Resources For Learning UX – Videos, Articles, and Influeners

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It all comes down to user experience (UX) and user experience design.

And at Pagezii, we strive for great UX. We also know how tough it is to achieve that. But the road to great UX starts with the basics. So we’ve amassed the best UX videos, articles and influencers from around the web to get you on the fast-track to becoming an expert on all things UX related.

Let’s get started.

Best Videos for Learning UX

What is UX? By Ahmed Samir via YouTube

Ahmed Samir, UX and Graphic Design Team Leader at Esri Northeast Africa created this short animation explaining what UX is and why it’s important. If you’re short on time, this is the video for you.

What the #$%@ is UX Design by UX Mastery via YouTube

We can’t explore the topic of UX without exploring the topic of UX Design. What is UX Design you ask? Watch this informative sped up whiteboard drawing to find out what it is and why it’s so important.

The ROI of User Experience by Human Factors International via YouTube

Still need convincing on why UX is important? Susan Weinschenk, Chief of UX Strategy at Americas at Human Factors International shares the financial implications of a poor user experience.

Best Articles for Learning UX

The Definition of User Experience (UX) by Dan Norman and Jakob Neilsen via Neilsen Norman Group

This simple definition of what UX is by one of the de facto experts in the field is a must read. It’s short, to the point, and provides plenty of information to get you started in learning all about UX.

What is User Experience Design? 15 User Experience Experts Weigh In by Spencer Lanoue via User Testing Blog

We can’t talk about user experience without talking about user experience design. And in Spencer’s post, 15 expert contributors share insider information, but also to expose you to 15 extra influencers to follow on the subject of UX design.

UI Design vs. UX Design – What’s the difference? By David Bailey-Lauring via Medium

David Bailey-Lauring’s contribution to gives you a clear definition of UX and UI design, but also what it takes to pursue a career in either field.

Top Influencers for Learning UX

Don Norman

If you’re going to follow anyone from this list, make that follow Don Norman. Featured earlier in this post for his simple definition of UX, Don Norman has a ton of publications, teaches at a number of universities, and has held executive positions at Apple and HP. All due to his expertise in UX and UI design.

Follow Don

Catalina Naranjo-Bock

As the Lead User Experience Researcher at Google, a UX writer, and speaker at Stanford University, Catalina is another great follow to stay up to speed with all things UX related. She’s active on Twitter highlighting UX of companies in the Silicon Valley.

Follow Catalina

Julie Zhuo

Julie’s weekly contribution to Medium, A Year Through The Looking Glass, answers questions received from her audience about all things UX and design. As someone who has worked over a decade at Facebook, and is the current VP, Product Design, Julie is a super informative and knowledgeable source to follow.

Follow Julie

Learning UX – A Starter’s Guide

Our list of resources here is just the beginning of the rabbit hole to learning about UX. It’s an easy concept to understand, but a difficult one to master. But now you’re on the right track by diving into the resources in this post.

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