best cites to get /host UI and UX talent

11 Mar 2008 - 8:09pm
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2008

I have an opportunity to build a UI/UX team for my company and (like everyone else) am concerned about finding quality talent. There is a potential to develop this group at a number of different locations across the US. My experience has shown that certain cities will "resonate" better to the design community. I'd very much like to hear this groups opinions as to the options listed below. Yes, no, maybe's and "Good Luck, Sport"!

Cupertino,Ca
Houston, Tx
Corvallis, Or
Ft Collins, Co

Not exactly exciting options and I have my own opinions, but I'd like to hear from the community.

Much thanks,
Craig

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12 Mar 2008 - 11:32pm
timoni
2008

>
> My experience has shown that certain cities will "resonate" better to the
> design community. I'd very much like to hear this groups opinions as to the
> options listed below. Yes, no, maybe's and "Good Luck, Sport"!
>
> Cupertino,Ca
> Houston, Tx
> Corvallis, Or
> Ft Collins, Co
>

I live in San Francisco, so my opinion is purely based on what I've heard
from other city dwellers--but I think a lot of people in the Bay area would
thank you to have a team in SF proper rather than Curpertino. Apple is
based there, yes, but the commute is infamous (there was a commemorative
t-shirt at some point).
Cheers,
Timoni

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13 Mar 2008 - 6:40pm
Anonymous

As far as Corvallis, OR goes... you're about 1.5 hrs commute south of
Portland. As Timoni mentioned re: Cupertino/SF-- you might get a
better response from the local UI/UX talent pool if you located in
Portland.

That said, Corvallis has a high education rate per capita and a solid
engineering program at OSU. As long as your candidates were open to
living in a small town (but a cool little small town!) you might do
okay.

good luck,
~Amy

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