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Landing your first user experience design job

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I’m sharing some tips on how I landed my first UX role and I hope they’re helpful for your own job hunt.…

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Product Management

'Am I Doing It Right?' ... A Product Manager’s checklist to help put your mind at ease

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Reflecting on my career, the times I’ve found most challenging have been when that element of self-doubt has crept in… the ‘Am I Doing It Right?’ moments. Product management is such a varied role, how can we find the focus and structure that we may have in ot…

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Starting your first accessibility audit

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Accessibility is always on our minds at SSE. Our design community talks about it often, and we promote in our cross-functional product teams at any opportunity. Every accessibility issue has the potential to impact the 14.1m disabled people in the UK. So not…

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Kafka Consumer Testing with Burrow - Part 1

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In this post we will cover how to build a common docker image that we will then use to run both Kafka and Zookeeper in a local docker-compose cluster.…

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Seeing more, with Gestalt Principles of Perception

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Gestalt Principles of Perception explain how we visually perceive and make sense of the world around us. As designers we can use these principles to inform how design elements are placed, and how they can create meaningful groups of things. Let’s take a look a…

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How sketching sessions make your team more collaborative

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Sketching sessions can be defined as a get-together where ideas are shared through visual means. They often take place after some research and are done in the form of ‘blue-sky thinking’, allowing a team to tackle the research findings without constraints. Th…