How do I get myself a design career?

About once a month I get a random email from an aspiring designer asking me a variation of the question: “I don’t have a background in design but I’d really like to get into UX design. What can I do?” Most often these questions come from people with a background in data science, journalism/writing, psychology […]

FAQ: How to get a graduate position in UX and design

Today on the Red Gate UX blog I wrote about the top 5 things you need to do to improve your chances of getting a graduate position in design and UX. Just last week a prospective candidate came into the office for a coffee and a chat about what the role really is. The thrust […]

Where I disagree with Alan Cooper (or why bits are no different to atoms)

Cross-posted from the Red Gate UX Blog. Alan Cooper was, and still is, one of my heroes. Reading his book The Inmates are Running the Asylum almost ten years ago was a call to arms; a rallying cry saying that design was much more than placing things nicely on a screen. There was a higher purpose. User […]

Colour Palette Simplicity

Just came across ColorBlender.com. It’s a pretty cool and simple tool to help you get started with developing a colour palette for your design work. I’m not sure what algorithm or logic it’s based on but whatever it is it seems to work. You typically get a nice mix of low- and high-contrast colours and […]