Check out my new ebook for UXPin’s Free Design Library: UX Design: The Definitive Beginner’s Guide.
What You’ll Find Inside
- 5 chapters to help you succeed in UX design.
- Topics include: thinking like a designer, different design stages, useful activities, finding mentors, launching your career, and more.
- Advice from 15 design leaders like Laura Klein, Kate Rutter, Andy Budd, Cindy Alvarez, and more.
Why I Wrote a Beginner’s Guide to UX
I’m a huge advocate of UXPin and their completely free knowledge base on all topics UX. One topic they hadn’t covered was a beginner’s guide to UX, so I volunteered to write it.
We need more solid advice books for people new to UX. Corey Lebson’s great new book on the topic will hopefully be the first of many publications on this essential topic. If we want this field to thrive, we need to provide people with stepladders into it.
As an educator, I’m also on the frontlines of the UX designer drought. Right now there are way more UX jobs than there are qualified applicants for those jobs. Educators like myself, as well as like-minded UXers like Corey and Fred Beecher, hope to change that.
Why Work in UX?
If you’re new to the notion that there is a profession out there called user experience design, you might be dubious about said profession. UX is a growing field that involves many of the following skill sets:
- Content strategy
- Information architecture
- User research
- Visual design
- Interaction design
It is a broad field with lots of room for creative professionals interested in technology to claim their place. If you like tinkering with new technologies, get excited about empirical research, enjoy communicating with other people, and have a strong opinion on the way digital products and services should be designed, you should definitely take a look at this book and any other you can find on UX.