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Title: How the future of the user interface will redefine your job Context: Job descriptions evolve. Professional skills change. The gainfully employed understand and embrace this. Synopsis: The world is changing. Easy statement to make, because it’s always true. The

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Title: 10 Most Common Misconceptions About User Experience Design Context: There’s only 10?!?! Synopsis: I once tried to explain to my parents what my job is. Suffice it to say that when they are now asked what their eldest son

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Title: Can Anybody Be a Designer? Context: They call us designers, which is why we get paid the big bucks.* But can anyone really do what we do? Synopsis: “Oh, you’re a designer? So you like draw stuff, right?” Most

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Elephant on the computer illustrationImage credit: Frits Ahlefeldt-Laurvig, "Elephant on the computer illustration", May 16, 2011, Flickr

Title: The Top Six Indications You Need A New User Experience Expert Context: Lots of people claim to be a UX expert, but how can you really tell who’s telling you the truth? Synopsis: There is a language to user

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On introspectionImage credit: Mike Lynch, "On introspection", February 26, 2009, Flickr

Title: Creating a Marketing Strategy for Your UX Skills Context: In order to effectively influence other people’s perception of us we must be conscious of how we present ourselves to the world. Synopsis: What are your strengths as a user

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Title: The Meaning of User Experience Context: User experience is often perceived as a profession of all trades, with the parallel expectation that it also be the master of them all as well. Synopsis: Ask 100 people what “user experience”

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Title: The fall and rise of user experience Context: Put some coffee on and sit back for this epic analysis of the past, present and future of the UX profession. Synopsis: In many ways UX is a victim of its

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