This is a list of 25 short, crisp tutorials on UX Design — once done, you should have a good understanding of what the field of UX looks like, how users interact with your products, how to go about improving your users’ experience, as well as have a toolbox of a few processes to get you started right away.
A very quick overview of UX Design
Steve Krug’s book “Don’t Make Me Think” is considered a classic amongst UX Designers. In the following four tutorials, we’ll go through the least you can do today to make your website a lot more usable. It’s a good way to jump into the field, and once done, you’ll already feel like you can start making contributions to improve your site’s UX.
What does usability mean in web design?
Researching and Strategizing UX
This section will help you develop a framework to think about how your users experience your product. Starting from Human Centered Design and Lean UX approaches, we will look at how we should approach the process of designing products while keeping the user in focus. After this, we will look into BJ Fogg’s Behavior Model which gives a good framework to think about why certain behaviors happen, and how we can design new behaviors. We will end this section with a summary of Nir Eyal’s ideas on building habit-forming products.
What is Human-Centered Design?
This section starts with an overview of what UX Research methods you can use, and when you should consider using them. It should get you familiarized with the process to do your user research, create user personas, quickly build your prototypes, and write effective copy that works for your product.