I understand Americans are experiencing a lot of anxiety related to political leadership just now. I get that politics can unhinge the best of us from time to time. Political figures can loom large, like celebrities, and they can say and do provocative things that illicit strong emotional reactions.
What I don’t get, though, is why so many UX leaders feel like it’s suddenly okay to routinely broadcast their politics in their formerly quite professional social media streams. …
Let’s pretend for a moment that I’m a senior UX designer looking for work.
And let’s say “senior” in this case means I have 20 years of stellar design-related work under my belt, and excellent references from past employers and co-workers. I have a sparkling CV and jaw-dropping online portfolio. I’m the kind of designer who can knock your organization’s UX maturity up two notches just by walking in the door.
And now picture me looking at the job ad posted by your company.
This is what I see:
A review of Smashing Mag’s Smart Interface Design Patterns — 2020 Version Workshop
I recently attended the first ever Smart Interface Design Patterns, 2020 Edition online workshop. I was familiar with the facilitator Vitaly Friedman from his articles in Smashing Mag, which he co-founded, and I’d been feeling some impatience with my go-to UI design patterns recently. (Eg. We’re sweeping everything under a hamburger menu again? Really?) Add to that March’s quarantine scenario, and I was well and truly ready for a course that promised to introduce me to smart, new and exciting user interface patterns, hands on!