Category: UX for Beginners

  • 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…

  • The Ultimate List of UX Topics All Beginners Should Know

    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 are UX skills UX designers should learn? 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…

  • UX Essentials Lesson 3: Strategy and User Experience

    In the previous post, we covered what UX Designers actually do on the job. (For a refresher, please re-read What UX Designers Do.) In this lesson, let’s dig into Strategy, an underrated component of design. Readers with a business background will especially appreciate the relevance of this lesson. This is a bigger post, so let’s break it down into 3…

  • UX Essentials Lesson 2: What UX Designers Do

    In the previous post, we defined User Experience Design in many contexts. For a refresher, please re-read Defining User Experience Design. In this lesson, let’s dig into the real-world applications of what UX Designers do. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the UX field, practitioners need to be able to think at a high level but also…

  • UX Essentials Lesson 1: Defining User Experience Design

    Welcome to the first lesson of the UX Essentials Course! It’s a course containing lessons on the different elements of User Experience. By the end of this course you should be able to: Understand and explain the different elements of User Experience Design Learn exactly what UX Designers do Get inside knowledge on how to make a solid…

  • UX Beginners: How to Move Beyond UX Tools

    Every craft requires its tools. Carpenters have their drill bits and utility belts. Accountants have Excel. Digital creatives have…an endless number of tools at their disposal. Because the internet. Thus it’s no surprise that one of the top questions I get about working in UX Design is: “What tools do you use?” I used respond by…