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How to Get That First Product Design Job

By GrowthX Academy mentor, Amanda Linden, Director of Product Design at Facebook Originally posted on prototypr.io Building your portfolio, getting noticed, and interviewing successfully at tech companies I recently spoke to a group of students […]

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Student Spotlight: Mark Phan

Originally published on SkillsFund After realizing he wanted a career change, Mark wound up in San Francisco with a game plan and a desire for a new challenge. After learning about and visiting several San […]

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How to Use Research for Design

By GrowthX Academy UX Design Student, Sarah Mina Todd Scheuring, a product designer at Honeybook, shared the importance of UX Research in UX Design as he talked to the UX Design students at GrowthX Academy. […]

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UX Passion Projects Direct Your Career

By GrowthX Academy UX Design student Landy Hao Lisa Ratner is a UX Designer who applies user experience strategies to the civic tech and the public transportation fields. As a GrowthX Academy mentor, she came to […]

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Don’t Pollute Your Problem Space with the Solution Space!

By GrowthX Academy student, Anna Canicosa I first heard these words from Dan Olsen at a GrowthX Academy event, “A Playbook for Achieving Product-Market Fit” while he presented the Product-Market Fit Pyramid with the Lean […]

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The Magic of Metaphors in User Research

Written by Neha Rameja, GrowthX Academy UX Design student Humans express themselves in Metaphors. When people express their deep emotions and narrate their experiences, these metaphors are decoded by researchers and built into valuable insights. […]

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Three UX Designers on Why They Design and How They Got Started

GrowthX Academy spoke with three UX designers about what inspired them to pursue a career in the field and how they got started. They each came to UX design from different careers but were all fascinated by the opportunity […]

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CES 2017: The Next Killer App for the Car

After a few days of digesting last week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas, I’ve thought about what new user experiences I saw would have the most practical impact. With everything from new VR apps […]

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Communication and Empathy Drive UX Design

“What we all do is with the customer in mind.” (Dane Howard) One of our GrowthX Academy Mentors, Dane Howard, who is the Chief Experience Officer at Trov Inc., an InsurTech company, stopped by recently […]

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A Career Switch Can Be Valuable

Dave Leggett is in the middle of a career switch from Financial Planning to UX Design as a student at GrowthX Academy.  What is the value of your career? The one you’re in right now, […]

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What is Design Thinking?

“Always pick a tool that will solve your problem.” (E.L Fox) E.L. Fox is a noted UX Researcher and Designer at Mule Design Studio. She’s also a Mentor at GrowthX Academy where I’m learning UX […]

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Pre-Order UX Expert Laura Klein’s New Book: Build Better Products

GrowthX Academy Mentor, UX Expert, and author of UX for Lean Startups, Laura Klein, has a new book, Build Better Products, A Modern Approach to Building Successful User-Centered Products, which is now available for pre-order. “It’s […]

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