Kenzie News Roundup 10/9/20

Kenzie News Roundup 10/9/20

Zoom shares tips for remote learning, a UX Designer explores color in design, and a tech CEO uses data to elevate women in the workplace. This is your weekly Kenzie news roundup. 

Rules to live by 

Trends may come and go, but effective design principles are forever. Take a step back from the 2020 design trends and get a refresher on 11 of the most classic design rules. Read more on Built In.

Play offense, not defense 

Your career is a lot like a sport. Sometimes you need to take shots. Other times you might find yourself playing goalie. How does that translate to real life exactly? For Dr. Curtis Odom of Northeastern University, it means maintaining a network. Keeping up with your network can give you options so when you’re ready to leave your current role, you can do so with a bit more ease. Find this story on Forbes

Tech presents opportunities during COVID

The U.K. is seeing an interesting trend during the coronavirus pandemic. Many people who were laid off from their jobs decided to use their time in quarantine to upskill and launch new careers in tech. We love to see it! Read the stories of several people who reskilled and joined the tech industry on IDG Connect

Dreaming in black and white

Color can make or break a design. For UX/UI Designer Inês Bernardino, “colorless” design can be a gamechanger. She’s found a good use of black and white can provide simplicity and contrast, as well as accessibility for the visually impaired. She encourages others in the field to experiment with the absence of color in their work. Find this story on UX Collective

Map it out

How do your skills measure up to current industry standards? The Nielsen Norman Group created a helpful spreadsheet to help teams and individuals track their skills. Mapping out your skills can help you get a better reading on where you stand and show you areas for improvement — both of which can help you become a more confident and adept UX Designer. Read more on Nielsen Norman Group

Inside perspective: Georgene Huang, CEO of Fairygodboss 

Georgene Huang shares her thoughts on using data to solve organizational problems and elevate women in the workforce. Check out her interview on EdSurge

Tech Tip of the Week: A family guide to learning from home

Learning from home is a family affair for many Kenzie students and staff. Whether you’re homeschooling for the first time or still getting the hang of online learning for yourself, these tips from Zoom can help you out. Learn more on EdSurge

Ready to jumpstart your career as a UX Designer or Coder? Learn more about our Software Engineering and UX Design programs, or check out our free beginner’s coding program Kenzie Free.

Alexa Goins

Alexa Goins

Alexa Goins is the Content Marketer at Kenzie Academy. Before she joined the field of higher education marketing, she worked as a journalist and taught English in the South of France. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading non-fiction works, doing embodiment yoga, or planning her next trip to Paris. You can find more of her work at

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