What should you consider when designing a learning process? Our guest today is Jenae Cohn, the author of Design for Learning. You’ll learn the motivation behind writing the book, how to choose the right format for your training, what interaction formats work best for different group sizes, and more.
How can a self-audit help you move forward in your design career? Our guest today is Rajeev Subramanian, founder of Shift UX. You’ll learn about the three stages of doing a self-audit, why it’s important to lean into a specific niche, how this process can help inform your job search strategies, and more.
How can UX designers position themselves to land the best suitable roles? Our guest today is Sarah Doody, UX researcher, designer and founder of Career Strategy Lab. You’ll learn what companies look for when they are hiring designers, tips for crafting your portfolio, creative ways to scope projects before starting, and more.
What frameworks can we use to guide better conversations? Our guest today is Daniel Stillman, conversation designer and executive coach. You’ll learn about several conversational modes, why it is important to have conversations with ourselves, how mentorship is different from coaching, and more.
How can we leverage product design exercises in our hiring process? Our guest is Artiom Dashinsky, author of Solving Product Design Exercises and founder of Swag Fair. You’ll learn how to prepare for interviews as a designer, how to evaluate designers as a manager, tips for building your design portfolio, and more.
How can we grow as designers within teams and companies? What can we do to stay happy and do our best work? Our guest today is Scott Belsky, founder of Behance and Chief Product Officer at Adobe. You’ll learn how to think about your design career, learn from great designers, work with teammates and leaders, and more.
These days, design roles are becoming more multidisciplinary, while designers are rapidly evolving into leaders. Shouldn’t design education also shift gears, and cater to more inclusive skillsets? Our guest today is Ekaterina Solomeina, creative director, TEDx speaker, and co-founder of Future London Academy. You’ll hear Ekaterina’s insights on design learning, self-improvement techniques, and the misconceptions and current trends in education. (more…)Read more
The tech world is complex enough to puzzle adults, not to mention children. How shall we teach them about computers? Our guest today is Miriam Tocino, the author of Zerus & Ona book series. We discuss the challenges of parenthood, how Miriam has used intuitive writing to create an engaging book experience, and how to bring up our kids with the right technical mindset.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
How do you switch to UI/UX from another design field? What do you need to learn, and how? Today our guest is Nick Babich, the editor-in-chief of UX Planet, and we walk through all the steps in such transition. You’ll learn about the skills, tools, methods, and resources to fuel your UI/UX career.Read more
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