Setting goals in the new year
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Setting goals in the new year

It’s pretty much common knowledge that new year’s resolutions don’t produce good results. We all make them. But resolutions like “lose weight”, “be more productive”, “make more money”, etc., rarely produce the end results we are seeking. Why is that? One reason resolutions don’t work is because they aren’t specific enough. For example, the resolution … Continue reading

Gifts for designers
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Gifts for designers

Kids are pretty easy to buy presents for during the holiday season. With the hottest toys being advertised heavily during cartoon commercial breaks, chances are you can’t go wrong buying the trendiest of toys for the little ones. But what about buying gifts for friends, significant others, and adult family members? The struggle to find … Continue reading

Content strategy
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Content strategy

At Allovus, we’ve been getting more and more requests for content strategists. Are the skills required for the role of content strategists in your wheelhouse? Before you answer that question, you might be wondering what exactly content strategy is. Allovus Recruiter Brian Jensen shared his thoughts on content strategy as it applies to businesses. “Think of … Continue reading

UX Cake
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UX Cake

In our previous post, UX Cake: avoid the sharks, we talked about the UX Cake live podcast event co-sponsored by Allovus. The discussion covered how to prevent your UX review from getting derailed by “sharks.” UX Cake is produced by Amplify Alliance, a UX coaching firm, and hosted by Leigh Allen-Arredondo. Leigh is a co-founder of … Continue reading

Latest design news
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Latest design news

Sometimes it’s nice to read up on the latest happenings in the design world. You’ve got to keep current, right? If you’ve been out of the loop for a while, catch up on the latest news. Make Way for Machine Learning: How Seattle Is Becoming a Major Hub for Artificial Intelligence Source: Seattle Business Magazine/By … Continue reading

Thumbnails, sketches, and process
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Thumbnails, sketches, and process

Designers are producing some amazingly polished work—images that showcase the final result of a well-executed design. But what steps needed to happen before arriving to that beautiful finished product? Allovus Senior UX Designer and guest blogger Steve Godfrey talks about the importance of showcasing not just your final design, but also the design thinking that … Continue reading

A career in UX research
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A career in UX research

Have you thought about a career as a UX researcher? According to Allovus Recruiter Brian Jensen, “Demand for UX researchers is increasing, especially as two factors become more prevalent within organizations: Designing for accessibility is no longer a nice-to-have, but more of a critical component for leaders to keep top-of-mind when approaching product development. (Regardless … Continue reading

summer reading
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summer reading

It’s finally summer! We’re hoping that you’re having a few moments to sit in the sun (if it ever shows up) and relax. And in case you’re looking to do some reading while you chill, we have a few industry-related sites that will sharpen your UX Design knowledge and skills. Get out your laptop, pull … Continue reading