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Expert Tips on Transitioning into UX Design

Mick McGee, the co-founder of EchoUser, and a UX design expert, recently stopped by GrowthX Academy to share his insights with me and my fellow students. If you are looking to transition into a career in UX, […]

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Grammar, Grammarly, and The “Write” Way to Network

Yuriy Timen, the Head of Growth and Marketing at Grammarly, recently spoke to a packed house at GrowthX Academy’s weekly Growth Marketing Meetup. His talk was chock-full of sagely advice. Here are a few insights that resonated with me: […]

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How Chatbots Are Changing UX Design

What if I told you there is a bot revolution afoot and and it’s going to change everything we are just now learning about user experience design? No, I don’t think we are living in […]

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How to Build Rapport

This post is written by GrowthX Academy students, Dylan Max and Jae Ro As students at GrowthX Academy, we have been exposed to so much new knowledge, it can be difficult to retain everything. What we’ve learned […]

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Q & A with Leading UX Expert Laura Klein

GrowthX Academy mentor Laura Klein is a leading expert in the UX Design field with over twenty years of experience in tech. Her specialties include helping companies innovate responsibly and improve their product development process. As […]

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My Top Five UX Design Book Recommendations

As a UX book club organizer, I look for specific criteria in any book I recommend for the group to read. And as an individual who reads a lot of industry-related material, I may look […]

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What Companies Are Looking for in UX Hires

UX design is increasingly central to tech, and designers are more in demand than ever before.  A recent survey of top designers, for instance, found early-stage startups had a design to engineer ratio greater than […]

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Want to Work in UX? Design Pros Tell Us What To Study

Results from GrowthX Academy’s Skills Survey CNN Money lists User Experience (UX) Designer as one of the best jobs in America. From startups to the largest companies in the world, there are great opportunities to explore […]

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Don’t Give Me Requirements, Give Me a Goal

“Survival mode never did me any good. I didn’t get an award for working long hours to make deadlines.” – Clarice Bouwer The Requirement vs. The Hypothesis Have you been on a project where you […]

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Design is Not a Linear Process

What I’ve learned in over 25 years as a designer is that great design involves a series of iterative cycles that encompass strategy, human understanding, problem definition, ideation, prototyping and validation. Iteration happens at every […]

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“Know Thy User!” Design Research: Insights With Pictures.

There are no more important three words in user experience design than Know They User. Making assumptions about your customers and what they want will lead you to build a product that nobody wants. It’s […]

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Turn UX Data Into Insightful Deliverables

“Too often, … we focus purely on analysis—and the identification of facts—and ignore synthesis, which often occurs organically during analysis.” -Lindsay Ellerby, Design Director at Normative As User Experience Designers, one of the core tenets […]

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