After reading the famed John Maeda’s annual “Design in Tech” report yesterday, I’ve made two resolutions:
- Create a blog to discuss key design trends / innovations.
Mr Maeda captures it beautifully in this abstract statement Technology x Design x Business = Always New Possibilities. Mission accomplished, and that’s the easy part, now I actually have to blog!
2. Learn to code.
Having researched my options, I have thus signed up for (free) introductory front-end web development courses at Udacity and plan to follow that up with courses from Codeacademy and Treehouse (free 14-day trial otherwise basic $US25 / month or pro $US49 / month). The aim to is to complete all three courses before my full-time, immersive UX Design course at General Assembly begins on 22 May 2017. Ambitious no doubt, but as always, I’m up for the challenge! Will chronicle my milestones, so wish me luck.
Useful references on learning to code:
- Why should I learn how to code? The Last Post You’ll Read On Whether UX Designers Need to Learn Code or Learning to Code Gives You Advantages as a UX Designer
- How should I go about learning to code? The Best Apps and Services for Learning to Code or 6 Inspiring Websites that Teach You to Code