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Digital Marketing Events and Conferences Calendar 2017

Irfan Qureshi

You cannot conquer the world from behind your desk, unless you’re playing a video game, but that’s beside the point. As I was saying… you cannot conquer the world by sitting in a chair at your office - generating new ideas, inspiration or learning about new tools often requires meeting people. What better place to learn more than at events? Unless you plan on going back to university, that is!

Do User Researchers need a portfolio?

Andrew Rogers

In the past 18 months, we have seen the demand for user researchers explode and it is great to see businesses finally take this part of the design life cycle seriously. The contract market has become a very lucrative place for researchers. This is partly down to the government sector paying attractive day rates but this has snowballed into other industries as well as impacting the permanent market. In the past five years, research has always played second fiddle to the more recognised UX Architect role but now they are on a level playing field, if not slightly edging it. One question we are continuously asked is "how do I showcase my projects and do I need to be creating a portfolio?"

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