Student Spotlight: Nick G., ‘16

Post Date: 5.19.2017

A Master’s Program that Sets You Up for UX Success   1. How did you feel at the start of the online program vs. at the end? What were your expectations, and were they met, exceeded or changed? When I started Kent State University’s UX master’s program, I was excited about the opportunity to advance […]

Student Spotlight: Felesia M., ‘14

Post Date: 5.19.2017

A Master’s Degree for the Working UXer Kent State, UX Design and Career Opportunities   1. How did you feel at the start of the online program vs. at the end? What were your expectations, and were they met, exceeded or changed? At the start of the program, I was nervous about whether or not […]

6 Keys to Building the Ultimate UX Design Portfolio

Post Date: 5.19.2017

Part of finding the perfect UX design career is building an awesome portfolio. Below, we’ve provided five easy steps to help you develop a portfolio that is sure to turn heads, helping to give you and your career the opportunity to excel. 1) Build a Website This may seem obvious, yet there are still an […]

Get to Know the LUMEN Model

Post Date: 5.19.2017

Kent State University’s Proprietary Design Process At the center of usability is a process. Think about it: The most enjoyable applications, websites and devices are usually extremely simple to navigate, use and, most importantly, enjoy. When we as consumers and users interact with these devices, we are undertaking a process of engagement. While we are […]

Student Spotlight: Justin M., ‘16

Post Date: 5.01.2017

Kent State, UX Design and Career Opportunities How did you feel at the start of the online program vs. at the end? What were your expectations, and were they met, exceeded or changed? When I was considering the Kent State program, I read some UX message boards where posters warned that having a master’s degree […]

How to Take Your Career into the World of UX Design

Post Date: 4.14.2017

Examining the Skills Needed for UX Design Like many, you may be interested in user experience design (UXD) as a concept. Yet, you may be in a different field and unable to see a clear connection of how your career could ever transition into UX design. Not to worry, if you’re interested in becoming a […]

3 “Hidden” Industries of User Experience Design

Post Date: 4.14.2017

Since you made it to this post, you’ve most likely heard of user experience design (UXD). You may even have a clear understanding of what it means already. For those who don’t, however, a UX designer is a person who works to make a platform or product as user-friendly, enjoyable and useful as possible for […]

7 Tips and Tricks for Future Kent State UX Design Students

Post Date: 4.11.2017

As a 2016 graduate of Kent State University’s online user experience design (UXD) master’s program, Chad C. was kind enough to share a few bits of advice and wisdom from his experience that will likely enhance and improve yours. Key Takeaways from UXD Alumnus Chad C., ‘16 1) Assignments – Great portfolio material, but document […]

Key Components of a Sticky Site: Blog

Post Date: 5.19.2016

What makes someone a repeat visitor to a website or motivates them to share it with their networks via social channels? There isn’t one correct answer to either of these questions, because there is a multi-layered, strategic approach to attracting and converting people into frequent visitors. Generally speaking, the best way to achieve this goal […]

Key Components of a Sticky Site: Video

Post Date: 5.19.2016

So you’re a UXD professional tasked with building a website for a client that will not only draw people in, but keep them clicking around on the digital property for as long as possible. You’re aware that the Internet has caused people to consume vast amounts of information simultaneously, and a byproduct of this is […]