Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.
UX stories about the amazing journey of being a designer — and the things you learn along the way.
You don't need to know everything about UX
Are you solving the right problem?
The lies we tell ourselves as designers
Start your designs with a concept
Don’t take design critique as an insult
Stop complaining about it; redesign it
How to build a portfolio if I've never worked in UX?
Hey, can you ‘do the UX’ for us?
How UX helped me learn English
About intensity vs. consistency
Why are you still recruiting users by gender?
Branding beyond the pixels
When AI gets in the way of UX
How to infuse diversity and inclusion in design
This looks completely different than what we designed
The (frustrating) experience of defining your own ethnicity
There’s no such thing as “minor design changes”
Starting your designs in the text editor
Are UX articles trying to sell you something?
What is the real role of a design portfolio website?
The questions you should be asking yourself everyday
Note-taking in design reviews
The relationship between design deliverables and presentation skills
What I have learned after 10 years writing about UX
The importance of zooming out
The UX of choosing the simplest possible words
The truths no one will tell you about moving to a new country
Your fingerprints are all over the screens you design
What I’d rather talk about instead of design tools
Most common excuses for not doing user research
You don’t learn anything from inconsistencies that go unnoticed
Delivering your work in layers
Workshops won’t solve the whole problem
Most common topics from 200+ mentorship sessions
Things I (honestly) don’t want to see in your portfolio
On our obsession with design methods and how to avoid it
Things that might be missing from your job description
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