Hello, fellow creative!
This month’s newsletter won’t be too long.
I should probably alternate between short and long Hirlevels anyways. But sometimes I just sit down, and even though I thought I had not much to say, I could quickly fill 3-4 pages, and Hirlevel becomes an essay.
#1 News — I’m publishing a book in April…
…and, I decided to give it away for FREE 🙌
Tentative title: Things I wish I knew before starting in UX design - things you want to know too. You don’t want to miss out on this one…there’s nothing to lose. Sign up by filling out the form: https://forms.gle/3H76Wxzh393xfX72A
Already 110 people are on the waitlist. Amazing, as well as scary.
I couldn’t believe it when I saw the numbers.
My goal with the book is to help designers (aspiring or more seasoned) navigate within the tech field as UX/product designers.
#2 News — I’m moving to Canada! 🇨🇦
In a few months.
Living in Canada has been my lifelong dream. Now, it’s so close. I got my visa just about a month ago. I can’t wait for this new experience. There are so many things to sort out here in New Zealand, because I’m not planning to come back anytime soon.
Videos I created in March; check them out if you haven’t already.
How WEB 3 disrupts our world (Web 3 explained) — designer's perspective Link to video
Many people think Web 3.0 is going to be a big deal, and it could have a huge impact on our world, not just in the crypto field but also on the whole tech industry, including even finance.
Taking a break between UX design jobs | Roadtrip in New Zealand | Why take time off between jobs Link to video
I had a chance to take one month off between jobs. Here's the story of how I took a break between jobs and how you can do it too. I hope you'll find the tips helpful and actionable.
What does a UX architect do? Difference between UX designer, UX developer, UX architect Link to video
In January, I started a new job as a user experience architect. If you’re interested in what a UX architect does, I’ll tell you all about my main focus and responsibilities in this video.
Articles I enjoyed this month
Design brainstorming by Sketch
UX strategy by NN Group
Swiping vs. tapping by Casper Kessels
UX design for children by Mariia Kasymova in UX Magazine
How designers can prevent user errors by Jordan Bowman
Globalizing UX design by Nicole Assini in Indeed Design
The state of user research in 2022 by Userinterviews
A guide to accessibility by Sara Soueidan
Voice UI design by Smashing Magazine
FREE UX course you must check out
Product design course on Udacity by Google
Learn web accessibility
Learn by playing this A11Y game
I’m closing this newsletter with my most popular tweet in March.
The UX design interview is harder than the job itself.
By the way, if you haven’t tried Twitter yet, give it a go. It’s my favourite social channel, where you can engage with so many different people that you wouldn’t otherwise.
As always, if there's anything you'd like to see me cover in future newsletters, don't hesitate to let me know. You can always message me. I read all of my emails and messages, and I reply to them myself.
I'd love to hear from you!
Thanks for reading. See you in April.