Making the Move Into UX

Making the Move Into UX

Finding the right career is no small feat. From a design background perspective, I’ll talk about the things I felt were important to keep in mind when looking for the right job. This blog post is inspired by someone who had approached me looking for advice on transitioning into UX, in her case, from aContinue Reading

A Brief Look Into the History of Landing Page Design

A Brief Look Into the History of Landing Page Design

If you’ve never had a chance to look back through internet archives, I would highly recommend you do.  It’s a fascinating look into the history of digital design and it’s interesting to look at the various trends that occur across time. Taking a look at some popular websites over the years, I’ve noticed a fewRead more

The future of automobile UX, bright or bleak?

The future of automobile UX, bright or bleak?

Last week brought the close of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It has traditionally been the largest and most well respected of the big auto shows, although some might argue that it is in decline.  I’ve always been attracted to auto shows because they, much like fashion shows, are a venue forRead more

Why UX makes you “that” annoying friend

Why UX makes you “that” annoying friend

There are just certain aspects of British culture that you just don’t question. Things like the proper way to make a cup of tea, that fish and chips tastes better on a beach, the inevitable silence and lack of conversation on the tube. And of course, the subject of today’s blog (well partially); queuing. There’sRead more

The Seven Deadly Sins of Automated Phone Systems

The Seven Deadly Sins of Automated Phone Systems

Automated phone systems, everyone hates them, everyone has to use them. These systems force callers through an excruciating menu system only to leave them on hold forever waiting to hopefully talk to a human before their call is dropped. These systems cause callers to repeatedly press ‘0’, be hostile when they finally reach an agent,Read more

How to Engage Remote Work Teams

How to Engage Remote Work Teams

When I first joined Akendi, I had never experienced working with a remote team via Skype. I had used Skype to keep in touch with friends and family in other cities and countries, but never before for workplace meetings and conversations. Prior to Akendi, my project conversations and meetings were always face to face, butRead more

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