UX design is a creative and ever-changing field that welcomes fresh ideas from new practitioners, but there are some foundational UX design principles that every new designer should understand. The Interaction Design Foundation?defines UX principles as “fundamental points of advice for making easy-to-use, pleasurable designs as we select, create and organize elements and features in […]

Google, Airbnb, and Amazon all have one thing in common: an incredible user experience (also known as UX). Their principle websites are straightforward and easy to use, and many (including Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia) attribute the success of these “startup unicorns” to strong UX design. CNNMoney’s?100 Best Jobs in America?list for 2017 includes both UX […]

You’ve just scored your first gig in user experience design. Whether it’s a short-term contract or a more permanent position, you might find yourself developing the tip-to-tail presentation of an app with a small team, or fine-tuning the structure of a large-scale corporate project. No matter the circumstances, whether you are freelance or in for […]

While they might sound like polar opposites, data science and design represent an interdisciplinary approach to designing intuitive, user-friendly products made expressly for humans. At this year’s Springboard’s?Rise 2020 virtual conference, designers Takashi Wickes and Lisa Nash from IDEO, a global design consultancy, explained the concept of human-centered data science, which results from interdisciplinary teams […]

Before you can apply to jobs, you need to ensure that your UX design resume and portfolio are as strong as possible. These act as an introduction to your experience and skills for recruiters and hiring managers who are assessing your application to see if you are a good fit for the role.? Keep reading […]

If you are just beginning to embark on your UX/UI design job search, your first step should be a strong resume that showcases your skills, experience, and impact. Whether you are finishing a degree program, online bootcamp, or online refresher course, highlighting your past experience on your resume will increase your chances of being recognized […]

Springboard mentor and full-stack designer Matt Donovan began his career as a print graphic designer. He moved into UX design after teaching himself web design and interface with clients.? As the former director of product design at Zaarly—a platform connecting homeowners with home service providers such as plumbers, gardeners, and electricians—Donovan spent a lot of […]

Today, we’re happy to announce the launch of a new Springboard course, Introduction to Design. Design is one of the tech industry’s fastest-growing professional fields. Demand for accomplished designers working in UI (user interface) and UX (user experience) is expected to grow by 14.9% over the next 10 years. This growth is not news to […]