1. Harry Brignull on how to get hired in UX

    Posted May 10, 2015 in Uncategorized  |  No Comments so far

    In my last job I spent a lot of time interviewing candidates for UX jobs and running design exercises. So I can recommend reading Harry Brignull’s tips for anyone looking to get hired in UX – they all ring true.

    And in fact they’re still worth reading even if you’re not looking to get hired but are the person doing the hiring. If you’re not already  looking for the red flags he mentions, you should be.

    I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve asked people about surprises or unexpected results from user research only to receive a content-free response. One UX designer even said, “I’ve always been right.” Needless to say, that person didn’t get the job.

  2. Job Vacancy: Head of Dilemmas

    Posted May 2, 2011 in ephemera  |  2 Comments so far

    Leading online portal brelson.com is currently recruiting a Head of Dilemmas.

    The Head of Dilemmas is responsible for resolving all problems where two or more possible solutions exist, but none are practically acceptable. A proven track record in horn resolution, rock/hard-place avoidance and strategic rumination is essential, while experience of handling trilemmas and paradoxes is advantageous but not necessary.

    As the Head of Dilemmas you will report to the Director of Indecision and will work closely alongside the Head of Quandaries as well as smaller teams focusing on Riddles, Pickles, Stumpers and Crises.

    Cartoon of Head of Dilemmas

    Yet another winning presentation from the Head of Dilemmas to the brelson.com board. Could this be you in the hot seat?

    The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a wide range of dilemma-handling techniques from formal logical analysis to hand-wringing and procrastination. Along with your application please submit a short (100 words) commentary on how you would apply these techniques to one of the following classical dilemmas:

    This is an important hire for us due to the high volume of mission-critical dilemmas faced by our organisation. We look forward to hearing from you.