What Is User Experience Design? Overview, Tools And Resources
Websites About UX
Plenty of websites cover the topic of UX. Here are a few of them.
UX Magazine is a high-quality resource that publishes discussions on ways to enhance the user experience.
UX Booth is a multi-author blog catering to the user experience community. It also covers usability and interaction design.
User Interface: Stack Exchange
Still in beta, UI Stack Exchange (part of the Stack Overflow network) is a collaboratively edited question-and-answer website for user interface researchers and experts.
UX Exchange is a community-driven website where members can ask about user experience and UX-related fields such as usability, accessibility and interaction design.
User Interface Engineering
UIE is the largest usability research organization in the world. It publishes articles and research findings on its website.
UXmatters is a Web magazine that publishes content on user experience strategies, information on the UX discipline and more.
52 Weeks of UX
This website by Joshua Porter and Joshua Brewer covers topics related to “the process of designing for real people.”
Boxes and Arrows
Though Boxes and Arrows describes itself as being “devoted to the practice, innovation and discussion of design,” the website regularly publishes top-notch articles about UX.
Peter Morville, founder of Semantic Studios, a leading information architecture, user experience and findability consultancy, writes about user experience (and related topics) in this Web column.
101 Things I Learned in Interaction Design School
Interaction design is intimately related to UX, and this blog offers short and “easily digestible” posts on the topic.
This website provides quote snippets on the topic of UX.
Quotes From the User
User experience is all about the user (which is why personas are important). This Tumblr blog tells the story of UX from the perspective of the user by featuring quotes by users of various systems.
This blog by the head of product at FourSquare (a popular location-based social networking service), Alex Rainert, often covers his thoughts on information and interaction design.
Konigi indexes news, resources and tools for UX designers (in a nice gallery layout that makes browsing the website easy).
This design pattern library discusses common tactics for decieving users, which can help UX designers locate patterns to avoid if they want to create a positive user experience.
UX Pond is a search engine dedicated to UX-related content.
Adaptive Path Blog
Adaptive Path, a leading user interface and user experience design firm, runs a blog with useful content on UX and UI design.
Putting People First
This portal provides links, articles, resources and news about UX and “people-centered innovation,” curated by the Italy-based experience design company Experientia.
The blog of nForm (a consulting team focused on user experience) publishes great content relevant to UX designers.
The UX-related blog of Viget Advance, a website production company.
Highly-respected usability researcher and ground-breaking author, Jakob Nielsen, writes a column named Alertbox on the topic of usability and UX.
Sara Summers, user experience evangelist for Microsoft, blogs about (you guessed it) UX on her blog.
UI and Us
UI and Us is “about user interface design, user experience design and the cognitive psychology behind design.”
UX Storytellers uses one of the profession’s methodologies (storytelling) to tell the stories of UX, UI and IA professionals.