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Start Here: Your Essential Content Guide

My dear friend, here’s a curated list of content organized by topic. I put it together for you, so that you can learn the essentials of our business ecosystem without paying top dollar for expensive training.

It starts with my own books and talks, and continues with other resources organized by topic. Note: I only include resources that are either free or very affordable.

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Getting Started in UI/UX: How to Pursue Your Career

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UI/UX is trendy and lucrative these days. The demands are growing, too! Every day I meet more people who are just starting out in UI/UX — moving in from other design industries like print or web design, or coming in from development or product management.

This roadmap will help you pursue a professional career in UI/UX, from day one to your first paid client project and beyond. It’s definitely opinionated, and I’m sure there’s a thousand other ways to achieve your goals.

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UI Breakfast Year in Review 2020

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Happy St. Valentine’s Day! You can tell things are going fast, as my end-of-year report is coming out in February.

This year was a mixed bag. Below you’ll see a highlight reel of the good parts, but don’t be mistaken: there were struggles, uncertainty, and fear. This year we all tried to keep our Maslow pyramids in place, while the foundations were at the risk of crumbling. However, I’m incredibly grateful for everything, and happy to be where I am. (more…)

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UI Breakfast Year in Review 2019

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What a year. What a decade. Another opportunity to reflect on the ups and downs, business and personal, and share the learnings with you.

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UI Breakfast Year in Review 2018

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Happy holidays everyone! It’s time to look back at 2018. It’s been six years since UI Breakfast was created, and these yearly reviews have been an important part of the journey.

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It’s a girl!

If you noticed a decrease in publishing frequency lately… and how I’ve been losing my breath quickly on the podcast… now you know the reason! A lovely baby girl was born on September 26, our sweet number three in the family (the boys are 5 and 6 years old).

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The Chicken or the Egg? Explaining Our Early Product Design Decisions at Userlist.io

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“You need to get comfortable being uncomfortable.”

This was the blunt feedback one of our early adopters gave us during his onboarding call.

As co-founders, we’d spent the past several months doing customer research for Userlist.io, collecting a round of pre-orders, and using our findings to build a very raw MVP. Now, we were finally ready to invite our first few customers into the product. (more…)

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UI Breakfast Year in Review 2017

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The new year is around the corner, and it’s time to pause and self-reflect. This year was very productive: I did plenty of consulting, grew my podcast, published another book, sold my SaaS product, and started a new one.

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UI Practicum #11. Real-Life UI Audit Example: BuzzSumo

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Today I’m sharing a custom UI audit report for BuzzSumo — a popular analytics tool for content marketers. I’ve always admired their product success story, and did a little dance when they asked me for UI/UX help.

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UI Practicum #10. Is Full Customization Always the Best Choice? (Three Ways to Handle Reminders)

Every single day founders (myself included) are bombarded with feature requests. Our gut instinct is to rush ahead and provide as much customization “power” as we can. But do users really need endless choices? Today we’ll explore three possible levels of customization. You’ll see how three web applications handle reminder settings in totally different ways.

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