I always thought of developers and engineers as pretty powerful creatures. Hereon out, I will use “developers” and “engineer” interchangeably. I graduated during the 2010 recession and kept myself competitive in the job market by taking front-end jobs that really just required basic HTML and CSS knowledge. As such, I…


How we design sprinted our way into the hearts of techies everywhere

Searching for love in the tech scene

Recently, we had the opportunity to meet and work with a one-of-a-kind developer named Jibril. This young and talented developer came with a dream of finding his other half while helping others do the same. More specifically, Jibril’s dream is to develop a dating app specifically for developers, programmers, designers…


If you had to answer no to any of these questions, then you and your product team probably aren’t oriented correctly around your personas and therefore your user base. …


The Real Magic

I’ve used Google’s Sheets, AirTable, Evernote and have even had the blessing of a data scientist at my disposal for capturing data. Each proved to have some usefulness, but at best, it was a storage tool. After finding my lengthy research, each of these tools left it on me to…


Hiring contractors remotely comes with many benefits. Aside from the obvious budget reducers like salary, healthcare and not having to supply tools, us UX Designers are particularly skilled in giving you more superpowers when hired contractually and remotely. Here are a few.


Side note: Why are fish so fun to draw?

Not long ago, I had a dream job of leading product at a little company called Code School. They were a smart bunch I hardly had the right to hang with, constantly impressing me with both talent and wit. By the time I started, the company had already been acquired…


Is accreditation the answer to public concern and my hiring potential?

The good news is I’m not alone. In my current state of jumping through hoop after hoop of fiery UX ambiguity for three months now, I’ve learned that there is no standards of practices, accreditations or even sound expectations from my potential clients. With the amount of time I’ve spent…


Don’t be frustrated. Be logical.

If something like this has ever ran through your conscience laced with frustration, I have it under good authority that you are not alone. UX/Product Design/HCD is such a new field it doesn’t even have a solidified name yet. Yet we ask companies to trust it’s practices and methodologies we’ve…


When you set out to work on a project, depending on the scope, it could be months until it’s ready to launch. So how can you make sure you’re setting it up for success? For one, a variety of skill sets need to be covered by your team. Then, the…


Visit codeschool.com often? You may have noticed something a little different — our new homepage has launched! …

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