The UX Collective is now the largest design publication on Medium, reaching an audience of over four hundred thousand people from all over the world. With that, comes great responsibility with the community we build — and believe in. In 2021 we are raising the bar even higher and reinforcing our commitment to publishing high-quality content that gives voice and space to designers and topics we find uttermost important for our industry. This is not a once-and-done effort; we will be continuously reshaping our content to adhere to the guidelines below.
Here are the principles and goals we are setting…
Bootcamp is a new publication by the UX Collective that is focused on supporting designers who are growing in their careers: tutorials, job hunting tips, career advice, portfolio tips, short opinion pieces, news, trends in the industry, and more. All for designers starting their careers or honing their skills in a particular interest.
Bootcamp also offers a more streamlined process to start publishing and reaching a wider audience. The best stories published on Bootcamp are also shared and promoted via our newsletter and social media channels.
The feedback from authors and readers has been incredibly positive and today we have…
Our goal as designers should be to seek clarity, not to impose a path to achieve it. — 100 design lessons for 2021
Focus your portfolio on showing your craft, your polish, and how much you care about your work. When you get to the interview, you’ll have plenty of time to walk them through your case studies from top to bottom.
Diversity needs to be at the core of a company’s values, not just a hiring metric. When that’s the case, diversity goes beyond ethnicity and gender, and includes diversity of lived experiences, ability, and generations.
“Workers (now and in the future) will evaluate potential jobs not just according to the duties of the role, but also on the experiences, culture and care that the company provides to those who are a part of it. Now is the time for the real experience design. In an officeless world, the companies and experience designers who use creativity and compassion as they devise avenues for true connection are the ones who will be most likely to succeed, and their workers will experience more joy, wellbeing, and company loyalty as a result.”
— Kat Vellos in our report 100 design lessons for 2021