Last updated: 5/17/2019
Over the past few months I have been curating articles and resources to help me learn more about UX design.
UX is an important part of digital learning experiences. Good UX in learning can help remove barriers for our learners in navigating to the content they need and so much more. Join me on the next eLearning Guild Spotlight on UX Design on Aug 1.
Check out these UX sites for helpful articles
Medium is one of the best places to find current UX design articles. This resource gives a list of plenty of them. A few of my favorites on the list are UX Planet, UX Power Tools, and UX Collective.
Usually I get my best Smashing Mag articles through their Twitter but they've also got a pretty cool articles section on their site. Smashing Mag always has some top-notch articles on UX design. Be sure to check out some of their other topic areas in design too!
Adobe has an amazing design blog that covers a variety of topics in design. You may have to dig a bit for the UX articles but you're guaranteed to find gems along the way.
Laws of UX is a collection of the maxims and principles that designers can consider when building user interfaces.
UX Myths is myth busting in the space of UX. Check out this list of myths.
Designer News is a resource I view every day. It's curated content for designers that is updated daily. I usually view it from the Google Chrome Extension, Panda. It's by far one of my most valuable outlets for learning about design.
Little Big Details is a curated collection of the finer details of design, updated every day.
Watch and listen with these videos and podcasts
Based on the name, you might think this podcast is about creating wireframes but it's not. Wireframe is a podcast about good design. Brought to you by Adobe and Gimlet Creative.
Behance has some of the best live streams and live stream replays on UX/UI. I love watching or listening to the videos while I'm working. I just pop it up on one of my other monitors and tune in when I can. Check out the YouTube video below for one of the latest Live Replays I have watched.
I have to be honest. I haven't ever ~really~ gotten into podcasts but if I did it would be those that are on design. Check out this rad list of recommended UX/UI design podcasts.
UX Articles I love
I have a special folder for design articles and I thought I would share some of my favorites with you. I have used these articles to help me make decisions and teach me about UX. When I have enough articles I may break them up into categories.
Tiny Wins is a MUST read. It is one of my all time favorite articles. It talks about how the smallest changes can make the biggest impact.
This is an article I recently read, the title is pretty self explanitory. When should you use letter casing in design?
I'm not an illustrator but I think this article is pretty eye opening in regards to the positives good illustration can bring to designs.
Visual cues may help you achieve goals in your design. This article outlines tips on creating visual cues and shares examples.
Does content below the fold get the same amount of attention and action as content above the fold? Check out this collection of articles to learn more.
Inclusive design is so important. That is all.
When I think about UX, I don't normally think about sound. Sound is an important element to consider in UX. When do you use sound, what sorts of sound do you use, and where can you find resources for sound?
Motion is more complicated than it would seem. Good motion design is something I am currently trying to build my skills in. This article is a good read on creating usability with motion.
This article shows best practices in motion design in UX. It's got tons of great examples of dos/don'ts and the reasoning behind them.
Check out these 7 ways you can help your team make your designs more accessible.
Learn about why Miller's Law is so important.
Personlization of experiences, rewards, competition and more. Those are just a few of the things this article covers in what we can learn about UX from games.
Writing great copy can be hard. This series of articles will help you on that journey.
As designers we should be creating designs that our users can trust. Check out these tips for creating trustworthy designs.
What are personas and what are jobs to be done? Learn more about both, how they'll benefit you, and see some examples.
The squint test has been one of my favorite articles. I don't want to give it away but it's worth a read and also a fun activity.
Aesthetic designs are perceived as easier to use than less-aesthetic designs.