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XD Career
August 18, 2017 / UX/UI Design

How Different Companies Define the Role of UX When Hiring

As the demand for UX designers increases, so too does the range of job possibilities. Like many other design roles, no two UX roles are the same. We took a look at some of the job listings currently posted online to paint a picture of what different companies are looking for in UX designers.

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Geometry Meets Design

Geometry has always played a central role in design. Some designers have found amazing ways to marry repetition, geometry, and color to make us see the world a little differently.

XD Best Practices
August 17, 2017 / UX/UI Design

Are Your User Personas Growing With You?

We chat with anthropologist and UX professional Natalie Hanson about how designers can keep up with users as they evolve and change throughout their lives. Do your user personas still speak to who your users are?

XD Best Practices
August 16, 2017 / UX/UI Design

6 Reasons Why Graphic Designers Should Learn UX Design

More than ever, it seems UX design is top of mind for many organizations. The importance of good UX design continues to transform the design industry. There are many reasons why graphic designers should learn UX design, and here are 6 of them.

XD Workplace Leadership
August 15, 2017 / UX/UI Design

Unconscious Bias in The Workplace: IDEO.org’s Rafael Sergio Smith Talks Design Solutions to Promote Diversity

Rafael Sergio Smith is the design lead at IDEO.org, IDEO’s non-profit arm aiming at tackling challenges related to poverty around the world. He’s done a lot of research into what he calls widespread unconscious bias in hiring practices, and is a firm believer that technology and design is the answer.

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Create Gradient-Filled Objects With the Blend Tool in Adobe Illustrator

Knowing how to manipulate gradients is an advantageous skill for any designer. With a few short steps, you can create a dazzling image that looks like it took hours to create.