Over the past several years, we’ve interviewed numerous UX experts and asked them what advice they would give to prospective UX designers. Some of the most prevalent answers? “Be curious.” “Stay up to date with design trends.” “Never stop learning.”  There are a number of ways to do this, but one of the best (and […]

Google, Airbnb, and Amazon all have one thing in common: an incredible user experience (also known as UX). Their principle websites are straightforward and easy to use, and many (including Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia) attribute the success of these “startup unicorns” to strong UX design. CNNMoney’s 100 Best Jobs in America list for 2017 includes both UX […]

Springboard has graduated 15,000 students across our course offerings. In this series, we sit down with some of the students who inspire us and help share their story.  Kashif Ross used Springboard’s UX Design Bootcamp to transition from teaching to UX Design. Here’s his story. You transitioned from a career in Education and a background in Psychology […]

Introduction Here’s a common question we hear at Springboard on almost a daily basis:  Does UI and UX Design only apply to digital products and services? Our answer: absolutely not! While the most common focus of UX/UI is mostly nestled within the digital realm, its topics just as easily apply to physical, voice, gesture, light and […]

User Interface Design (UID) and User Experience Design (UXD), as highly interrelated fields, are at the forefront of companies’ battlegrounds for top talent. In fact, on Glassdoor alone, there are approximately 8,500 UI and 27,000 UX job openings in the United States. UIDs play a crucial role in modern organizations by leveraging UX practices, and […]

The average adult in the U.S. spends 11 hours per day staring at some kind of screen – whether it’s a smartphone, computer monitor or television. It’s no wonder that the digital design industry has witnessed a boom in recent years. Companies worldwide are devoting more of their resources towards creating beautiful and easy to […]

User experience is a red hot field right now and designers are in tremendously high demand. Of the roughly 25,000 UX job openings in the United States on Glassdoor, about 25% of them are for UX designers. Their overall goal is to design people-friendly experiences through an unwavering focus on user needs, expectations, and systematic […]

Amber Hicks’ five years teaching elementary school students left her “disappointed and emotionally drained.” She loved teaching, and she loved the kids, but the work “still felt lacking in many aspects,” she said. When she considered possible career pivots, the field that stood out the most was user experience. “What first drew me to UX […]