My New Year’s Resolution for 2014 was to get more people started in User Experience (UX) Design. I posted one lesson every day in January, and thousands of people came to learn!
Below you will find links to all 31 daily lessons.
Basic UX Principles: How to get started
The following list isn’t everything you can learn in UX. It’s a quick overview, so you can go from zero-to-hero as quickly as possible. You will get a practical taste of all the big parts of UX, and a sense of where you need to learn more. The order of the lessons follows a real-life UX process (more or less) so you can apply these ideas as-you-go. Each lesson also stands alone, so feel free to bookmark them as a reference!
Introduction & Key Ideas
#01 — What is UX?
#02 — User Goals & Business Goals
#03 — The 5 Main Ingredients of UX
How to Understand Users
#04 — What is User Research?
#05 — How to Ask People Questions
#06 — Creating User Profiles
#07 — Designing for Devices
#08 — Design Patterns
#09 — What is Information Architecture?
#10 — User Stories & Types of Information Architecture
#11 — What is a Wireframe?
Visual Design Principles
#12 — Visual Weight, Contrast & Depth
#13 — Colour
#14 — Repetition & Pattern-Breaking
#15 — Line Tension & Edge Tension
#16 — Alignment & Proximity
Functional Layout Design
#17 — Z-Pattern, F-Pattern, and Visual Hierarchy
#18 — Browsing vs. Searching vs. Discovery
#19 — Page Framework
#20 — The Fold, Images, & Headlines
#21 — The Axis of Interaction
#22 — Forms
#23 — Calls-to-Action, Instructions & Labels
#24 — Primary & Secondary Buttons
#25 — Conditioning
#26 — Persuasion
#27 — How Experience Changes Experience
Designing with Data
#28 — What is Data?
#29 — Summary Statistics
#30 — Graph Shapes
#31 — A/B Tests
All done? There is a sequel to this course:
UX Crash Course: User Psychology
If you know someone else who wants to learn UX, please share!
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