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UX Game Designer at Creative Assembly. I write about UX in Games and Review Books about Design, Career & Life.

Practical tips from a UX Designer (me) that have worked in creative app studios, as a consultant, small startups, huge companies, and now I’m a UX Designer at a AAA video game studio!

  • How to design your portfolio
  • What to add in a CV
  • How to write a great Cover letter
  • What to say and ask in the interview
  • Extra tips on how you will succeed when got the job

I know a lot of people are soon going to come out of spring & summer looking for an internship or a job! Maybe you have already started thinking about what the future hold and what you want to create! I also know it can be very scary, stressful and you might even feel a bit lost in it all.


UX Games Designer breaks down the best design updates in the latest Pokémon Sword & Shield game for Nintendo Switch! Let’s take a look at what they changed and why it’s great UX design!

Scene showing the new camping and cooking features in the game, with some of the new Pokémon added to Sword & Shield.

I have played Pokémon games since I got the Game Boy Advance as a child. I fell in love with the strategy of the games in combination with the cute and cool looking creatures.

But there are some things that are quite annoying and somewhat strangely designed that has stuck around in the series of games. So I was happily surprised when I played through the latest title in the series and noticed quite a few updates and positive changes! (Sword & Shield → I’m going to write S&S for short).


Emotional Design — Nudge — The Psychology of Video Games — Ruined by Design

Game UX Designer review & top takeaways on some of the most popular books about design in games, physical products, choice design & ethics.

I will give you a short description, my thoughts & 3 key learnings of the books Emotional Design by Don Norman, Nudge by Richard H. Thaler & Cass R. Sunstein, The Psychology of Video Games by Celia Hodent & Ruined By Design by Mike Monterio. I hope this will inspire you to pick up these books as well.


Big Magic — Creative Confidence — The War of Art

My reviews and short takeaways of some of the most popular books about creativity and what they teach us about how to make ideas become a reality despite life’s obstacles.

This will give you short introduction to & the most important learnings from the books Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, Creative Confidence by Tom & David Kelley, as well as The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.
With thoughts of what I think of the book as well as the 3 key things I learned from them. I hope this will inspire you too pick up these books too!


Hello Mills,

This sounds very interesting and it would be great if my post can read more people in other languages.

Where would this be posted? Do you have any examples of other articles you have translated?


The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck — You are a Badass — Personality isn’t Permanent

My reviews and short takeaways on 3 popular “Self-help” books about how to look at life in a better way, get out of bad mindsets & care about what really matters in life.

This will give you short descriptions of the books The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson, You are a Badass by Jen Sincero & Personality isn’t Permanent by Benjamin Hardy. With my thoughts of the books as well as the 3 key things I learned from each one.

I hope this will inspire you too pick up these books too!


Atomic Habit — The Power of Habit — Good Habit Bad Habit

My reviews and takeaways on 3 of the most popular books about how to create the Habits and Mindset to reach our goals in life. It’s not snake-oil, it’s science.

This this will give you short descriptions of the 3 books Atomic Habits by James Clear, The Power of Habits by Charles Duhigg & Good Habits Bad Habits by Wendy Wood. With my thoughts of the book as well as the 3 key things I learned from each one. I hope this will inspire you too pick up these books too!


Start With Why — Feck Perfuction — The Dip

My reviews and best learnings of some of the most popular books about work, productivity & building motivation.

This will give you short descriptions of the books Start with Why by Simon Sinek, Feck Perfuction by James Victore & The Dip by Seth Godin. With my thoughts on the books as well as my 3 key learnings from each one. I hope this will inspire you to pick up these books as well.


Gamify — The Gamer’s Brain— Digital Compassion

My reviews and short takeaways of some of the most popular books about UX and Game design.

This will give you short descriptions of the books Gamify by Brian Buke, The Gamer’s Brain by Celia Hodent & Digital Compassion by Per Axbom. With thoughts of what I think of the book as well as the 3 key things I learned from it. I hope this will inspire you too pick up these books too!


You should develop these skills and habits to create and deliver on good designs. But this is not about the creative process or drawing the design itself!

You can be a great artist or designer, create beautiful solutions when you work alone on your own projects. But if you don’t consider these other skills, you won’t come too far when working on real cases and with people in teams. I find that they don’t teach this in schools, so many young designers make these mistakes.

If you apply these things to your own work, you will not only find that you can create better designs but also your team and clients will love you for how great and easy you are to work with!

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