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So you wanna be a user experience designer — Step 1: Resources

So you wanna be a user experience designer — Step 1: Resources
Want to pursue a career in UX, but don’t know where to start? When you Learn the Ropes with Whitney Hess, you get in-depth training on principles, process, methods and techniques you need to excel in User Experience. Learn more > Pretty much every single day I get a tweet, email, or in person request for information on how to get started in the field of user experience. I’ve recently had a few people reach out to me even asking me to mentor them throughout the process. Given that I often find myself repeating the same answers over and over again, I decided to put all of my resources in a single blog post so that folks could easily access a consolidated version of my advice. So you wanna be a user experience designer? The best way to learn a new language is to go to a country where it’s spoken and immerse yourself in the confusion. If you’re interested in getting to know more about user experience, I recommend doing the same. …as well as any other topics that come up along the way. UX Books

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10 UX Design Trends You Shouldn't Overlook in 2015 In today’s fast-changing world of user experience design, predicting the future is no longer the art of gazing into a crystal ball. Instead, keeping oneself up-to-date with latest techniques and trends not only delivers a better user experience but also gives a leading edge over the competition. With 2014 completely over (and 2 months from 2015 too), its a perfect time to take stock of what trends will make waves in the remainder of 2015.

2014 Logo Trends on LogoLounge.com If home is our first place, and work is our second place, then mobile screens have definitely become our third place. Smart phone use has increased from 21 percent in 2010 to more than 63 percent today, and with 83 percent of all Americans online regularly, that percentage of mobile users is bound to keep edging up. The fact that so many people now view the world through a window the size of a business card has spelled an inevitable change in logo design. The Main Tap Pattern Tap Library Pattern Tap Robert Hoekman Jr – The essential elements of great web applications A presentation given at at Web Directions User Experience, Melbourne Town Hall, May 16 2008, and Web Direction Government, Old Parliament House, Canberra, May 19 2008. Presentation slides Session description

15 Free Ebooks about User Experience and Interface Design » paul olyslager I have collected 15 free ebooks about UX and interface design, including some best selling books which are definitely worth reading. Not only are these free ebooks pretty good reads but perhaps I could save a small rainforest as well. Please let me know if you have read other great free ebooks lately. Search User Interfaces by Marti A. Hearst (2009) User Interface Design and UX Design: 70 Important Research Papers Covering Peer-Reviewed and Informal Studies Important peer-reviewed and informally published recent research on user interface design and user experience (UX) design. For the benefit of clients and colleagues we have culled a list of approximately 70 curated recent research publications dealing with user interface design, UX design and e-commerce optimization. In our opinion these publications represent some of the best formal research thinking on UI and UX design.

How to design the perfect single page website Single page designs can be an excellent technique for tackling smaller websites, even those that you might not think could ever be done without multiple pages. There are tons of great reasons for using a single page site, from ease of maintenance to reduced bandwidth needs. If you’re tackling a shorter site, one that would normally have a handful of pages, consider using a single page, and see if it will make the project easier and more user friendly. Creative with Fonts We are happy to announce that an improved version of TypeDNA has been released!2.4.0 includes TypeDNA FontEdge for identifying fonts on images. Web Fonts enhanced by TypeDNA.Try our new free addon for Google Chrome. Get a live preview of web fonts on any webpage!

Usability Methods 80/20 rule A principle for setting priorities: users will use 20% of the features of your product 80% of the time. Focus the majority of your design and development effort (80%) on the most important 20% of the product. Read more » affinity diagram

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