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Career
8 min read

Navigating the UX Job Market after a Bootcamp - Tips and Tricks to Stand Out

Step into Your UX Future with Confidence and learn the Ins and Outs of Navigating the Job Market and Maximizing Your UX/UI Bootcamp Education. Learn practical tips and guidance to help you achieve your career goals in the exciting world of user experience design.
UX/UI
6 min read

10x Better User Interviews: The Storytelling Method

Leveraging storytelling in user interviews can be a powerful way to encourage interviewees to open up and share more honest and valuable insights.
Career
6 min read

The Inside Scoop: How I Got a UX Job Before Finishing a Bootcamp

Tips and insights on developing and showcasing important skills to increase your chances of landing a job in the UX field.
Career
5 min read

Beyond Small Talk: How to Build Meaningful Connections in Your Professional Network

Networking can be a valuable tool for building professional connections and expanding your career opportunities. However, many people view it as an uncomfortable or even unpleasant task. Reframing your approach to networking and viewing it as an opportunity for personal and professional growth can help you build more meaningful connections.
UX/UI
6 min read

Design Research Made Easy: How to Use Screener Surveys for Effective Results

Screener surveys are an essential tool for any designer looking to conduct user research. They help to identify a specific group of participants that match the target audience of a project, and they're a great way to gather valuable information quickly and efficiently. However, many designers find screener surveys to be intimidating or confusing.
Career
7 min read

Designers, Learn How to Get What You Want

Negotiation is an essential skill for any designer, whether you're working in-house or as a freelancer. From understanding your own value, to setting clear goals and boundaries, we'll cover everything you need to know to master the art of negotiation and succeed in your career as a designer.
Bootcamp
6 min read

Five Strategies to Skyrocket Your Productivity as a Designer

Design students and Designers face a unique set of challenges when it comes to productivity. From deadlines to creative blocks, staying efficient can be a tricky task. Luckily, there are a variety of tools and tips that can help you skyrocket your productivity. From organizing your work to taking regular breaks, this guide will provide you with the knowledge and resources you need to become more productive. With these tips and tools, you'll be able to maximize your efficiency and get more done in less time.
Career
6 min read

Underrated Skills That Will Skyrocket Your UX Design Career

Skills such as empathy, communication, and strategic thinking can set a designer apart from their peers and make them more valuable to potential employers.
Bootcamp
18 min read

Master The Art of Online Self-Learning With These Proven Strategies

Over the years, I’ve developed a series of self-learning strategies that I’m going to share with you below. Before we dive in, let me say this. Whether you believe you can or can’t, you’re right. So the success of your journey will lie more in how you approach it rather than any talent you might think you need.
Bootcamp
7 min read

Three Tips on How to Make The Most Out of Your Mentorship

A successful mentorship requires active participation and engagement from both the mentee and mentor.
Bootcamp
12 min read

The Ultimate Guide to Learning UX/UI Design in 2023

An in-depth summary of the most popular UX education choices available in 2023.
UX/UI
7 min read

Master The Art of Stakeholder Engagement in UX Research

How to engage stakeholders in the UX research process in order to gain buy-in for design decisions and improve the overall outcome of the research.
Career
6 min read

Unlock The Power of Feedback to Drive Success in Product Design

Learn how to create an environment where feedback is valued and integrated into the design process, leading to success in product design and helping to create a culture of continuous improvement.
UX/UI
6 min read

How to Avoid Common Mistakes in UX Research

Part one of a series of articles in which we'll take apart UX research and learn about best practices and things to avoid.
Bootcamp
7 min read

Design Without Borders - Akiko Sakamoto's Success Story

Akiko Sakamoto is a Mento Design Academy alumnus based in Tokyo, Japan. She joined as part of our first cohort and is now a UX Designer at Rooom Inc.
Career
5 min read

Unlock The Power of Storytelling to Elevate Your Presentations

Great stories begin with a problem. From the adventure books we loved as children to the new Avengers movie, we feel connected and entertained when there is a change in the status quo.
UX/UI
7 min read

How to Present Your UX Research Like a Pro

Wearing the hat of a UX researcher for a while in my last projects and working closely with my team to show our work to the client, I put together some key aspects that made my clients nod in approval and say, “Amazing job!” at the end.
UX/UI
4 min read

Five Websites to Get You Started With Your Next UX/UI Project

Get started faster with your next UX/UI project by leveraging the power of these websites.
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