Notes

Notes

Welcome to my toolbox of resources, insights, and learnings. Here are portable rules for the mind.
NameSummaryTopics
Portfolio vs presentation deck
Optimize for the right situation and purpose
On the term “validation”
Leave room for curiosity
When people don’t participate in meetings
Don’t mistake silence as acceptance
Choosing research methods
The kind of research depends on what knowledge you need
A different take on the About page
A place to define your values and identify your strengths
Find UX Designer jobs in the US
Places to search for openings
Job search
Structure your argument with the STAR method
Situation, task, action, result
Reflect using the ‘Glows and grows’ method
Give feedback in constructive ways
Communication
Design inspiration sources
Steal like an artist
Design
Questions to ask an employer
You’re interviewing the company, too
Job search
Cognitive bias cheat sheet
A list of types of thinking
Psychology
The psychology of design
100 cognitive biases & principles
Psychology
Another lens
Balance your bias
Psychology
Tarot cards of tech
Provocations to help creators consider the impact of technology
Psychology
Dimensions for developing cross-cultural intelligence
Increase awareness about others
Psychology
Questions to ask to stakeholders
Ask why to those at the top of the waterfall
Communication
Tell more stories, craft less roadmaps
We remember stories better than facts
CommunicationPsychology
Common objections to UX design
Be prepared to become a gatekeeper
Communication
Questions for interviewing an applicant
Learn and challenge your future coworkers
Job search
Essential UX books
Books to build a solid foundation of UX
Design
Remote icebreaker activities
Create bonding relationships at work
Communication
Network in the Denver UX community
Connect with colleagues through this list of groups and events
Communication
Graphic facilitation to make ideas tangible
Think beyond the language
Communication
You're a communicator
No matter the role, you need to dialogue
Create engagement in remote meetings
Bring back the sense of belonging
Stay on point when you present
A presentation starts way before the meeting
Behavioral questions they will ask you in an interview
An exercise for creating convergence
Job search
Write LinkedIn recommendations
Five steps, five lines, and five minutes to a recommendation
Job search
Innovation models
Trends to consider when building a product
Presenting stories
Get buy-in by touching people’s emotions
Dealing with risk-aversion in a product launch
The testing carried out by real users in a real environment
Testing