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UX for Change Mar 18th, 2016

UX for Change


For the better part of my career I have been giving back to the web design community in some fashion or another, its sort of my way of saying thanks to all the amazing people who helped me along my way and helped mentor me.  I’ve ran an online publication for web designers for 10 years, I contributed to an open-source design curriculum project, I have mentored many designers, and I have given many design workshops.  Despite all this effort I have found some pretty large gaps in our industry.

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UX Career Progression: Finding a Niche & Building a Personal Brand May 5th, 2014

Here is my talk that I gave this last weekend for iSchool, HCDE, MHCI+d, IxD, and DUB students at the University of Washington. This is the first presentation in a series that I will be creating over the next two years.

Description: There are many things you learn as a UX designer that come from classrooms, articles, or books. This series covers UX career progression from the perspective of what is not yet covered in a book. In this first presentation of the series I am going to talk about finding a niche in what you do within the field of UX and how to build a personal brand that can enable you to get the kinds of jobs and engagements you want as you grow you career.

Nick’s Top User Experience Books for 2014 Apr 17th, 2014

In 2009 I created a list of my Top User Experience Books, It was my own personal list of top UX books that have helped me along in my career as well as in recent days.  These books I have promoted in several of my presentations as well as to any colleagues who ask for such resources. The thing is, that list is now a bit dated and people always ask me the question, so, well, I have created an updated list.  New editions of books, new books, and so forth.  I hope you enjoy it.

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