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UX Training News from American Graphics Institute.

Do you need a UX Certificate or Degree

  • Published on September 18, 2020
Do you need a UX Certificate or Degree

User experience, sometimes simply called UX, is growing in significance within many organizations. Companies that previously had only developers and business analysts have realized that UX plays a significant role in the success of apps and websites. As companies look to hire UX professionals, it can leave professionals wondering if they need a UX certificate or UX degree to get a user experience job. Here we explore the impact of UX certificates and other training on the job market.

Benefits of UX Training

  • Published on September 18, 2020
Benefits of UX Training

Making an effort to learn user experience brings with it a wide range of benefits for organization and individuals. Big business, small businesses, designers, developers, project managers, and business analysts – effectively any organization and anyone involved in app or website design and development benefits from UX training. Some of the many benefits of UX training include faster development, improving site and app design, enhanced profitability, and improved career opportunities.

ROI of UX: cost savings & avoiding web design lawsuits

  • Published on May 1, 2019
ROI of UX: cost savings & avoiding web design lawsuits

The typical return on investment (ROI) of user experience (UX) design processes generally involves time saved, projects meeting business objectives and exceeding client expectations. Avoiding lawsuits can now be added as another benefit to increase the ROI of UX, as a failed web design project led to a $32 million lawsuit earlier this month that likely could have been avoided by following UX best practices and processes. A recently filed lawsuit presents a clear and devastating picture of what happens when UX design principles are not followed.

ROI of UX : How user experience impacts business success

  • Published on August 7, 2018
ROI of UX : How user experience impacts business success

The importance of UX (user experience) extends beyond application and website development, and impacts the success entire organizations. The return on investment (ROI) of UX includes improved customer retention, more customer recommendations, additional repeat customers, and enhanced credibility. More than half of visitors to a website indicate that a poor experience on mobile devices makes them less likely to engage with a company in the future, and 75% determine the credibility of an organization based upon the website.

Why Graphic Designers should learn UX

  • Published on August 6, 2018
Why Graphic Designers should learn UX

Graphic designers should learn UX because it benefits their career, provides professional growth opportunities, and expands their versatility while using the foundation they have built in graphic design. Whether wanting to expand beyond visual design or making a complete transition to user experience work, an experienced graphic designer has many skills that provide a solid foundation for working in user experience.

How to learn UX

  • Published on July 31, 2018
How to learn UX

Human-Computer Interactions, or HCI, are part of daily life, and the field of  UX, or user experience, is focused on how users interact with technology to achieve their goals. Whether responding to a text message, visiting a website, using an app, or interacting with a touch-screen at an airport terminal, UX impacts anyone who interacts with technology. Learning UX is important for anyone designing, developing, or planning any technology project, and the options for learning UX can meet the needs of different learning styles, time constraints, job needs, and budget requirements.

Restaurant kiosk UX grows as apps take menus digital

  • Published on March 12, 2017
Restaurant kiosk UX grows as apps take menus digital

A signal of the far reaching expansion of user experience comes from the role UX is playing in restaurant menu design. Many traditional graphic designers have found work helping restaurants update and revise menus. With more than 500,000 restaurants in the U.S. alone, even designers in the smallest of towns were likely to find at least one restaurant as a client. But many restaurants are finding they need a UX designer more than a graphic designer as menus move online.

Boston UX Classes, WordPress training postponed due to weather

  • Published on February 13, 2017
Boston UX Classes, WordPress training postponed due to weather

All Boston-area UX classes as well as WordPress coures and Creative Cloud classes scheduled for February 13 at American Graphics Institute have been postponed due to the winter storm. These classes will start on February 14. Those registered for these training courses should plan to attend class on February 14 and will be provided with alternate dates to make-up the course date, or they can choose any future course date to complete the training.

Website accessibility lawsuits: how to avoid being a target

  • Published on February 6, 2017
Website accessibility lawsuits: how to avoid being a target

While avoiding website accessibility lawsuits is a worthwhile endeavor, businesses, agencies, and organizations should also focus on the benefits of website accessibility and the reasons behind web accessibility laws. Just as all people are able to visit a business or store in-person that is open to the public, website accessibility laws advocate for disabled individuals to be able to use a website that offers goods, services, or information to the public.

Adobe UX App updated in Creative Cloud 2017

  • Published on November 11, 2016
Adobe UX App updated in Creative Cloud 2017

The new Adobe UX app for prototyping and designing user experiences continues to receive updates. Adobe’s UX app is simply called Adobe XD, short for Experience Design. Designs can be created within the app, then previewed within the same app, or on iPhones, iPads, and Androids using a companion app that is available for the iOS and Android operating systems. The UX design and prototyping process using Adobe XD is initially only available for Mac computers, but a Windows version is planned. The recently announced Adobe CC 2017 updates also included a number of revisions for Adobe XD.

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