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Kenzie News Roundup 6/11/21

Kenzie News Roundup 6/11/21

We explore dark patterns, career planning, and bootcamp burnout. This is your weekly Kenzie news roundup. 

Mastering productivity

GitHub’s Good Day Project tracked the daily work of Software Engineers. What exactly makes a good day and a bad day for an engineer? For many, too many meetings and projects and too little direction can lead to more bad days. Meanwhile, autonomy, insights into broader company goals, and support can make for more good days on the job. Learn more on CIO Dive

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. 

Web design trends come and go. Now that we’re almost halfway through 2021, designers are evaluating the good, the bad, and the ugly of this year’s trends. From bold colors to the use of audio, you can learn more about how users are feeling about the latest in UX design on Creative Bloq

Plan it out

A major key to career success is career planning. Career coaches and talent experts recently shared their thoughts on how to plan your career, set attainable goals, and tips for the journey to reaching them. Read their advice on LinkedIn.

What’s in your toolbox?

Finding the right tech tools can make or break your work processes. When it comes to wireframing tools, there are a few things you can consider when trying to choose the right one for you. Read this story on PVP Live to get insight into how to find the right tool for your unique design workflow.  

Managing bootcamp burnout

Changing careers through a coding bootcamp or technical training program requires a lot of dedication and hard work. But, it’s important to set boundaries and realistic expectations so you can avoid burnout. This story spotlights coding bootcamp grads who pushed themselves a little too hard (we’ve all been there…) and how they bounced back from burnout. Find out more about managing burnout during your education on Built In

Leveraging data in your career change

Dr. Erica Groshen was the commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) from 2013 to 2017 and is now a Senior Economics Adviser at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She shares her top tips for leveraging government data in your career change so you can make the smartest decisions with your goals and skills in mind. Find this story on Bloomberg

Gray matters

Dark patterns are user interface practices that can manipulate a user’s decision-making. For designers and developers who want to focus on creating ethical tech, getting educated on and avoiding dark patterns is an important feat. Learn more about identifying, understanding, and avoiding dark patterns on Forbes

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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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