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XD Career
April 25, 2017 / UX/UI Design

Building a Great Design Team Starts with the Job Posting: How to Appeal to Top Talent

Increased demand for designers means that talented candidates have lots of options to choose from, and that both design agency/client service firms and in-house teams are competing for skilled practitioners. So what can you do when creating job postings for design roles to ensure you get quality applications from excellent candidates?

XD Workplace Leadership
April 12, 2017

Designing Culture: Creating Design Aware Organizations

Design works best when it operates as a holistically across an organization, that plays nicely with other functions and approaches. In order to do this, leaders need to build design cultures that are contextually appropriate and contextually aware.

XD Best Practices
March 30, 2017 / UX/UI Design

What Every UI Designer Needs to Know About Visual Perception

What do designers need to know about perception? When we design for people, it’s useful to understand some of the processes that influence how people experience and perceive our designs.

XD Behind the Design
March 23, 2017 / UX/UI Design

Inside the Minds of a Design Team

Ever wished you could just take a sneak-peek inside their minds? We chat with a product designer, a scrum master and a UX researcher to get the scoop on how they think about project phases, what they love and hate, and some of their typical thoughts at each stage.

February 22, 2017 / UX/UI Design

Hip Hippos Do it With Others: Three Handy Acronyms for Creating Effective Design Critiques

Feedback, critique, review… We’ve all had difficult experience with critique that was untimely, uninvited, ill-informed or otherwise unhelpful. A few things to keep in mind to improve the critique process.

XD Trends
February 14, 2017 / UX/UI Design

Exploring the State of Design in Europe and North America

Six designers, ranging from UX, experience and service designers, all with experience of working in both Europe and North America, weigh in about their experiences. Interestingly, the perspectives were quite diverse, but had some common threads.