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UX Design Careers in 2018 and Beyond: The Future of the UX Designer

2018-11-14T03:05:05+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

At the time of this writing, a search for UX design jobs on job finder Glassdoor reveals almost 20,000 open positions in the United States alone. By another source, the number is 24,000, with a 22% projected growth rate in the next ten years. Salaries vary between USD$60,000 to $127,000 annually, with the median salary [...]

Content recommendations and the creation of emotions

2018-10-25T03:05:09+00:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

This article investigates content recommender systems. Because Netflix is probably the best known recommendation system and numerous articles have been published about their system, I will concentrate on their content recommendation mechanism as representative of the type. I will show that the Netflix mechanism contains characteristics of updated theories of emotion—mainly constructed emotions theory—but it [...]

Trusting the Process

2018-09-19T03:05:00+00:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

I am a firm believer that success starts with the statement of work (SOW). An appropriate and attainable SOW determines whether my team of UX designers and researchers get the time and activities we require to fully understand a client’s needs and fashion a suitable solution. Regrettably, we often work within overly prescriptive SOWs that [...]

Biased by Design

2018-07-18T03:05:14+00:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

Back in the mid-90s, as the personal computer was booming, I was just your fairly average tween with a Skip-It. I spent my summers in the California sunshine counting: 100, 208, 300, 986, always aching to get to 1,000. While my parents worked long past sunset, I played on the sidewalk of my parents’ company, [...]

Where Do Design and Business Strategy Meet? Design Thinking

2018-06-20T03:05:14+00:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

Design is a logical art. It’s the thought process behind the first mark on a page. It’s empathy applied systematically. It’s creative through abductive reasoning. In other words, designers are no strangers to strategy. Yet even designers themselves forget that the world of design is much larger than mockups and prototypes. This “capital D” conception [...]

Book in Brief: Living in Information

2018-06-13T03:05:19+00:00June 13th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

Editors’ note: This “Book in Brief” feature here on Boxes and Arrows is fromLiving in Information: Responsible Design for Digital Places by Jorge Arango. We’ll publish an excerpt, up to 500 words, of your book. The catch is that we’ll only publicize one book a month; first come, first serve. Other rules will certainly occur to us [...]

How to Create a Smart Home Product People Actually Want to Use

2018-06-06T03:05:17+00:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

For all the hype around the Internet of Things, most people are still content to control their homes manually. A recent Gartner survey found that they don’t mind getting up to adjust the temperature or turn off the lights, and 58 percent of respondents actually prefer the idea of standalone devices to connected ones. If [...]

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