Welcome to The New Bitesize UX!

Hi! 👋

 

Joe here.

I started Bitesize UX a little less than a year ago, and since then it’s been amazing to see all the projects our members have created. I’m really grateful for all of you who gave it a shot, and tried a challenge.

Today, I’m excited to show you the future of Bitesize UX, and some of the changes we’ve made to help more people learn and practice their UX design skills.

Since I started Bitesize UX, I have had a few major requests from members.

“These challenges are cool, but I am having trouble getting started”

“I wish there was a step-by-step guide to complete these challenges”

“I want more feedback on my projects”

For those of you who reached out to me with feedback of any kind – THANK YOU.

Like any good UX designer, I used your requests to make Bitesize UX better.

 

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The New Bitesize UX

Instead of just posting challenges, the new Bitesize UX will contain video courses that actually show you how to complete them.

Courses are step-by-step, and include loads of resources, checkpoints, professional feedback, certificates, and a community of your fellow students.

You will gain more UX skills and practice than ever before, while still working on great mini-projects. There’s no monthly subscription – so you only pay for the courses you actually want to take.

Our next course for the RunBuddy UX Challenge is right here – check it out!

Redesign a Rating Screen for this Running App

We’ll work to re-design a feature for our running app, RunBuddy. Along the way, we’ll learn tons of practical UX design techniques.

  • Course Begins December 10th

👩🏾‍💻 50 Students    💵 $29 

Other Important Stuff

As we move to the new Bitesize UX, I want to make sure that the transition goes as smoothly as possible for all current members.

In a nutshell:
– The past challenges have been moved to app.bitesizeux.com
– You will no longer be charged your monthly subscription as of December 1, 2018
– You’ll have full access to the old site until June 1, 2019
– Your portfolio and project links will work until June 1 2019

 

Where did the old site go?
It’s right here – you can use your usual login to access your portfolio, and all past challenges. Everything here will be active until June 1st, 2019. While we will not be posting anymore challenges here, you will have full access to the existing challenges, your portfolio, and everything else on the site.

 

Will I be charged my normal subscription fee?
Nope. As of December 1st, 2018, you will no longer be charged your monthly subscription fee. You will still have access to the site, challenges, and your portfolio until June 1, 2019.

 

Will my current account info work on the new site?
No – you will have to create a new username and password. There is no subscription fee, so you will only be charged if you decide to enroll in a course.

 

Will my portfolio link still work?
Yes – until June 1st, 2019, your portfolio links will work. This means that if you sent out a link to a portfolio or challenge submission, users will still be able to click on them to see your work.

 

How do I access my portfolio after June 1st?
If you want access to your portfolio, you can contact [email protected] We can help you download, or export your portfolio so you do not lose any work, and so you can include your portfolio pieces on an external portfolio site.


Top Deejay Headphones

First impressions.

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing many hats and being the czar of many different jobs. I mainly managed projects and worked as a video editor. On production, there were times that I was called on to work as an audio tech and was made to wear headphones on long production days. In those days, having a really good set of headphones that picked up every nuance of sound was essential to making sure the client got what they needed. Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing many hats and being the czar of many different jobs. I mainly managed projects and worked as a video editor. On production, there were times that I was called on to work as an audio tech and was made to wear headphones on long production days. In those days, having a really good set of headphones that picked up every nuance of sound was essential to making sure the client got what they needed.

Naturally, my first impression of these headphones is based off of the look of them. They have a classic over-the-ear style that is highlighted by a blue LED light that indicates the power for the noise canceling. The padding on the ear pieces seems adequate for extended usage periods.

They are wired headphones, but the 3.5mm stereo mini-plug cable is detachable. Something else I noticed right of the bat was the very nice carrying case that comes with them. It has a hard plastic exterior with a soft cloth interior that helps to protect the surface of the headphones from scratches. I never truly appreciated cases for headphones until I started carrying them from place-to-place. Now I can’t imagine not having a case.

It’s safe to say that because of my unique professional experiences, I’ve tested out a lot of headphones.

John Williams

A perfect fit.

Once I gave the headphones a thorough once-over exam, I tried them on. As I mentioned, they have a classic over-the-ear style and just looking at them, the padding on the ear pieces seem adequate and the peak of the headband seemed to be a bit lacking, but you don’t really know comfort unless you try on the product. So, I slipped the headphones on and found them to be exquisitely comfortable. In order to test how voices sounded, and the overall art of sound mixing, I pulled up Netflix on my iPad Air 2 and watched a few minutes of a movie to hear all the nuances of the film. None of them were lost. In fact, I ended up hearing sounds that I hadn’t heard before. Echoes…birds chirping…wind blowing through trees…breathing of the characters…it was very impressive what the headphones ended up bringing out for me.

Quality.

Now that I had the headphones on my head, I was finally ready to plug and play some music. I plugged the provided cable into the jack on the headphones and then the one on my iPhone 6. Then I called up Pandora. I tend to have a very eclectic music purview and have many stations set up for different moods. From John Williams to Fallout Boy, the sound quality of these headphones was remarkable. There is an amazing depth of sound and incredible highs and lows that make listening to music a truly breathtaking experience.

In order to test how voices sounded, and the overall art of sound mixing, I pulled up Netflix on my iPad Air 2 and watched a few minutes of a movie to hear all the nuances of the film. None of them were lost. In fact, I ended up hearing sounds that I hadn’t heard before. Echoes…birds chirping…wind blowing through trees…breathing of the characters…it was very impressive what the headphones ended up bringing out for me.