Category: UX Careers

Should UXers get a PhD?

People often ask whether it’s a good idea to get a PhD to become a better UX researcher. It’s a tough question: is advanced education really more valuable than spending that time learning on the job? We recently tackled this topic in a discussion panel…

How to break into UX (and be successful once you have)

An interview with Elizabeth Chesters and Omar Akhtar. Right now, it feels like a lot of people are trying to kickstart their career in UX—whether that means starting out from scratch, or making the switch from another discipline (and no, I’m not just talking about dubious agencies rebranding their design teams…

How to explain design to non-designers

Here’s the former editor of WhatUsersDo, Timi Olutu, with a UXchat all about how to explain design to non-designers. “No, it’s not art. It’s more analytical. How do you feel about door handles? No, not in an emotional sense. Don Norman says that… oh I give…