Hi guys! Lately, the ux design field increased seamingly and its popularity on the internet went only up, but in this large expanse of sources and publications- there are a few that stand out quite a lot! In lieu of the same, here is a list of our favorite UX Blogs that you must check out. Enjoy!
1. Interaction Design Foundation
Interaction design is especially useful, because it is so much more than just a blog. In addition to well written and eloquent blog posts, this website allows audiences to sign up for multiple online courses and webinars, that teach you even more about the ux design world.
Even better is that you can do all this at your own pace, without ever missing a deadline or being late for a class. If that wasn’t enough, they are currently doing research regarding a more human-centered approach to problem solving. Also they aim towards creating products that enable users to achieve objectives in the best way possible.
Although this website does offer extremely handy blog articles about certain “How to”s of UX design, what is even more attractive is the websites ‘study guides’. These allow audiences to gain more wisdom about what the UX world offers to them. and the other way around.
Even if you are someone that does not particularly enjoy reading, you don’t need to worry about it, since nngroup also offers video posts about popular UX topics. Nngroup is also extremely helpful when it comes to user testing, and has hordes of research and information regarding users, which can prove highly useful to projects that you work on!
Usabilitygeek aims their blog posts towards a niche of UX design: usability. Their topics range from inclusion in terms of UX, to comparisons between new technology and old and also to articles that are aimed towards helping you make the most of the tools you have. All for increasing the usability of your site.
Another advantage to this site is of course the fact that it offers discounts to online ux courses!
Based on Medium’s platform, ux collective offers hooking articles, and has 416k followers to show it. It tackles a list of article topics ranging from comparisons between two different design tools, to editorial style articles such as motherhood and design.
For instance, they have a tremendously beneficial article regarding forms, design systems and how designers can make the most of buttons. Another element that they do really well is the graphics and images that go along with their blogs, always offering eye-capturing gifs and images to attract you to the articles.
Connect with large audiences with similar interests
Main Focus – aesthetics and usability
5. UX Movement
Uxmovement contains a vast variety of articles, and conveniently divides them up into certain subheadings such as “wireframes” or “thinking” that allow you to find the perfect article for you, in a short amount of time.
Additionally, this website offers all sorts of topics that raiders can debate upon, such as “Actionable Vs. Unactionable: Which are you getting?”, and readers can have a discussion in the comment section to understand different perspectives.
Flagship service – Tackles a wide expanse of topics
Main advantage – Debate spaces where you learn to argument your decisions
Topics – Wide variety
6. Just In Mind
Just in mind takes on a more hands-on approach to UX UI design, and provides a variety of tools and prototyping tools to help get started on any project.
This blog also offers several examples of features, designs, and websites/applications that you can use as inspiration for your creations. Making their brand increasingly convenient, justinmind also has a mobile application that you can download!
Uxbooth is an especially useful corner of the internet that discusses a large range of topics, even those that may not be directly related to designing, such as helping audiences with the more business related elements of the UX field. Their team, made up of field experts, also offers regular newsletters to readers, so that you never miss out on a trend!
Helpful even when it comes to understanding the more business and financial side of the field
Stay in touch through newsletters
8. Ux Design Institute
A great website that provide professional courses that allow beginners to earn a diploma regarding UX/UI design, all while sitting in the comfort of their house.
There are a variety of academic courses to join, that range from specialist courses to professional certificates, to shorter 6 week courses. Which means that they have a course for just about anyone that has an interest in learning UX design. The highly rated reviews on their website, from over 500 users, are proof of their expertise and high quality work.
Prices range from 950 Euros (for six week courses) to 1,850 Euros (for fully professional, 3 month courses)
2,750 Euros for a 6 month, professional diploma in UX design
Online and self paced
9. UX Mastery
This amazing blog, which partners with the Interaction design foundation, is the place you can go to for anything you are interested in. Learning about recent trends in design, reading more about research in particular, or just finding a space to connect to others that have similar interests.
With the help of editorial pieces, articles on a vast list of topics, and a chance to join diverse learning communities, ux mastery becomes the go-to for anything you could need!
The last entry to our list defines itself as the “one stop resource for everything related to user experience”, and it’s impossible to disagree. With individual resources for professionals and beginners, this blog proves to be exceedingly beneficial for anyone interested in UX design, regardless of their expertise.
It also consists of different “episodes”, led by specialists, that users can subscribe to in order to stay up to date, and learn more specifically about art and the purpose of popular art pieces.
Guys, as you probably know reading ux blogs helps you pave the way in this amazing field, but practicing with trial and error is the most important aspect when it comes to shaping strong skills in any field not just user experience design. Staying up to date with latest updates, trends and best practices in ux/ui design industry is a must, that’s why we’ve outlined blogs that we believe are assets for your toolbelt!
Which one is your personal favourite? Or, do you think we missed out on any hidden gems? Let us know by writing at [email protected]