Thinking

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.

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      Are you developing your design career?

      By Tim Caynes 07 Feb 2012

      Designers who also have knowledge of code are becoming hugely desirable. However, the designer in a project cannot ultimately also be the developer. This post looks at both sides of this argument.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills

      How to ace the UX job application

      By Philip Morton 09 Sep 2011

      If you’re interested in getting a job in user experience, what should you do to make a great first impression? Here’re some top tips to think about when putting together your CV, covering letter and portfolio.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills

      (Re)Discovering the value of rigour

      By Rob Gillham 09 Nov 2011

      Foolproof counts at least half a dozen UCLIC graduates amongst its current staff. This post looks at academia, its role in business and the advantage that academic rigour provides anyone preparing for a career in user experience.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills

      How we work: students visit Foolproof

      By Foolproof 22 Nov 2011

      For World Usability Day we opened the doors of our London office to students from UCL and City University to give them a good idea of how we work and how the skills that they’re developing during their courses can be applied to commercial projects.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills

      Improve your chance of a job in UX

      By Peter Ballard 09 Jun 2010

      When applying for a job in UX a formal education will only get you so far. In this post we discuss some industry tips that will help your application stand out and improve your chances of forging a career in UX.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills

      Grow your UX skillset

      By Peter Ballard 09 Nov 2010

      Top tips on the skills you need to develop in order to work in user experience. Creating a portfolio, gaining work experience, using life experiences and paying attention to detail are just a few of the tips discussed that will help you stand out in your application.

      Tags: UX jobs & skills

      UCLIC students visit Foolproof

      By Tim Loo 15 Nov 2010

      As part of World Usability Day we invited students from UCL to our London office to introduce them to the work we do here at Foolproof and how it relates to the skills and methods they’re learning through their course.

      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