Testing Reality

People see things differently. We know that everyone experiences reality through the filter of his or her own experiences, culture, environment and biology. We know this intellectually, but we’re also trapped in our own perceptions and preconceptions. We take for granted that what we see or think is the way things actually exist. The current […]

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11 Guidelines for Establishing a Client-Friendly Project Approach

I recently had a less than positive experience with the manager of a service vendor we work with. It wasn’t over-the-top bad, but it was bad enough to reinforce my sense that the vendor has a problematic workplace culture. It really got me thinking about ineffective ways to deal with clients, which helped me to focus on more […]

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General Assembly Portfolio Critique

Last week Catalyst hosted a portfolio critique night for some alumni of General Assembly’s (GA) UX courses. Three alumni submitted mock applications to Catalyst, each of which included a cover letter and a carefully crafted UX portfolio. Catalytes provided unfiltered feedback with the perspective of hiring managers on each whole submission package. It was an extremely rewarding evening — […]

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Facebook Language Patterns Study

Katie: In case you were wondering, your incessant status updates about watching anime and spending quality time with your Xbox might say something about your personality type. University of Pennsylvania researchers analyzed Facebook messages from 75,000 volunteers and have found patterns in words and phrases they say are linked to personality, age, and sex. My […]

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