Category: Learn UX

  • Best UX Courses on LinkedIn Learning

    The top 10 UX design courses on LinkedIn Learning (previously Lynda.com). I’ve hand-selected the top UX courses for this platform, and explain some advantages of using LinkedIn Learning.

  • UX Learning Guide: UX Books vs UX Courses vs UX Bootcamps

    UX Learning Guide: UX Books vs UX Courses vs UX Bootcamps

    How to leverage your learning style and choose between UX books, UX courses and UX bootcamps

  • UX Design Processes

    UX Design Processes

    With the growth of UX today, there are a plethora of design methodologies but a designer’s process will depend on the problem they’re solving. Approaches can differ based on the constraints of a project. One team may prefer a simple approach, whereas another may opt to blend two or more together.  These design processes are…

  • Should UX designers learn how to code? A definitive answer.

    Should UX designers learn how to code? A definitive answer.

    I once wrote about whether UX designers should code. Years later, my answer remains mostly the same. This article will help you stay away from fruitless “should you code” debates into perpetuity.  If you’re transitioning into UX, you’re probably wondering whether you need to learn how to code. It used to be one of the…

  • Should You Pay for a UX Design Course?

    Should You Pay for a UX Design Course?

    Relevant: here’s a curated list of the best free and paid UX courses. Prospective UX designers often wonder whether they should spend money on UX classes. Get an informed decision by considering the 2 dimensions of free vs paid courses and in-person vs online training: Free Online UX Courses (skip to section) Paid Online UX Courses (skip to…

  • Design Group Critiques: A Primer

    Design Group Critiques: A Primer

    A group critique, according to the Nielsen Norman Group, refers to “analyzing a design, and giving feedback on whether it meets its objectives.” Group critiques can occur when collaborating with classmates in a UX course, during UX interviews and of course on the job as a UX designer. This often occurs in a group setting…

  • Design Communication Toolkit – Part 2: Giving Design Feedback

    Design Communication Toolkit – Part 2: Giving Design Feedback

    You worked hard. Maybe you even spent hours toiling over the pixels, the placement, the idea your design was conveying. And then come those terrible, dreadful, no-good words. “I just don’t like it.” Nails. On. Chalkboard. How is that helpful?! What ever happened to constructive criticism?! It’s all you can do to keep yourself from…

  • [Intro guide] UX Research

    [Intro guide] UX Research

    UX research is a broad discipline encompassing an array of specific practices. Its goal is to cut through the fog of assumptions and shine a light on the reality of who people are, what they do, and what they want. Article written by Emerson Dameron, UX Consultant, Content Strategist, and Writer based in Los Angeles.…

  • Design Communication Toolkit – Part 1: Communication Styles

    Design Communication Toolkit – Part 1: Communication Styles

    Communication is a word that gets tossed around freely. UX managers and recruiters are looking for individuals with not just the right design chops but also good communication skills. I’m certain no one has ever gone in for an interview and said, “You know I have every technical skill you need, but to be honest…

  • 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…