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Ten milestones in the path of Design frustration to complete

All these is about fear, frustration and confrontation. This article is about ten different types of annoyance that you will find in your career.

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I would like to ask you to have a look at this list and think for ten seconds how many of them have you experienced (It does not matter your job, your age, experience or whatsoever):

  • ‘I felt like a great imposter when I started in design’
  • ‘It was very frustrating to find a job in the sector’
  • ‘I constantly received negative feedback or the typical…


One of the things I like more is learning. In the last years I have been through several experiences in both ways: as a pupil and as a teacher, learning in several ways such as bootcamps, online learning platforms, face-to-face courses, tutorials, webinars, events, etc.

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One of these experiences I have really liked is Interaction Design Foundation (IxDF) where I take part right now as an Educational Partner. So I will give you my sincere opinion and how you can get the most of them.

I joined IxDF three years ago. I think about three possible scenarios to join:

  • People…


Unicorn profiles in design and job market fields

Let´s talk about Unicorns! What are they? Where does this myth come from? Why do they use the term “unicorn” at start-ups? What about hiring unicorns on Design companies? Let´s go deeper!

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Story and myth

The first references about unicorns come from Indus Valley Civilization, it is not sure if they talked about horse-like or goat-like animals, what is sure is that they had one horn: “its horn was said to have the power to render poisoned water potable and to heal sickness”.

In Europe, we saw it as an extremely wild forest creature, symbol of purity and grace, which could only be…


Almost 50 site builders for all kinds of creatives

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Here a review of some nice tools for illustrators, graphic designers, UX & product designers, researchers, makeup artists, photographers, motion designers and filmmakers, 3D artists, writers, bloggers, artists, etc.

Behance

I have some projects even from 2005, when it was released. In the beginning I remember it was a trendy site. Then it was acquired by Adobe Systems for $150 million in December 2012. Now They have about 10 million members. Every junior creative usually has one as it is free.

They have several sections as featured portfolios (hall of fame), livestreams…


Many people asks me about nice sites to see great example of web interaction, well there are sites as TheFWA or AWWWARDS, or more, but I have my own hashtag for this, I use #CometSiteOfTheDay

So: #CometSiteOfTheDay is a personal hashtag for best interactive websites, many of them experimental, using advanced frameworks and libraries. Others have relation to photography, animation, motion or bigdata.

So basically what I was trying to do was put all my tweets with this hashtag on a website. You can make this using the API but I wanted to do it fast and easy using nocode…


So I saw on the news this site from Google announcing “Web Stories on Google”, you can see it right here

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This is a site about making the most relevant Ad format right now at the moment: Stories.

There are many options in production for working with this Ad format. There are software tools and Apps, for desktop and mobile devices. Some of them are Over, Mojo, Canva, Unfold, Impresso, Adobe Spark, Storeo, Design Lit, Easil, Hype Type, Buffer, Wave video, CutStory, Later, … There are hundreds.

My favorite is Adobe After Effects but it doesn’t have a very easy…


I always wondered what is the best way to read UX news. I had an old Slack group to read all these RSS of UX News, but I turned it private because I wanted to make some trials with NoCode tools.

I made a compilation of best reference sites or news in UX, this is how to use it:

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I am retrieving RSS feeds from this list:

  • The Balsamiq Blog —…


A compilation of Javascript methods to deal with Array and Objects. Mostly I made it while a Web Dev Bootcamp. Hope it is useful for you!

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Mutating an Array

Push

arr.push(…items) — Adds items to the end of an Array

let arr = ["Juan", "Fer", "Santi", "Luis"]
arr.push("Mamen");
// ["Juan", "Fer", "Santi", "Luis", "Mamen"]

Pop

arr.pop() — Extracts an item from the end of an Array

let arr = ["Juan", "Fer", "Santi", "Luis", "Mamen", "Teresa"]
arr.push("Teresa");
// ["Juan", "Fer", "Santi", "Luis", "Mamen"]

Shift

arr.shift() — Extracts an item from the beginning of the Array

let arr = ["Perico", "Juan", "Fer", "Santi", "Luis", "Mamen"]
arr.unshift("Perico"); …

A review on Netflix documentary about social media and technology

[Spoiler alert: “Don’t read until you’ve watched the documentary]

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Intro

“We tweet, we like, and we share — but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen”.

So you have probably seen this documentary from people who previously worked at Google, Facebook, Twiter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and similar companies.

Problem

Mainly the main argument about the film…


“We believe that a short and structured UX Research Portfolio for a UX Researcher will result in better results in the job market”.

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Initial Approach: Why this Research?

I was thinking on making a compilation on some case studies I have related to UX Research (UXR) so I googled it and did not find many, then I decided to discover about it. I wondered how to make a UXR Portfolio, and this is why I did this little research. Maybe it can be useful for you if you are a UX Research learner, a freelance UXR, or if you just want to move forward on your career.

I have done some freelance projects as UXR, worked as a Teacher Assistant in a bootcamp, but I consider myself as…

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