Kenzie News Roundup 9/4/20

Kenzie News Roundup 9/4/20

UX Design ups your presentation game, Software Engineers examine the “jobs to be done” framework, and we discuss optimism and pessimism in tech. This is your weekly Kenzie news roundup. 

Present like a pro

UX Designers are great at creating awesome apps, websites, and products, and now they can also be masters of public speaking. According to Indeema Software’s Managing Partner Vova Shevchyk, the key to giving great presentations lies in UX/UI Design. Vova gives 6 tips on how you can use your UX knowledge to create lively, engaging presentations for any industry or setting. Read more on ReadWrite

Tech success traits to cultivate today 

Innovators in science, technology, and engineering are in demand right now. But, if you’re looking to stand out even more in your job search, it’s important to cultivate a few key skills. Brandon Sweeney, a scientist and co-founder of Essentium Technologies, shares how inviting creativity into your technical work can set you up to make an impact in your field. Grab these tips on Forbes.

Make it Sustainable

Last week, we mentioned how some Software Engineers were toying with the idea of implementing a Hippocratic Oath in their profession. This week, UX Designers are thinking about the ways they can design for a more sustainable future. One designer shares how UX is a “realm of possibilities” in which we can work to create durable designs that are not just good for people, but good for the planet. Learn more on UX Planet

Software Engineers get the job done

The “jobs to be done” innovation framework is making a comeback for Software Engineers. This framework approaches the development process by asking what “job” consumers need a product to do. While this idea isn’t new, big players like Salesforce and Microsoft are starting to use it again over other development models like Agile. Find out why in this story on Built In

Pushing your buttons 

Buttons can make or break a website’s design. After all, they’re how a user navigates a site. Looking to improve your UX design skills and create better-looking buttons? This article shares a few helpful tips to get started. From mimicking tactile TV remotes to giving buttons a glow-up with shadows, these 5 tips for better button design can help you get more clicks. Get the scoop on UX Collective

Aspire to this 

Creativity can sometimes feel elusive, especially when it comes to creating fresh and helpful website designs. If you’re on the hunt for some inspiration, check out these 10 UI designs that bring positivity, ease of use, and beauty to users each and every day. Peep this one on BBN Times

Hot Take of the Week: “Yes to tech optimism. And pessimism.”

Every industry has its optimists and pessimists. Tech Reporter Shira Ovide thinks that, together, they can meet in the middle to work towards thoughtful innovation in tech. Get this hot take at The New York Times

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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

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    September 4, 2020
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