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This October, Ben Woods, assistant professor in Kent State University's online Master of Science in User Experience (UX) Design program, attended the Midwest UX conference, a three-day event packed with industry leaders, workshops and networking for those in the UX profession. Below, he's shared h...

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Faculty Focus: Andrew Shipka on Designing Online UX Courses

When it comes to studying user experience (UX) design online, there's almost no greater source of knowledge than Andrew Shipka.

In 2007, Andrew was a graduate student and assistant for the Library and Information Science departmen...

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Most of us think about user experience (UX) design as a tech-oriented field, where expert coders build flashy apps and web experiences that dazzle. But as Ben Woods, assistant professor in Kent State University's online Master of Science in UX Design program, points out, UX is "really all about...

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For all of us who use software daily, user experience (UX) design is both everywhere and nowhere: It has shaped an expanding number of websites and technologies that users interact with across the internet.

But if it's truly done well, it likely goes unnoticed, leaving the user feeling good abou...

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UX Design Master's Vs. Bootcamp

The Best Path for Your UX Career

Today, when a person explains that they work as a user experience (UX) designer, chances are that more people understand what that means than they would have a decade earlier.1 As technology and innovation become more and more interwoven into the fabric of bus...

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On July 12, 2017, Kent State University professor Paul Sherman spoke at the Northeast Los Angeles User Experience (NELAUX) Meetup to a crowd of over 60 attendees. The talk title was "The Unicorn Is Dead: Soft Skills Beat Coding Skills."

Here's a summary of the talk, which was well received by th...

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Websites, eCommerce sites, email campaigns, eReaders, mobile apps and more—if you’ve used a screen or a keyboard lately, you’ve touched the work of someone with a job in user experience design (UXD).

These days, most companies rely on the know-how of people with UX skills, and a career in UX des...

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What made you choose Kent State University’s online Master of Science in User Experience Design (UXD) program?

At one of my previous jobs, I met another student in Kent State’s Master’s in User Experience Design (UXD) program. I had always seen “UX designer” positions but never knew exactl...

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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.

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