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Festival of UX & Design 2021

Don’t miss the Mobile UX London (MUXL) Festival of UX & Design on the 22nd-26th of March 2021! Following the success of the last Festival, this event will consist of 18 renowned speakers, live panels Q&A, 6 interactive workshops as … Continue reading

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Product Design Course Project: Umoja

One of the benefits of joining UX Academy is the opportunity to work on your product design portfolio and present to real life clients. Graphic Designer Asia Dechink and her team were given the chance to develop the app Umoja … Continue reading

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Beginner UX Course Project: Blindlee

Our UX Academy students who were enrolled on the Beginner UX Design Course recently achieved great success working with Blindlee, a blind dating app. In this user experience design case study, we take a closer look at the dating app, … Continue reading

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UX Design Portfolio Best Practices

           As the demand for UX designers increases, there is also a growing number of professionals switching their career path into the UX design industry. If you’re one of these people, chances are you are still figuring out how to create … Continue reading

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Beginner UX Design Project: Axitect

UX Designer Karen Manhas discusses her UX portfolio for Axitect, an insurance startup company. She was enroled in our Beginner UX Design Course wherein she learned the fundamentals of UX Design. In her UX portfolio she explains the entire process … Continue reading

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Beginner UX Design Project: Blue Pass

About Sam I have been in Marketing for around 4 years, with a recent completion of a Masters Data Analytics and Marketing.   However, whilst on furlough, I decided to review my skills and experience to re-train and enter a new … Continue reading

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Intermediate UX Design Project: ZenBike

About ZenBike The added value of ZENbike is the points-per-mile system that converts every mile that you cycle in points and rewards you with discounts on TfL, eco friendly and wellbeing partner stores and partner gyms. UX Challenge Brief “We believe … Continue reading

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UX Design Portfolio: Co-Plan

About Chris I have been designing and coding websites as a freelancer since 2006. However, I recently realised that being a web designer was so 2008 – the tech industry has grown up and there is a whole new world … Continue reading

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UX Design Project: LikeMe

About Peter Peter successfully graduated from UX Academy in 2018 after working on an exciting and innovative app that aims to improve interactions and communications between housemates. Before joining the Academy, Peter was working within market research utilizing a range … Continue reading

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Beginner UX Design Project: BeeHappy

About Gaby Gaby is one of our newest Alumni having completed the Foundation UX Course in June 2018. Before she attended the Academy, Gaby worked as an in house Graphic Designer for a cosmetics brand. Gaby made the decision to … Continue reading

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Q&A with Kanisha – Product Design

Kanisha is a User Experience Designer with extensive knowledge of analysing the user’s requirements and problem to design creative solutions that delivers an optimal experience within the user’s own interaction and spatial environment. Having done this for a few years … Continue reading

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Product Design Project: Abodely

As part of our Product Design Course, Kanisha and her team were given the chance to develop Abodely, an home-sharing app. About Kanisha I am a User Experience Designer with extensive knowledge of analysing the user’s requirements and problem to … Continue reading

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UX Design Course Project: Trading Skills

See how Tim went from the initial concept, to user research, testing, creating storyboards and more until he got to the finished project. Tim’s project is one of the many innovative and creative ideas our students have developed while they … Continue reading

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Beginner UX Course Project: Fledglink

As part of our Beginner UX Design Course, Alessandra was able to work on an existing app, Fledglink, which also allowed her to build her ux portfolio. About Alessandra After working for many years as a graphic designer and art … Continue reading

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My experience with UX Academy

Our team recently had a catch-up with one of our promising students, Samantha, who is currently half-way through the Beginner UX Design Course. She’s currently leading a team who is working on a real company project for a private Discounts … Continue reading

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Q&A with Kateryna – Product Design

Kateryna is one of the latest students to join the UX Academy Alumni. Currently she’s working as a Senior Graphic Designer at a well established Technology company. Our course coordinator managed to catch her just after she completed our Product … Continue reading

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Product Design Course by UX Academy

As someone who is new to product design, I didn’t know what to expect when I joined this UX Academy course but it turned out to be a great learning experience. The first three sessions were led by Nick Spiller … Continue reading

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Completing The Beginner UX Course – Yumi Kudo

I have recently finished the 8-week Beginner UX course at UX Academy, and I’d say that the course has helped me understand the process of UX design in depth. I had been a graphic designer for 10 years, so I … Continue reading

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Q&A with Rianne – Product Design

Interested in getting into User Experience or Product Design without any prior experience? Rianne, one of our latest UX Academy Alumni, comes from a marketing background and decided to enrol in our Product Design Course as an addition to her … Continue reading

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How to start a career in UX Design

It’s the big question, and it is, of course, daunting to start out afresh in any field, especially one like UX! It’s ever-changing, with many tools and ways of working to learn and adapt to, all with their own subtle … Continue reading

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Q&A with Vitor – Intermediate UX design

From working closely alongside UX professionals at work, to having just finished the Intermediate UX course at the UX Academy, Vitor has an excellent understanding of all things User Experience. I interviewed Vitor just after he had finished taking steps … Continue reading

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Q&A with Ryunosuke – UX Beginner

Keen to dive right into both the practical and theoretical world of UX, Ryunosuke decided to complete the Beginner UX course at the UX Academy in London. I managed to catch Ryunosuke just before he started the course – we … Continue reading

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Q&A with Liz – Beginner UX Course

I had the pleasure of chatting to Liz just before she took part in the Beginner UX course at the UX Academy London. Since this interview, Liz has taken the next step and has decided to take the Intermediate UX … Continue reading

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Conversational Design Course Complete

Whether you’re an established User Experience (UX) professional looking to learn more about voice design or hoping to change career paths, designing for Voice User Interfaces (VUI’s) is a phenomenal string to add to your bow. The Conversational Design Course … Continue reading

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Why Your Online Store UX Is Something You Need To Invest In

Image credit: PxHere   It’s surprisingly common for sellers (even modern online sellers) to start thinking of purchases as simple matters of exchanged value. To them, it’s extremely straightward and utilitarian: if you’re offered something you’d like at a price … Continue reading

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THE VOICE DESIGN COURSE

     In the month of February 2019 I attended Voice Design Course for 6 weeks, conducted by UX Academy and thought of sharing my experience I had with this conversational design course, so it can help someone who is … Continue reading

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My Journey from Fashion Design into Tech & UX Design

Why Did I Take This UX Course? I am a young professional who is changing careers from Fashion Design into tech. While working as a Product Manager I have been doing a Masters in Digital Management at Hyper Island. I … Continue reading

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WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT YOUR MOBILE APPLICATION DESIGN

Technology changes. Things we believed were impossible 20 or 30 years ago are a part of our everyday life. So, in order to provide you with valuable help on what has changed in UX since 2017 and what we might … Continue reading

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WHAT IS A DESIGN SPRINT AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

Released in 2016, the original Sprint Book was a bit of a revelation. It describes a five-day process for planning & testing new ideas. This process is called a “Design Sprint” It originated at Google, as a way to help … Continue reading

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TALKING INNOVATIVE DESIGN WITH MARION DUNCAN, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, ACCENTURE LIQUID STUDIO, LONDON

Innovative design in business can seem a bit like space travel – a lot of people talk about it, but not a lot know how to make it successful. Although it’s needed to gain an edge over competition, there are … Continue reading

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WHAT I LEARNED WITH DESIGNING FOR VOICE COURSE

I decided to join the Designing for Voice course to further explore a topic I was deeply interested in. I had recently completed MUXL’s course for Beginner UX & UCD and the Voice Design course looked like a great way … Continue reading

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TOP 5 WAYS IN WHICH USER-CENTERED UX DESIGN BENEFITS THE BOTTOM LINE OF YOUR BUSINESS

In this digital landscape, it has become mandatory for every business to invest money in developing an exclusive mobile application or a comprehensive website. But to build an ideal app or a site is a daunting task. This process can … Continue reading

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STRATIS VALACHIS ON THE FUTURE OF THE CONVERSATIONAL DESIGN

Stratis Valachis, Senior UX Designer at Aviva, talks us through the future of Conversational Design Back in November, Stratis Valachis delivered a talk at MUXL 2017 about the future of the conversational experience. He also touched on how important Voice … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH LAURA LEON – UX/UI DESIGNER AT MOBI LAB

The world keeps changing and technology is helping shape the future. In the past years, we’ve seen virtual reality, augmented reality and other new developments find their ways into the day to day products and services. This has also meant … Continue reading

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WHY GREAT AUTOMATION NEEDS TO BEGIN WITH GREAT UX DESIGN AUTOMATION

Image credit: Pixabay We live in a time of great advances in science and engineering, but our brains have set capacities. We can get smarter and advance how we understand the world, but we can’t get all that much faster … Continue reading

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DISCOVERING UX ACADEMY – JACOPO MAIO

Discovering the UX Academy Course Looking for a good UX design course in London isn’t so easy these days. The city gives us too much choice and if you google it, you’ll be lost! This is because every course is … Continue reading

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UX & ETHICS: WHERE DO THEY INTERSECT?

Image credit: Pixabay Done correctly, UX design work should benefit both parties involved. The person experiencing it, and the person (or business) that provided it. But this doesn’t always happen. Businesses ultimately want to drive as many conversions as possible. … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH STACEY SERONICK, HEAD OF UX DESIGN & RESEARCH, CATALIA HEALTH

Summer is holiday season for everyone, but for our team, it tends to get considerably busy. We’re working hard to prepare the 4th Mobile UX London conference, taking place on 20 November at One Park Crescent, London. The event which … Continue reading

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Q&A WITH FROSO ELLINA ABOUT UI AND UX ACADEMY

Why UX design is important? User experience design is a mixture of tools, methods and frameworks that enables one to solve real problems while upgrading a beautiful design into a functional model which may prove to be both useful and … Continue reading

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7 FLAWLESS EXAMPLES OF ECOMMERCE UX DONE RIGHT

UX is extremely important for any kind of online activity, but when you add in the huge amounts of money up for grabs in the ecommerce UX world, you have a core ingredient that can single-handedly make the difference between … Continue reading

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CONVINCING YOUR BOSS TO SEND YOU FOR UX TRAINING

Convincing Your Boss To Send You For UX Training More and more things are becoming user centred. Take your mobile phone for example: 15 years ago it was only there to make calls and send texts. Now they’ve become smartphones … Continue reading

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CLASSROOM TRAINING FTW

Now is a great time to start a career in UX, as hiring managers are seeing the importance of UX’ers and how usability plays a huge role in everything we use. Companies only have a few seconds to influence the … Continue reading

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IT’S OFFICIAL – OUR STUDENTS LOVE UX ACADEMY!

The UX Academy has grown steadily over the years and now offers 3 distinct and dynamic courses including our new Designing Voice Interactions course in collaboration with Amazon. Whether you’re a total beginner or more experienced with UX, we have … Continue reading

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ACCESSIBILITY IN UX

The speed with which new technologies have been implemented into our daily lives is incredible. If you had asked someone 15 years ago “do you think you will ever control the lights and heating in your home from your phone?” … Continue reading

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Q&A WITH THREE UX PROFESSIONALS

In the lead up to our inaugural London UX & Design Festival, we sat down with three UX pros from Foolproof, IBM and Just Eat to discuss various topics. Read on to find out they navigate the UX landscape and … Continue reading

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DESIGNING AI EXPERIENCE FOR CHAT MEDIUMS

On November 10th, as a part of the 2017 edition of Mobile UX London, our third annual main event, our community had the pleasure of welcoming Shelbian Fung, Interaction Designer at Google’s HQ in San Francisco. As a special guest, … Continue reading

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ADDRESSING THE DISCOMFORT OF TRAVEL

At the 2017 MUXL Conference, the London UX community had the pleasure of kicking off our annual gathering with a talk by Vibha Bamba & Sukhada Jog, special guests from Airbnb’s design team in Silicon Valley. Their talk “Designing for … Continue reading

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Is virtual reality the future?

One of the final lectures of the day at the 2017 MUXL Conference came via Christophe Mallet from Somewhere Else VR, a London-based creative agency specializing in immersive technologies. The topic, Virtual Reality Storytelling, captivated the audience of the main … Continue reading

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MY 8 WEEK JOURNEY AT UX ACADEMY

I decided to sign up for the UX Academy 8 week user experience course to further my knowledge as a front-end developer. I found the Beginner UX training to have been a lot more than I thought it would be … Continue reading

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BRINGING DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION TECHNIQUES TO THE HEART OF YOUR DESIGN PROCESS

Our path to innovation Pensions and savings specialist Standard Life, (part of leading global investment company Standard Life Aberdeen plc) help clients invest for their financial futures. Our industry is evolving, and we have to ensure we are at the … Continue reading

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GUIDE TO CONDUCTING MOBILE USER EXPERIENCE TESTING

There is no doubt that the benefits of focusing on user experience are a vital element for creating a competitive advantage. This Guide will help you thoroughly understand and appreciate the importance of mobile user experience testing by exploring various … Continue reading

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WHY IS UX DIFFERENT IN THE INTERNET OF THINGS?

What the Internet of Things (IoT) introduces — or better said, unites — is data, interactions, and the physical world. But coordinating these to deliver great user experience (UX) is easier said than done. Many manufacturers have struggled to bring … Continue reading

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TOP 10 INSPIRING UX PORTFOLIOS

Every UX designer knows that their portfolio will be crucial for their career and for showcasing their body of work. However many designers (even great ones) fail at effectively building them. UX portfolios are especially important because not only does … Continue reading

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DESIGNING CHATBOT WITH ELVIA VASCONCELOS

During our May meet-up “Designing Chatbot – Part II”, Elvia Vasconcelos, senior UX designer at SapientRazorfish. She delivered a really useful talk on the process of designing chatbots. She detailed how to think through a design before its conception. She … Continue reading

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Q&A WITH THE FORMS MASTER: SJORS TIMMER

1. What inspired you to work in UX – MyUX London? UX brings together three things I’m interested in: figuring things out, making things and doing something useful. What I like most is that good UX work can really make … Continue reading

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UX INFLUENCERS 2017 YOU SHOULD FOLLOW: TOP 10 PEOPLE IN UX

10 UX Design Influencers To Follow Now Mobile UX London, a one-day User Experience & usability conference to learn and develop skills in Mobile User Experience in London UK. Not sure which UX influencers to follow? Want to follow experts … Continue reading

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COMPARE THE MARKET – USER CENTERED DESIGN PRINCIPLES

At compare the market.com we’ve always focused on customer needs when designing and building our products. Over the last couple of years we’ve introduced more User Centered Design principles. Wikipedia describe User Centered Design as follows: ‘User-centered design … is … Continue reading

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MEET ONE OF OUR TRAINERS: DIMITRIS KONTARIS – UX CONSULTANT

Dimitris Kontaris, currently working at HSBC Retail Banking and Wealth Management as a Senior UX Consultant, Dimitris has worked with companies such as Thomson Reuters, Accenture and Sony Computer Entertaining Europe. Dimitris took some time out of his busy schedule … Continue reading

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WHAT WILL BE THE BIGGEST UX TRENDS IN 2017? MUXL ASKS THE EXPERTS!

In 2016 we witnessed the rapid explosion of UX in IOT and AI, bridging the gap that has traditionally existed between tech and UX, exciting times but what UX trends will we be talking about most in 2017? Chatbots was … Continue reading

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WHY PAPER PROTOTYPING IS CRUCIAL IN DESIGNING GOOD DIGITAL PRODUCTS

Why paper prototyping is crucial in designing good digital products Paper prototyping is crucial in designing good digital products. Having a visual understanding of your structure before starting high fidelity prototypes is a great way to establish your landmarks. It … Continue reading

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JOURNEY MAPS FOR CONTENT STRATEGY

Journey Maps for Content Strategy Marli Mesibov, Content Strategist Mobile UX London will bring together 200+ professionals from around the world covering UX, Product, Design & Research. In addition, journey map types range from the very personal, like persona narratives, … Continue reading

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HOW TO USE ANIMATION TO IMPROVE UX DESIGN?

UX design is the process of designing (digital or physical) products that are useful, easy to use, and delightful to interact with. Motion tells stories. Not long and complicated stories, but simple stories, like “hey, you need to look at … Continue reading

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THE TIPPING POINT: WHY IT’S TIME TO TRULY THINK MOBILE FIRST

The mobile first approach is exactly as it sounds: designing for the smallest screen and working your way up. Apparently a third of Americans would rather give up sex than their beloved mobile phone. This would imply that either Americans … Continue reading

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TOP 10 EVALUATION CRITERIA WHEN SELECTING PROTOTYPING UX TOOLS

BY: ATHAR MAJEED Top 10 Evaluation Criteria when Selecting a Prototyping UX Tools Interactive prototyping for web and mobile apps is very important and has grown significantly over the past decade. There are many prototyping tools to choose from and … Continue reading

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ROI OF HAPPY USERS: EMOTIONS VS. NUMBERS?

BY: SABRINA DUDA ROI of Happy Users: Emotions vs. Numbers? What is the ROI of Happy Users? Sabrina Duda Many business minded people are focused on numbers. To be true, that is their job. They have to make sure that … Continue reading

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UNDER THE MICROSCOPE – Learning User Research Methods

Why did I take this class? I am a young professional who works as a Website Manager. I came to know about UX design through my colleagues and especially the Product Owner who I work with on a daily basis. … Continue reading

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