📚 UX Design Resources
Recommended reading/listening/watching on all things UX/Product design and strategy, and user research.
The Design Of Everyday Things | Don Norman
Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience | Jeff Gothelf, Josh Seiden
Design Is Storytelling | Ellen Lupton
Project Guide to UX Design, A: For user experience designers in the field or in the making | Russ Unger, Carolyn Chandler
The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond | Jesse James Garrett
100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People | Susan Weinschenk
Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days | Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, Braden Kowitz
Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products | Nir Eyal
The Design Thinking Toolbox: A Guide to Mastering the Most Popular and Valuable Innovation Methods | Michael Lewrick, Patrick Link, Larry Leifer
Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want | Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Gregory Bernanda, Alan Smith
Just Enough Research | Erika Hall
Interviewing Users: How to Uncover Compelling Insights | Steve Portigal
UX Research: Practical Techniques for Designing Better Products | Brad Nunnally, David Farkas
Think Like a UX Researcher: How to Observe Users, Influence Design, and Shape Business Strategy | David Travis, Philip Hodgson
UX Methods: A Quick Guide to User Experience Research Methods | James Pannafino, Patrick McNeil
Validating Product Ideas: Through Lean User Research | Tomer Sharon
Testing Business Ideas: A Field Guide for Rapid Experimentation | David Bland, Alexander Osterwalder
Solving Product Design Exercises: Questions & Answers | Artiom Dashinsky
Get Into UX: A Foolproof Guide to Getting Your First User Experience Job | Vy Alechnavicius
User Defenders (inactive)
Method Podcast (inactive)
Design Untangled (inactive)
What is Wrong with UX (inactive)
Jake and Jonathan (inactive)
Product Design Report (inactive)
Design leaders to follow
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UX Design Tools
📌 Every company will have their own suite of tools depending on multiple factors. The most popular one you will likely need to learn is Figma, it's all the rage these days.
UX Database — a directory of tools.
Design Tools Database — a directory of tools.
Color.review — my favourite tool for checking colour contrast.
Tally — my favourite surveys/polls tool.
📌 There are 2 different schools of thought: web vs PDF format, both with their own pros and cons. I prefer the web for the online presence but often use a PDF-tailored version for a particular interview/company.