CareerFoundry UX Design Blog

  • The Ultimate Guide to Acing a UX Whiteboard Challenge

    The Ultimate Guide to Acing a UX Whiteboard Challenge

    If you're starting a career in UX, you'll sooner or later encounter the infamous whiteboard challenge. But it doesn't have to be a dreaded battle. Here's how to prepare for (and ace) your next whiteboard challenge—which expert guidance from Elizé Todd.

  • What It's Like to Be a UX Researcher

    What It's Like to Be a UX Researcher

    If you’re curious about a career in UX research, what better way to learn more than hearing from someone who’s already working in the field? Toluwani Oluyemi, a UX researcher with UserTesting, has the inside scoop.

  • The Power of Storytelling in UX

    The Power of Storytelling in UX

    Storytelling is a powerful tool you can use in UX to design even more engaging and effective experiences. Here, we’ll guide you through what storytelling really is and how to incorporate it into UX design.

  • What Is UX Writing and Why Does It Matter?
  • UX Design Trends to Follow in 2021

    UX Design Trends to Follow in 2021

    It’s no secret that 2020 has been a challenging year, but 2021 is just around the corner with a fresh start. Here are the trends we’re watching in 2021—and the practical ways you can stay on top of them!

  • Task Analysis: What It Is and How It Improves Your UX

    Task Analysis: What It Is and How It Improves Your UX

    A UX designer’s job is to understand not only what users want to achieve, but how they achieve it. And task analysis is one of the best ways to do that! Here’s your guide to the basics of task analysis in UX.

  • The Best UX Writing Courses (and How to Pick One)

    The Best UX Writing Courses (and How to Pick One)

    If you’ve got a knack for words and a keen interest in designing awesome user experiences, UX writing could be just the job for you! Here are our 7 top UX writing courses—and how to pick one.

  • Are You Too Old for a Career in UX?

    Are You Too Old for a Career in UX?

    Starting a career a little later in life certainly has its challenges—but there are also perks. Here’s how to start a successful career in UX no matter how many candles were on your most recent birthday cake!

  • 9 Amazing (and Free) UX Training Resources for Beginners
  • How To Start Designing Apps For Amazon Alexa And Google Home For A Living
  • Do You Need a Degree to Be a UX Designer?

    Do You Need a Degree to Be a UX Designer?

    Kickstarting a career in UX can be quite the adventure. But a tech-related degree isn’t necessarily your key to success! Here’s what you do (and don’t) need to break into the field—and succeed.

  • A Day in the Life of a UX Instructor

    A Day in the Life of a UX Instructor

    New or seasoned in UX, if you're curious what path your UX career could take, you'll enjoy this close-up look at a day in the life of a UX instructor. We asked Tony Daussat—Lead Experience Design Strategist and UX instructor—a few questions.

  • UX Bootcamp vs. Design Degree: Which is Better?

    UX Bootcamp vs. Design Degree: Which is Better?

    If you’re looking for some training to kickstart your UX career, the decision between a traditional degree and a UX bootcamp is an important one. Which one is your best fit? And which do employers prefer? Find out here.

  • What to Expect in UX Design After Covid-19

    What to Expect in UX Design After Covid-19

    Covid-19 has required the tech industry to adapt rapidly to a changing market. While that does create a fair amount of uncertainty, things are looking great for UXers. Here’s what’s changed and how our experts think the field will evolve as a result.

  • What is an Affinity Map? (And How to Make One)

    What is an Affinity Map? (And How to Make One)

    Affinity maps are commonly used in the world of UX to help synthesize research or to make your ideation more concrete and active. Here’s your complete guide on what affinity mapping is and how to do it.

  • What are Affordances in UX Design?

    What are Affordances in UX Design?

    Affordances are one of the primary building blocks of user experience, so knowing how to use them well is pretty essential to good UX design. This guide dives into six types of affordances and how to use them in your UX.

  • 3 Key Elements for Great UX Design: Affordances, Signifiers, and Feedback
  • Universal Design vs. Inclusive Design: What's the Difference?

    Universal Design vs. Inclusive Design: What's the Difference?

    Universal design and inclusive design are terms that are often used interchangeably. Both are used for making products or experiences more available to more people. But they’re actually two different approaches. So what are they exactly and what’s the difference?