In the summer of 2023, I was entrusted by the BRIDGEGOOD team to pioneer a high school internship initiative known as ‘Design Explorers.’ This program is strategically designed to nurture creative talent among high school students, aiming to diversify the tech sector and initiate meaningful, lucrative career paths.
BRIDGEGOOD is all about student empowerment and tech opportunity. For two decades we’ve been on a mission to provide access, professional opportunities, and tech literacy to under-resourced design students and job seekers of color. Our interview with KTVU sheds light on the impact we’ve been making since 2009.
On August 17, 2023, the iconic San Francisco Bay Bridge provided a stunning backdrop for a truly inspiring gathering at Google San Francisco. BRIDGEGOOD’s “Power of We” event showcased the incredible achievements of our UX Design Apprentices over the summer.
In an exciting and progressive collaboration spanning two years, Beyond and BRIDGEGOOD have been working hand-in-hand to nurture diverse talent within the design industry. BRIDGEGOOD, a nonprofit organization based in the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area, is committed to bridging the gap by providing essential access, professional opportunities, and tech literacy to under-resourced students and job seekers of color. Their hallmark UX Apprenticeship initiative, supported by Beyond, offers tuition-free access, hands-on training, and portfolio-building activities for Bay Area Artists and Designers. As part of this collaboration, Beyond has not only mentored BRIDGEGOOD’s apprentices but also offered internships, providing a stepping stone for emerging designers.
Design Thinking is an approach to problem solving that engages a person to understand and empathize with user needs, identifying/re-defining problems, brainstorming ideas, and test those ideas using prototypes to learn and iterate towards the best solution for the users. There are 5-steps in the Design Thinking Process, which consist of: Empathy Define Ideate Prototype […]
Whether you’re an aspiring UX designer or a seasoned UX professional, staying on top of UX design trends is crucial at every stage of your career. Adapting to evolving user expectations, embracing new technologies, and continuously refining your skills to deliver exceptional user experiences are just a few key factors that contribute to achieving success […]
Congratulations to all the recent graduates of the Google UX Professional Certificate and Bootcamp programs! At BRIDGEGOOD, we understand the challenges you might be facing when it comes to landing your first job in the tech and design industry. In this article, we aim to provide practical insights based on feedback from recruiters and hiring […]
BRIDGEGOOD + Tesla: Uniting Design, Technology, and Opportunity. A Glimpse into the Fusion of Robotics, Product Design, and Engineering, Empowering Underrepresented Talent in the UX Design Field Oakland, CA — In a landmark collaboration aimed at fostering diversity and inclusivity in the tech industry, BRIDGEGOOD, a renowned nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering under-resourced students and […]
When Executive Director Shaun Tai founded Oakland Digital in 2009, he wanted to create a space in which students and job seekers of color from under-resourced backgrounds bridge the digital literacy divide by providing them advanced graphic and professional skills to help them succeed in a meaningful career in tech and make a global difference. […]
BRIDGEGOOD UX Design Apprentices work directly with US Bank’s Director of UX Design. BRIDGEGOOD, an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization known for empowering creatives in the field of user experience (UX) design, is thrilled to announce the launch of its innovative UX Apprenticeship Program. This groundbreaking initiative aims to recruit and onboard aspiring UX design students […]