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Kenzie News Roundup 2/12/21

Kenzie News Roundup 2/12/21

Tech roles top Indeed’s 50 Best Jobs in America list, we compare UX writing and copywriting, and a Software Engineer tackles the lack of diversity in facial recognition tech. This is your weekly Kenzie news roundup. 

Tech tops best jobs list

Indeed’s annual 50 Best Jobs in America list has been released and tech is topping it. Tech roles claimed 8 spots out of the top 10 alone. Software Engineer ranked at number 9, while Product Manager took the number 3 spot and Java Developer claimed the top spot. Indeed considered factors such as salary, number of job openings, and job satisfaction to determine the top jobs for 2021. See this year’s Best Jobs in America list for yourself on Indeed

UX writing vs. copywriting: what’s the difference? 

These two styles of writing may seem similar but they are worlds apart. Rachel Radway, a UX Writer at digital workspace MURAL, has worked in both content management and UX roles. For Rachel, one of their biggest differences is their memorability. UX writing, when done right, is forgettable. Meanwhile, copywriting aims to be attention-grabbing. Learn more about their differences and how you can perfect your UX writing skills on Built In

Up your UI design game 

The best UI Designers have a mental library of their favorite design tricks and tools. If you’re on the hunt for a few new things to add to yours, consider making a quick trip to your app store of choice. From InVision to Dribbble, these apps help enhance the designs of both new designers and pros. Read this story on Make Use Of

Autonomy at work

Autonomy can make or break the kind of experience one has at a company. How does this look as a Software Engineer? For some, it looks like enhanced problem-solving skills, a workplace culture built on trust, and limitless growth and learning. Dive into this complex topic with Built In Chicago

Design is a superpower 

Design is everywhere and it can make a big impact in every department in a business. While you already may know that design can have an impact on a company’s ROI, did you know it can be the deciding factor when a potential employee is deciding whether or not to apply? Kara Jansen, Creative Principal of Bop Design, breaks down how design influences departments like HR, marketing, operations, sales, and the C-suite. Get educated on Business 2 Community

Solving the facial recognition software problem 

Facial recognition software has been widely discussed lately for its role in wrongfully identifying Black people as criminals and for other biases against people of color. Software Engineer Charlette N’Guessan Desiree is working to fix this problem. Hailing from the Ivory Coast, Charlette’s software was created “by Africans, for Africans” and will be used across the continent by banks and universities. Learn more about her journey to creating ethical AI on Reuters

Case Study of the Week: Jverywhere Thermometer

Chances are you’ve encountered a temperature-reading gun at some point in the pandemic. These devices, while effective, tend to lack a good user experience. Their gun-like nature can make getting your temperature read feel rather aggressive for users. Designer Jaehee Kim saw this as an opportunity to create a better user experience so they conceptualized the Jverywhere Thermometer. Find this case study on Yanko Design

Meme of the Week: “Whoops”

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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 www.alexagoins.com.

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