Aquent, the leading global staffing and outsourcing firm dedicated to marketing, creative, and digital professionals, announced today they have won Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Award for providing superior service to their clients and talent. Vitamin T, a division of Aquent, was also recognized as a Best of Staffing Award winner for the fourth year running.
Aquent's VP of Global Marketing, Nelson Rodriguez, told Fast Company his secrets for managing creatives. One recommendation: Deliberately move away from a culture that highlights individual genius and instead create a workplace that makes teamwork pleasurable and fun. In his view, creatives who have a collaborative approach are more flexible and willing to tear their work apart to make it better.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) provide large numbers of learners with unlimited access to online material, but they are not for everyone. Here is how some companies (including Aquent) and training experts recommend approaching the use and creation of MOOCs.
Aquent launched a new MOOC aimed at web professionals who are interested in learning how to assess a site's usability and apply UX principles to site design and development.
A UX unicorn is a UX professional who can do it all from user research and information architecture to interaction and visual design. Unfortunately, such talent is hard to come by and expense if it can be found. This article describes what you can do if you don't have "unicorn money."
Myths and misperceptions abound concerning the power and flexibility of WordPress as a reliable CMS. This post debunks the six leading myths and, along the way, makes the case for WordPress!
Aquent Gymnasium launched a new course today, "UX Fundamentals: Learning to design for your users." This free online class will teach designers and developers the basic principles of user experience design.