I've been considering Adaptive Path's UX Intensive, but have heard
conflicting reports about it's value. Here's my situation:
* Sole UX Designer for an early dot-com startup
* First time holding the title of "UX Designer"
* 8+ years of web design experience (visual design & front-end
* Have worked in freelance, agency, and in-house environments
* Poses many of the soft skills (aka instinct, intuition, etc.) but
lack some hard skills (aka formal training, methodology, "lingo",
Is the UX Intensive right for me? Or should I look elsewhere?
Please contact Penny Curtis if you're interested. Blue Coat Systems is #1 in
secure content and application delivery marketplace – with over 8,000
worldwide clients. They are looking to expand their UX Design team in
Waterloo because they are in the process of a major re-write of their custom
Greetings, IxDA! Join us on November 7th for User Research Friday, a
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Speakers include Dan Saffer (author, "Designing the User Experience"), Indi
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