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Web accessibility describes the work to remove digital barriers that prevent users with disabilities from operating and connecting with websites and online platforms. When designing and building with web accessibility, auditory, cognitive, neurological, physical, visual, and speech abilities must be considered.
In the same way that a building must comply with ADA standards, websites should be as thoughtful about their users by offering images with text equivalents, accessible-formatted documents, intentionality with colors and font sizes, and videos and other accessible multimedia.Continue Reading →
After attending a friend’s demo day at BrainStation, visual artist Joanne Le was intrigued by the opportunity to help others through purposeful UX design. She enrolled in the full-time UX Design bootcamp, learning the fundamentals of design while building her portfolio. After landing her first UX role, Joanne enrolled in BrainStation’s Product Management course to supplement her UX knowledge so she could be a more effective Product Designer at DoorDash. Whether you’re reskilling or upskilling, Joanne shares her advice on making the most of the BrainStation experience!
What inspired you to pivot from visual art into UX design?Continue Reading →
Product Management is a gratifying career, but you won’t find a “product management degree,” so what’s the clearest path to becoming a product manager? BrainStation Founder & CEO, Jason Field, is answering all of our questions about how a product manager fits into a tech company, which technical skills a PM needs to learn, trends to expect in 2022, and so much more.
One way to start your journey to PM? BrainStation’s part-time, online Product Management course!Continue Reading →
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What are the tech skills employers will be looking for in 2022? From the continued rise of artificial intelligence to the importance of solid communication skills, BrainStation Founder & Co-CEO, Jason Field, shares the 2 trends that his team observed in 2021, and his predictions for the top 3 trends of 2022. Whether you’re a career changer or a working professional looking to upskill, Jason breaks down how you can improve your career in 2022. Plus, discover which BrainStation courses are the most popular for tech professionals.
The biggest tech trend in 2021 might have been the widespread adoption of online learning. The events of the past two years have prompted many companies to accelerate their digital transformation efforts, and on a global scale, the importance of digital skills has really been heightened. Because of this, we again saw an incredible surge in demand for online courses, but particularly in areas that can help organizations maximize their efforts on digital channels, including UX design, data, and digital marketing. Just look at the numbers: BrainStation’s most popular courses in 2021 were our Digital Marketing course, Data Analytics course, Product Management course, and UX Design course.Continue Reading →
Want to know who may be teaching you UX design at BrainStation Miami? Meet Meade McCoy, a passionate instructor who left the world of Product Design to train the next generation of UX designers in Florida. Meade tells us what makes BrainStation’s Miami campus a unique and creative space for students, what you can expect from the UX Design bootcamp’s job-relevant curriculum, and 17 different job titles that you could land after graduating. Plus, why learning about user accessibility is crucial in 2022.
How did you get started in UX design, Meade?Continue Reading →
If you’re a creative problem-solver, then a career in design may be for you! But how do you choose between a career in web design versus a career in user experience (UX) design? Since these two career paths are both user-focused, they have many similarities, but we’re breaking down the nuanced differences between web designers and UX designers to help you find the better fit for you! Find out how these two careers differ, what the daily life of web designers and UX designers look like, and the salaries to expect in these career paths. Plus, our favorite online tutorials and bootcamps to become a Web Designer or a UX Designer!
User experience (UX) design considers any interaction a user has with a product or service and optimizes it. UX design thinks about how an experience makes the user feel, how an interface looks, and how easy it is for the user to accomplish desired tasks.Continue Reading →
Python and C++ are both object-oriented programming languages, but the similarities end there! We’re comparing these two languages – covering examples of how Python and C++ are used in the real world, how they are used in today’s tech ecosystem, and which language is best for beginners. Plus, learn about free C++ resources and Python bootcamps where you can master these languages.
C++ is an object oriented cross-platform programming language based on the programming language, C. It’s mostly used for low-level programming like operating systems, native applications, high-performance applications, and games.Continue Reading →
To support career-changers who need to continue working while learning data skills, BrainStation now offers a part-time Data Science Bootcamp. BrainStation’s CEO and Founder, Jason Field, explains how this 8-month program has been specifically designed to follow the same rigorous curriculum as the full-time bootcamp, while supporting working students. Learn what it takes to get into the part-time bootcamp, why data skills are still in demand in 2022, and how to make the most of your bootcamp at BrainStation.
Meet the Expert: Jason Field, Founder and CEO of BrainStationContinue Reading →
Since graduating from BrainStation’s UX Design Bootcamp five years ago, Dorsa Giyahi has been building her career in product design. To take her career to the next level, Dorsa enrolled at BrainStation’s online Digital Leadership and Innovation course. Now Dorsa is applying the digital leadership techniques she learned at BrainStation as a Product Designer for Yelp! Dorsa shares how the project-work in the Digital Leadership and Innovation course has broadened her horizons, and her recommendations for making the most of the course.
You have been working in UX/UI and product design since graduating from BrainStation’s full-time UX Design Bootcamp. What inspired you to now enroll in BrainStation’s Digital Leadership and Innovation course?Continue Reading →