Inculcate a Design Mindset to Kickstart Career

Inculcate a Design Mindset to Kickstart Career There are many character traits and mindsets that help people evolve into great designers. However there is one thing that is guaranteed to ruin even the best laid out plans and efforts to grow in your UX path: Ego. Yes, when one is rigid the options before her […]

Career-Building Advice for UX Designers

Career-Building Advice for UX Designers No two designers are the same. Each of you out there are unique personalities, with different career aspirations and aptitudes. With demand for good design exploding across businesses, the design sphere is splitting dramatically into various specializations and super specializations. Even as some are gaining expertise in various functions of […]

Design is New, Design is Evolving. Hurry & Catch Up

Design is New, Design is Evolving. Hurry & Catch Up Only yesterday people were learning what design means and what a career in design entails. Today, the discourse among experienced designers has already moved on to Evolutionary Design and DesignOps. You poor dears, have you just started Googling, “How to become a UX designer?.”  Never […]

Designers are Creators, Know Your Path

Designers are Creators, Know Your Path The Institute of Product Leadership runs the most unique full-stack designer course, but we have no qualms in accepting that designers come from all walks of life.  Many become UX designers by accident without going through a UX design course. This is because design is nothing but creation. Engineers […]

Why is Mentoring Catching on in Corporates?

Why is Mentoring Catching on in Corporates? Mentoring is the new buzzword in corporate circles. Judge for yourself from various survey findings we reproduce below: 71% Fortune 500 companies have mentoring programs – Association for Talent Development Of those who have mentors, 97% say they are valuable –  Sage 67% enterprises reported increase in productivity […]

Six Things Only A Mentor Will Tell You

Six Things Only A Mentor Will Tell You Any English dictionary will tell you a mentor is an experienced and trustworthy person who you can turn to for advice -mostly in the professional world. However, it is not always easy to get a mentor at the workplace. Many hesitate to open up to senior colleagues […]

Can Product-Led Growth Cure Lockdown Ills?

Can Product-Led Growth Cure Lockdown Ills? Move aside design thinking, growth thinking has taken center-stage post COVID-19. Of course, the cycle of ‘empathize, define, ideate, prototype and test’ will go on, except that the product now needs neither selling nor marketing. It is simply adopted by the end-user. Product-led growth (PLG) is possible when a […]

Covid-19 Will Force a Data Science Model Rejig

Covid-19 Will Force a Data Science Model Rejig If you are already working with Applied Data Science in a professional capacity, you will be well aware that Covid-19 has disrupted most data forecasting, analysis and segmentation models. It would not be an exaggeration to say that even base assumptions have been shaken, as the world […]

Who is a Full Stack Designer?

Who is a Full Stack Designer? It is no longer enough to be just a rounded designer: a creative individual who has gone through both a UX design course and a UI design course. An experienced designer no doubt has a variety of skillsets that s/he may have picked up at a ui ux design […]