The Best Udemy Courses for Every UX Skill

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Udemy is a giant learning marketplace with courses on virtually every topic under the sun, from learning piano to, of course, UX design courses. Because of the immense selection, it’s difficult to choose which courses are the best in each category, and UX design is no exception. So I present to you the “quick hits” list of the best courses available … Read More

The Myth of the UX Degree

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“Hmm, I know I don’t have a formal design background, but I think, um, my experience as an engineer and PM is certainly going to help…” Here I was, at my first-ever UX job interview, trying to convince a total stranger that I can be a UX designer. I could hear the insecurity flying through my shivering body. I’ve never … Read More

Know Your UX Terms: Common Words and Acronyms in User Experience Design

This is a guest post by Amber Stechyshyn, UX Designer and Content Fellow at Springboard. When starting out in a new field, one of the first things to adjust to is all the new terminology.  Job applications are full of them, networking event attendees use them casually, and many articles assume that you know exactly what they are. Glossaries and … Read More

How to Get People to Fill Out Your Damn UX Surveys

Surveys are a staple of research work. If you’re a UX Designer working on a product (especially a new one), it’s likely at some point you’ll have to craft a survey. I think surveys are great – they can help you gain insights quickly from many people, often for cheap free. But surveys are only as useful as the number … Read More

The Ultimate List of UX Topics All Beginners Should Know

When entering a new field, there’s usually a standard curriculum to learn. Front-end developers learn HTML & CSS. Content producers learn the basics of copywriting. But… What about UX? Since everything about a product is technically tied to the user’s experience, it can be confusing to determine the most important topics for beginners to learn. That’s what we’re going to cover today. The methodology – I … Read More

Learn UI Design by Copying

Throughout most of our academic careers, we’ve been taught that copying is a bad thing. Getting caught copying an author’s work is considered plagiarism. Copying someone else during an exam can lead to expulsion. So it’s not a surprise that we have negative associations with copying, even to this day. But what about copying as a way to learn?  I’m … Read More

The UX Buffet – How to Learn UX Without Going Insane

this post is inspired from a conversation with a UXB subscriber, who asked… [su_quote]I feel overwhelmed with the number of things to learn in UX. There’s visual design, usability testing, information architecture…not to mention skills like coding. Where do I start?[/su_quote] Indeed, learning UX isn’t necessarily the smoothest user experience itself. One Google search can easily give UX Beginners the impression … Read More

Should You Pay for a UX Design Course?

You’re strapped for time…how do you choose between taking a free UX class or shelling our money for a paid course?  This article is going to specifically focus on the merits of free versus paid UX courses, which includes individual courses, certificates and immersive programs. Various other forms of UX education such as events, seminars and degree programs will be … Read More

UCLA Extension User Experience Design Class – Detailed Review

For those of you who want a solid intro to user experience in a traditional class setting, UCLA Extension puts forth a damn good offering. I’ll be writing specifically about my experience with the Fall 2012 User Experience Design course taught by professors Jaime Levy and Mark Sloan. Both professors are extremely talented and run their own user experience design … Read More

Cal State Fullerton User Experience Certificate Program – Review

CSUF’s UX Certificate program is in its early years of experimentation, but has already gained a strong reputation in Orange County. Unlike the more established UCLA UX Design (link), CSUF’s UX courses may undergo drastic change with each iteration. Thus keep in mind that the following review is for courses taken in the Fall 2012 – Winter 2013 Certificate track. … Read More