Workplace and Career

November 28th, 2007

Getting Hired

What Employers Really Want

With the vigorous debate within the Design community about roles and domains of expertise, we sometimes forget that our monikers are for those who would hire us, not for us. Olga Sanchez-Howard helps us refocus our efforts with resume and portfolio tips for Information Architects and Interaction Designers.

November 15th, 2007

Designing for Nonprofits

User Experience Professionals Can Make a Difference in Society

During a two-year adventure designing websites for nonprofits, Olga Sanchez-Howard navigated waters both familiar and not. Now she shares her thoughts on what is shared and unique between the nonprofit and for-profit worlds.

Though a possibly rewarding journey, starting a UX process can be a nightmare if approached from the wrong angle. Initiating a culture-shift, overhauling existing processes, evangelizing, strategizing, and educating is an enormous undertaking. Amy Hillman offers her perspective on how to build a UX process, from the ground up.

Information Architects are often put on the defensive by
spears flung by brethren in related
disciplines.
In taking the accusations seriously and accepting truthswithin them,
Grant Campbell reveals greatest
strengths in shallowness, insularity, and being
“relegated” to history.

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