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Using contract & temp-to-perm opportunities as part of your career plan

21/08/2014

Using contract & temp-to-perm opportunities as part of your career plan

Career plans don’t always go exactly to plan. With a strong vision for where you want to be and a stepped out plan on how to get there, you may be presented with unexpected obstacles you need to overcome in order to keep on track.

Feedback Culture, Design Thinking, UI History, and Data Visualization: What We’re Reading

15/08/2014

Feedback Culture, Design Thinking, UI History, and Data Visualization: What We’re Reading

This week we bring you articles on creating a healthy feedback culture for your designers, applying design thinking to an evolving business, the history of one user interface design element, tools for data visualization, and teaching computers to recognize outdoor scenes in photographs.

Online Vs Offline: Which is more important in building your authority and reputation?

13/08/2014

Online Vs Offline: Which is more important in building your authority and reputation?

We see it time and time again. Articles and blog posts that talk about ways to build ‘online authority’. Mostly, there’s nothing inherently wrong with the articles; indeed they often - well, the ones I read anyway - usually contain solid insights, tips and advice and are well worth the read. But the thing that sticks ...

UX Fundamentals: A New Course from Aquent Gymnasium

12/08/2014

UX Fundamentals: A New Course from Aquent Gymnasium

We are very pleased to announce the launch of a new online course from Aquent Gymnasium. UX Fundamentals will teach web designers and front-end developers the basic principles of user experience design.

Infographics, Recruiting Designers, Wireframing, and Fonts for Everything: What We’re Reading 8.08.2014

08/08/2014

Infographics, Recruiting Designers, Wireframing, and Fonts for Everything: What We’re Reading 8.08.2014

This week we bring you articles on creating great infographics, recruiting designers, pen-and-paper wireframes, alternate font systems for writing code, and Google's work creating a font for every language on Earth.

  • 21/08/2014 Using contract & temp-to-perm opportunities as part of your career plan Career plans don’t always go exactly to plan. With a strong vision for where you want to be and a stepped out plan on how to get there, you may be presented with unexpected obstacles you need to overcome in order to keep on track.
  • 15/08/2014 Feedback Culture, Design Thinking, UI History, and Data Visualization: What We’re Reading This week we bring you articles on creating a healthy feedback culture for your designers, applying design thinking to an evolving business, the history of one user interface design element, tools for data visualization, and teaching computers to recognize outdoor scenes in photographs.
  • 13/08/2014 Online Vs Offline: Which is more important in building your authority and reputation? We see it time and time again. Articles and blog posts that talk about ways to build ‘online authority’. Mostly, there’s nothing inherently wrong with the articles; indeed they often - well, the ones I read anyway - usually contain solid insights, tips and advice and are well worth the read. But the thing that sticks out for me time and time again is that a distinction is being made between online and offline. It’s as if building authority is confined to activities associated with what you do in the online world. Or put another way, you get the feeling that what you do offline - in the flesh, so to speak - doesn’t really count for much anymore, which is unfortunate and thoroughly misleading.
  • 12/08/2014 UX Fundamentals: A New Course from Aquent Gymnasium We are very pleased to announce the launch of a new online course from Aquent Gymnasium. UX Fundamentals will teach web designers and front-end developers the basic principles of user experience design.
  • 08/08/2014 Infographics, Recruiting Designers, Wireframing, and Fonts for Everything: What We’re Reading 8.08.2014 This week we bring you articles on creating great infographics, recruiting designers, pen-and-paper wireframes, alternate font systems for writing code, and Google's work creating a font for every language on Earth.
  • 08/08/2014 Interview tip: Tell me about yourself? This is one of the most common questions asked at an interview, but people rarely prepare for it. Job seekers plan their strengths, their weaknesses and have an answer for the standard ‘where do you see yourself in 5 years?’, but few give this question any thought.
  • 01/08/2014 Rapid Prototyping, CSS for Mobile, Storytelling, and Interactive Animation: What We’re Reading 8.1.2014 This week we're sharing articles on color palettes for rapid prototyping, CSS techniques for mobile development, storytelling for managers and marketers, and using animation to explain complex ideas.
  • 30/07/2014 Creating a Front-End Development Talent Pipeline Talented front-end developers can be difficult to find and hard to assess. Using social media to get referrals and using experts to evaluate skills are two tactics that have worked for us!
  • 29/07/2014 How you can stay relevant during times of massive change The burning question for the 80 or so businesses I am involved in, and with the people I lead, is this: how do we stay relevant through the massive change that is upon us? This ‘change’ thing is pretty damned confusing, and frightening. When the rate of change inside a company is slower than the rate of change outside that company - then the end is in sight. So too with our careers. If we are not evolving our ‘value proposition’, then the clock is ticking before we will no longer be ‘on the team.’ Harsh, but true.
  • 28/07/2014 Can Responsive Web Design Increase Conversions? Creating a responsive version of your current website can be expensive. For this reason, it's only natural to ask whether or not a responsive design will yield real business impact. While your results may vary, the consensus seems to be that responsive sites do indeed increase conversions.
  • 28/07/2014 Why content marketing is key for all businesses Jonathan Henley, a Senior Marketing Consultant, speaks to us about Why you should tailor your content and how, Understanding your audience and How to make your content work even harder for you.
  • 25/07/2014 UX and Typography, Design Principles, Corporate Blogging, and Autocorrect: What We’re Reading 7.25.2014 This week we bring you articles on how fonts impact user experience, an animated depiction of key design principles, the pros and cons of corporate blogging, and the evolution of autocorrect. Enjoy!
  • 23/07/2014 Can a Private Company Produce a Successful MOOC? (Hint: Yes, You Can) We began offering free online courses for digital creatives and web developers a year ago. 30,000 students later, we are showing what massive open online courses (MOOCs) can do in the real world.
  • 18/07/2014 UX and Scrum, Persuasive Design, and Developing iPhone Apps: What We’re Reading 7.18.2014 This week we bring you articles on adapting Scrum to the UX model, approaches to persuasive design, alternatives to drop-down menus in mobile forms, resources for developing iPhone apps, and using data to illustrate a day in the life of a New York City taxi cab.
  • 16/07/2014 Partnering with Schools to Build a Talent Pipeline By reaching out to schools, colleges, and universities in your local community to provide students with advice and direction on careers in your industry, you can build relationships that help feed your talent pipeline. Here are a few ways that we've used educational partnerships to build pipeline.

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