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Kent State University User Experience Design Blog


User Experience (UX) designers are highly sought after in a wide array of industries, from computer and software companies such as Apple, Microsoft and Adobe to popular websites such as LinkedIn, Google and Amazon. You can enjoy a highly paid career with an investment company, major retailer or ente...

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Kent State User Experience Design (UXD) Instructor Kelsey Pytlik has an undergraduate degree from Miami University of Ohio and a master’s degree in User Experience Design from Kent State University. After her early career with creative agencies and e-commerce retailers, she became the sole UX...

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User experience design (UXD) lets you use your creativity, research skills and technological expertise to shape how others view the world. If you want to excel at building your UX resume, be prepared to impress employers with new ways to solve problems. You also need a skill set that’s grounded in...

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A decade or two ago, if someone had said they were looking for user experience (UX) design jobs, they may have been met with blank stares. But yesterday’s graphic designers have become some of today’s most celebrated UX designers. So what will tomorrow’s UX designers become? Design has evolved fro...

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The definition of "product designer" as a professional role can be a bit ambiguous. Job titles naturally change over the years as technology and culture change, and because creative professionals such as designers typically want to stand from their peers.1 The title "product designer" is one tha...

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Brian Parsons

If you're wondering how to become a UX designer after years working in another field, Kent State University alum Brian Parsons, MS '18, has one piece of advice: "Take on any roles you can with a UX-related title in them, even if it's volunteering."

A former business systems analyst who was unhap...

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Kent State online Master of Science in User Experience Design (UXD) student Kendra Jobes, MS '19 candidate, has always wanted her work to make an impact on people. When her undergraduate degree in design led to an initial user experience job after college, she quickly learned that she enjoyed deve...

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UX Design Portfolio Steps Infographic

With a projected 10-year job growth rate of over 20 percent,1 the field of user experience (UX) design is exploding right now, and a graduate-level UX degree can help you get into the fast lane of this ever-expanding career track. If you’re forward thinking, curious about UX design trends and so...

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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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As user experience (UX) designers consider their long-term career goals, some assume that management is the obvious next step. It's true that the best managers usually have a background in the field they manage. But management also requires skills for which designers aren’t often trained, including...

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