If you are a UX professional in the Chicago area, you’ve most likely heard about 5 or 6 mainstays that hire constantly. That list invariably includes Sears. We are one of the biggest UX groups in Chicago, and we are expanding. This makes the hiring process a double-edged sword for me and my colleagues who […]
Recent blog posts written by Sam Rhee
Let’s say you love grilling and eating outdoors, but you don’t like the isolation of manning the charcoal. While everyone is pretending to enjoy each other’s company over glasses of box wine, you are relegated to the corner of the pavers, eyes red and teary with a bottle of Bud and an apron emblazoned with […]
In my 1.5 million years in the Internet solutions industry, I have been everything from a business analyst to a Flash animator to a UXA to a creative director. I have done projects as mundane as a wedding blog (in exchange for a gift card, no less…never work for free, folks) and as grandiose and […]
There is a question that I ask of all UXA interviewees; it’s a question that I’ve been asked at almost every interview as well. “If there’s a conflict in opinion between the customer (or engineering or visual design) and UX over an interface element or workflow, how do you typically resolve the issue?” My boilerplate […]
Working as a user experience architect for some of the most iconic brands in U.S. history has kept my mind spinning as of late. Part of it stems from the sheer responsibility I feel to the brands themselves.
I am one of only a handful of Asians living in my small Northwest Indiana town. In fact, there are very few minorities at all in Crown Point, Indiana (the town made famous by John Dillinger and his soap gun). There are many bizarre situations one encounters when one is a yellow M&M in a […]