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Watching for new behaviours and sharing what we learn

We focus on people. Digital tools are changing the way we think and make choices. Understanding this change is the key to making better business and design decisions. We write and share something pretty much every day.

      Tips for designers when applying for your next role

      By James Reeve 05 Sep 2016

      Top tips for making sure your job application for a UX designer job position is up to scratch.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills

      UX careers advice - how to get a job in UX

      By Foolproof 02 Aug 2016

      We know it’s tough to get a career break into a user experience design job. Here’s a collection of articles to help you bag that job in UX.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills

      UX Careers - 5 non-design, design skills to make you stand out

      By Meriel Lenfestey 01 Aug 2016

      Softer skills are the ones that can make you into a brilliant designer and also open up new career opportunities to apply design thinking at senior levels. Here are our top five non-design, design skills.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills

      An open letter to second generation UX designers in Singapore

      By Samantha Yuen 12 Jan 2016

      We recently took part in a panel discussion about UX careers for the inaugural batch of User Experience Design Immersive students at General Assembly Singapore. In this piece we explore some of the themes which came up during the session and answer some of the commonly asked questions.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills, UX practice & techniques

      Why freelancing may be bad for your UX career

      By Elsa Plumley 23 Sep 2015

      There's a stage in your career, once you've acquired a few years full-time experience, where you might be tempted to go freelance. However, often this decision is made at the expense of crucial years of professional development.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills

      Breaking into a career in UX

      By Amy Shore 18 Jun 2015

      When you’re in education it can be difficult to imagine what your future looks like. Here are a few tips to help you make the transition and improve your chances of breaking into a career in UX.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills

      User research: interviewing top tips

      By Foolproof 17 Feb 2015

      Foolproof intern Gia Phua presents her top tips for interviewing research participants following observation of, and interviewing Foolproof consultants during her internship.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills

      From Uni to UX

      By Foolproof 06 Jan 2015

      Making that transition from university to the world of UX can be a bit daunting. Duncan talks about his experiences and provides a bit of advice for the next generation of UXers

      Tags: UX jobs & skills

      Interview: From research consultant to designer

      By Foolproof 22 Dec 2014

      Interview with Matt Radbourne on his career transition from UX consultant to designer.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills

      Why experience design is a team sport

      By Leslie Fountain 19 Dec 2014

      Leslie Fountain's presentation from NUX3 in Manchester talking about why experience design is a team sport.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills, UX design thinking

      Tactics for crafting your UX portfolio

      By Orla Hennessy 13 Nov 2014

      A great UX portfolio showcases your projects in an engaging way while succinctly describing your approach and design thinking. Here are some tips for crafting your portfolio.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills

      Interview: Nicole Harlow, Senior Consultant

      By Joe Duffy 09 Oct 2014

      This interview profile’s Nicole Harlow, a Senior Consultant at Foolproof. It looks at her career path before joining the company, her role and main responsibilities as a Senior Consultant and what she finds most challenging and rewarding about this role.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills, Foolproof news

      Reflections on a Foolproof internship

      By Foolproof 18 Jun 2014

      We're passionate about providing the next generation of UX practitioners with valuable, real-life industry experience. We regularly enlist interns and are always eager to hear what they think of the experience. We interviewed Design ergonomics student, Charlotte as she approaches the end of her time here at Foolproof.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills

      CV writing top tips for UX job applications

      By Foolproof 16 Jun 2014

      The first stage of any job application begins with submitting your CV. It is vital therefore that you make a positive initial impression. These top tips will help you create a beautifully crafted CV that will help you stand out from the crowd.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills

      Festive student visit

      By Foolproof 06 Jan 2014

      We opened our doors to students interested in a career in UX. Fed up on mince pies they headed out into the wild to do some real life research into showrooming.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills, Foolproof news

      How to pass the job interview

      By Foolproof 20 Dec 2013

      Looking for a job in experience design? This article focuses on some of the more difficult questions you may be asked in a job interview.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills

      Fresh blood (sweat and tears)

      By Foolproof 19 Dec 2013

      We recently hosted a weekend event for students from That Awesome Design Association (TADA!), of Loughborough University where we set them two design challenges.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills

      A day in the life of a UX Consultant

      By Lauren Coleman 27 Jun 2013

      This post is a picture diary of an average day in the life of a UX Consultant at Foolproof including a workshop with clients, after work event and plenty of post-its.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills

      Profiling the perfect practitioner

      By Lauren Coleman 13 Aug 2012

      The general consensus at the UXPA event on profiling the perfect UX practitioner was that there is no such thing as a perfect consultant; UX practitioners come in all shapes and sizes.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills

      Interview: Elsa Plumley, Principal Consultant

      By Foolproof 27 May 2012

      This interview profile’s Elsa Plumley, a Principal Consultant at Foolproof. It looks at her career path before joining the company, her role and main responsibilities as a Principal Consultant and what she finds most challenging and rewarding about this role.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills, Foolproof news