Is The Effort Of Designing For User Experience Worth It?
Jan 11, 2018
Designing for user experience can save time and money. But how do you build support for designing for the user? Consider the return on investment, or ROI, of UX. A great video that breaks down the ROI of UX is from Dr. Susan Weinschenk. She shares how UX addresses the top 3 reasons software projects fail and several benchmarks to use when measuring ROI. Read More

Topics: UI/UX

UX Designers Do A Lot More Than Design
Nov 7, 2017
You’ve heard of UX Designers, but do you know what they actually do? The title can be a bit misleading. While design plays a role, UX designers do so much more. Let's explore the six stages of UX design. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, UI/UX

Merging Front-End Development And Product Design
Oct 31, 2017
In an article published on TechCrunch last year, Carson Miller discusses why The Future Of Front-End Development Is Design. Building new digital products is easier and more affordable than ever, but you still have to build a product that users love...and therein lies the challenge. In today’s job market, code literacy is an essential skill for designers and managers, not just developers. It's also beneficial for front-end developers to understand user experience design. The demand for this hybrid role is growing quickly in Nashville, which is why we created our Front-End Web Designer/Developer Bootcamp. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Learning, UI/UX

The Emerging Role Of The Front-End Designer/Developer
Sep 19, 2017
One well known practitioner that has been talking and writing about the emergence of a “hybrid” UI/UX designer/front-end developer for several years is Brad Frost. Frost uses the term “Frontend Design” to refer to these hybrids who both handle UI/UX design as well as implement the design in front-end code. In a recent blog post, Frost speaks to the trend and the reasons for the trend. Read More

Topics: Learning, News, UI/UX

Are You Interested In UI/UX Design & Front-End Development?
Aug 15, 2017
In recent years we have seen quite a few of our graduates get hired into hybrid roles that combine front-end web development skills with UI/UX skills. Most of these grads either had prior design experience or took our UI & UX for Digital Product Design professional development course after completing one of our full-stack web development bootcamps. We have been talking with local employers about their need for hybrid positions like this and as a result are launching a full-time Front-End Web Designer/Developer Bootcamp. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, News, UI/UX

Sneak Peek | Data Science Bootcamp And UI/UX Designer/Front-End Developer Bootcamp Coming Soon To NSS
May 10, 2017
We all know that software technology is constantly evolving. This evolution drives change in which technologies are used in Nashville, how technologies are leveraged by employers, and what skills and knowledge are needed in new tech talent. We try to monitor those changes in Nashville’s tech talent demand. We also try to collaborate with employers and working professionals to identify opportunities to help meet changing needs through training. Based on our conversations over the past two or three years we have identified two new programs that are planned for launch later this year. Read More

Topics: Hiring?, News, Community, UI/UX, Data Science

UI & UX For Digital Product Design Course Is Back!
Feb 14, 2017
Nashville is a creative community. As you look around this vibrant city, you’ll find interactive digital in music, healthcare, transportation, education, entertainment, and publishing. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find an industry that does NOT have interactive digital products, environments, systems, or services. Three students share their experience with the UI & UX for Digital Product Design course. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, News, UI/UX

Our First UI/UX Class
May 18, 2016
Last week nine students completed our first UI/UX class. NSS programs up until this class have been primarily focused on front-end and back-end development. As we start to expand our training beyond software development, we decided it was a priority to add a program especially for user interface and user experience design. Three students share their experience with our UI/UX class. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, News, UI/UX

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