Design Sprint is an extremely productive five-day framework for solving design problems. Not only it returns immediate results, but it also gets everyone on the same page and brings the best ideas to the surface. Our guest today is Jonathan Courtney, CEO and founder of AJ&Smart. You’ll learn what makes sprints so effective, what exactly happens during these five days, and how to get started with your next client.Read more
According to research, 84% of digital transformation projects fail. How can we fix that? Who is responsible — the leadership or the execution team? Our guest today is Jonathon Hensley, founder & CEO of Emerge Interactive. You’ll learn how to define (and document) your vision as a product owner, build the best team possible, and drive digital projects to the desired outcome.Read more
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.Read more
Is that new project really worth your attention? Should you say “yes” to that new client? Freelancers and consultants face these challenges daily. Today our guest is Matt Inglot, the founder of Freelance Transformation and micro-agency owner. You’ll learn how to identify your ideal client, qualify incoming leads, organize your client intake, and avoid common red flags.Read more
How do you measure value in such abstract industry as design? Today we continue on the topic of value-based pricing with our guest Nick Disabato, a famous designer and writer. You’ll learn how to identify and demonstrate the value of your UI/UX services, what exactly stands behind a high price tag, what KPIs to measure, and how to bring maximum business value to the table.Read more
Feeling trapped in hourly billing forever? Welcome to our two-part miniseries on value-based pricing. Our guest today is Jonathan Stark, a famous consultant and author of Hourly Billing Is Nuts. You’ll learn why hourly billing is detrimental to your earnings and to your productivity, how to transition to value-based pricing, and how to conduct all the hard conversations with your clients.Read more
Building a product is never a simple linear process, not to mention processes in large UX teams. Our guest today is Kurt Shmidt, the president of Foundry and host of The Schmidt List podcast. You’ll learn what makes a good design team, what tools and methods are available, how to distribute tasks and make smooth transitions between different project stages.Read more
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.Read more
Technical training is a great place to be: instructors get paid well for teaching domain knowledge to large companies (who have dedicated budgets). But how do you get your foot in the door? In this episode, Reuven Lerner — a famous trainer, author, and consultant — gives us a detailed introduction into the industry. You’ll learn what the training process looks like, what kind of knowledge you need, and how to land your first training gig.Read more
“Selling” your work to team members and stakeholders is a huge part of designer’s success. Today we’re digging deeper into this topic with Tom Greever, UX director at Bitovi and the author of Articulating Design Decisions. You’ll learn how to communicate your decisions to all parties involved, present your work effectively, and deal with challenges like unfriendly managers or committees.Read more
With this free email course you’ll conduct a simple do-it-yourself audit of your web app: eliminate the obvious design flaws, gain control of your features, and start building the UI that customers really want.