie” or an “outie,” this is applicable. Innies are UX professionals who work inside an organization. Even though they are part of the company, they […]

Wanted: Amazing Business Intern

We’re looking for an amazing Business Intern for a paid, 4-month internship. Fast Forward Four Months… We’d like to thank you for doing a fantastic job as our 2012 Winter Business Intern. You started with a thorough analysis of the purchasing patterns in our UIE Virtual Seminar series. This led to some amazing insights on […]