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Author: Steve Hickey

Understanding UX Strategy

For the last year or so I’ve been transitioning my role within the company and the industry, from a product designer and front-end developer to a UX strategist. This move has not come without some growing pains. It’s accompanied a shift in…

AUX Reading List, Version 2

A few years ago we posted the reading list for AUX, our UX apprenticeship program. A lot has changed since then, and with our latest update to the curriculum it seemed like a good opportunity to talk about the reading list again.…

Designing Your Career, pt 2: Planning Your Career with Kate Matsudaira

Today on The Dirt: how to actually make a plan for your career and then follow through with it. You know, the way you’re supposed to with your projects but never even thought about applying to yourself. Listen as Kate Matsudaira gives…

Designing Your Career, pt 1: Turning Passion Into Profit with Aaron Draplin

This week on The Dirt, we sat down with the large man of tall tales, Mr. Aaron Draplin himself. Aaron reveals how to transform the passion that feeds your soul into a passion that feeds your… stomach… Brought to you by three…

Designing for Literacy Challenges

This week we take a look at the particular challenges of an oft-ignored audience: users with literacy issues. Listen in to find out how you can improve the usability of your site for your entire audience by focusing on the challenges of…

Web Fonts: A Primer for Clients

One of the discussions we’ve had over and over with our clients involves the choice of a web font service or platform for them. Because it’s such a frequent and important topic, I’d like to see if I can answer some of…