UIEtips: Hiring a UX Pro – 4 Techniques from Smart Teams

In this week’s UIEtips, we reprint an article. In it, I share ideas on how to hire the best UX professional. I also make the case that hiring the right person is the most important factor to a UX team’s success. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Hiring is not a natural process. It needs to be designed, just like any experience. In our research, we learned that most teams amble into the hiring process by copying actions from others or by inventing wacky steps. Read the article: Hiring a UX Pro – 4 Techniques from Smart Teams. How do you get the most out of your UX hiring process? Leave us a note...

9 Brand-new UX Virtual Seminars for You

During the second half of 2014, you’ll hear the latest thinking from the best speakers in the world of user experience design. Get your team into all 9 live seminars from July through December and 6 months complimentary access to UIE’s All You Can Learn. We have some great presenters and topics lined up for you. With these educational events on your team’s calendar, you’re sure to develop and improve your core knowledge and skills. Jul 17 - Content-first UX Design, with Steph Hay Aug 07 - Minimum Viable Product, with Will Evans Aug 28 - UX Strategy, with James Kalbach Sep 18 - The UX Professional’s Guide to Working with Agile Scrum Teams, with Aviva Rosenstein Oct 09 - OKRs & Predictive Roadmaps, with Christina Wodtke Oct 23 - Mobile Research Techniques, with Cyd Harrell Nov 6 - Beyond Mobile, with Josh Clark Nov 20 - Orchestrating Experiences: Strategy and Design for Complex Product and Service Ecosystems, with Chris Risdon Dec 11 - Building Better Products with Content Strategies, with Jonathon Colman Sign-up Once. Pay Once. All live seminars July through December, 2014 and 6 months of access to All You Can Learn for only $1149. Register...

Get Access to UX Immersion Mobile Conference Recordings

Missing the UX Immersion Mobile Conference doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the great content. You can still experience it with 8 top notch designers teaching you how to design for mobile. Here’s what some attendees had to say: By far the best conference I have ever been to. This conference touched on everything from workflow, content and prototyping to coding, design and architecture. – Kristi UXIM is probably the best conference I’ve attended. Ben, Luke, Brad, and Karen are brilliant. – Dan UX Immersion was a great conference. I only wish I could have attended all the talks. – Jim What I look for in a conference is to get inspired. Check that box. I appreciate the storytelling from all speakers. – Maria Strengthen your UX skills with recordings from UX Immersion Mobile Conference Get access to all 8 UX Immersion Mobile videos for just $23/month through All You Can Learn by UIE. Additionally, your subscription allows you to view any of the 170+ seminars in addition to these conference recordings. Get Access to the Recordings...

Four or More Get $200 off at UI19

The workshops at the User Interface 19 Conference in Boston, October 27-29 are all about helping teams develop practical approaches. You’ll leave knowing how to: Get more information from users Design products faster Communicate more holistically within your group Become more flexible and collaborative Attend daylong workshops from these UX all-stars Luke Wroblewski Think Mobile-Design First Leah Buley Become a Human-Centered Design Team Marc Stickdorn Service-Design Thinking Steph Hay Jump into Content-First UX Design Kim Goodwin Use Scenarios to Solve Design Problems Tim Brown Using Web Fonts and OpenType Dan Saffer Design Microinteractions Stephen Anderson Design Skills for Complex Understanding and Problem Solving ________________________________________________________________________ Register your team of 4 or more and get $200 off for each...

5 Reasons You Need to Attend the UI19 Conference

Attending the UI19 Conference in Boston, MA October 27-29 will be one of the best UX training events you have ever attended. Here are 5 reasons why.  1. Learn from the best UX experts sharing critical skills, tools, & techniques  You’ll choose two daylong workshops that dive deep into topics necessary to create delightful user experiences. Plus you’ll have an opportunity to hear from the workshop leaders during the Tuesday, 90-minute talks. 2. Spend time among the brightest minds in UX ready to answer your questions The workshop leaders are there for you. Attendees tell us things like, “The workshops and speeches are extremely useful and inspiring.” “The accessibility of the different speakers. I can literally walk up, get a handshake, say hi, and talk.” 3. Meet with your peers to discuss your successes and challenges UI18 attendees have said, “It was an environment where one could actually have real conversations with experts and meet people in the field.” And “Casual, very welcoming, very professional.” As well as “It was exciting to meet so many UX professionals from around the world.” 4. Leave the conference with practical, actionable “stuff” You’ll quickly integrate tips and tricks into your everyday workflow. With your new found learning, you’ll empower your coworkers and clients by sharing great advice, direction, and new skills. 5. Your learning starts the moment you register With your registration, you’ll have a year of access to All You Can Learn by UIE. With more than 160 virtual seminar recordings and past conference recordings, you don’t have to wait until October to improve your UX skill set.   “There is...