Issue #1

Welcome to the first weekly mailshot from me, Ross Chapman, a user experience designer in the UK. I h
Issue #1
By Ross Chapman • Issue #1
Welcome to the first weekly mailshot from me, Ross Chapman, a user experience designer in the UK. I hope to bring you all the good stuff from the world of #ux, #userresearch and #coolness. So here it goes…!

There’s a new UX design tool from Adobe dropping in the New Year. I’m personally looking forward to trying it out - take a look and watch the video!
Team work makes the dream work
“The biggest irony of the shift to Agile is that it’s exactly what the UX world has been seeking for years. Yet now that it’s here, we’re wholly unprepared for it.” — Jared M Spool
How to Land a Job in UX with No Experience
This was a popular link on my LinkedIn feed. Get a job in UX without experience. Worth a read!
User Research
Never ask what they want. Good interviewing takes practice!
What Testing Won't Tell You
When the UX team at Shopify sought to improve the product’s onboarding process—one that normally takes several days or weeks to transpire—they chose to employ a rather unusual approach.
Is your user research process broken (and biased)? User Voice take a look.
Productivity & Mindset
Being in flow
I wrote a post on Medium about being in flow and taking life (and work) as it comes. 
Get a peek into the mind of your users
Free Tool: See and hear a 5 minute video of a real person using your site or app. I’ve just used it on my site and they captured loads of things I hadn’t even thought to improve!
Mindset: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
Despite the loaded title, Mark Manson’s post about NGAF dissects everyday struggle, dealing with coworkers and being comfortable with being different. A good read.
LinkedIn’s re-designed London office is taking its home as its main source of inspiration. Really nice if cool offices are your thang.
The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Designers
Sure, it’s not Christmas yet, but still, get some nice things for the designer in your life for this collection, curated by Dan Edwards.
Final thought...
I wrote a short piece on LinkedIn called “Why we work” - a piece that came through talking with my son about why I was leaving the house that morning.
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