Does UX Design Require Coding?

Dec 07, 2021

With the constant growth and demand for apps, games, and websites, it has become a modern-day cliche to start learning how to code in order to get a well-paying job in the tech world. But this approach misses out on many other options in the tech...

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Q&A With Avocademy Alumni: Kelsey Horowitz

Dec 02, 2021

For this installment of The Guac, we spoke with one of our incredible Avocademy graduates to get the scoop about life as a new UX designer. 

Our spotlighted alumna, Kelsey Horowitz, graduated from the Avocademy UX/UI Foundations program in...

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What is Agile for UX Designers?

Nov 21, 2021

If you have worked in the tech industry, you may be familiar with Agile. Agile is a software development approach that took root in the early 2000s and transformed the way we build products. Since its beginnings, Agile has swept through the tech...

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UX/UI Careers Series: UX Research

Nov 17, 2021

Did you know that the field of user experience (UX) is not limited to UX design roles? UX/UI work spans many different unique career paths, including UX writing, UX strategy, and interaction design. 

In this article, we’ll be taking a...

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Can UX Designers Work From Home?

Nov 15, 2021

We are floating in a sudden riptide of change in the job market. Just two years ago the image of an office worker doing their job from their bedroom would seem silly to us. But here we are: remote jobs are on their way to becoming the norm for...

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Will a UX Bootcamp Get Me a Job?

Nov 10, 2021

If you are pursuing a UX design career, you have probably researched many UX/UI bootcamps. From General Assembly to Designlab to Avocademy, choosing the right bootcamp can be overwhelming, especially considering the financial investment they...

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Can Graphic Designers Become UX Designers?

Nov 08, 2021

With a bit of training, graphic designers can transition to UX design roles with grace and panache. Thanks to their background in digital art, graphic designers bring a highly transferable skill set to UX, including visual communication and design...

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UX/UI Careers Series: UX Copywriting

Nov 02, 2021

One of the best parts of working in UX/UI is the diversity of career paths available. Although junior designers often start their careers as generalists, you can pursue many other specializations.

One up-and-coming UX/UI specialization is UX...

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Am I Too Old to Learn UX Design?

Oct 26, 2021

You’re never too old to learn something new. After all, Vera Wang didn’t design her first dress until she was 40, and Colonel Sanders first franchised KFC when he was 62. 

Still, as they enter their forties (or even their...

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Is UX Design Stressful?

Oct 20, 2021

UX/UI design is a very appealing career. It offers a unique blend of creative and analytical work, it does not require a specific or extensive educational background, and it pays well, even for entry-level UX design jobs. 

However, like any...

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