Websites: Informational

A List Apart –
A List Apart explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.

Baymard Institute
Baymard Institute does similarly amazing usability research but specializes in e-commerce usability. On basically any subject related to searching, shopping, or buying things online, Baymard has excellent research articles that explain best practices in a really readable way.

Laws of UX –
Laws of UX is a collection of the maxims and principles that designers can consider when building user interfaces. It was created by 

Nielsen Norman Group –
NNgroup (Nielsen Norman Group) is a world leader in Research-Based User Experience. They share their research findings to help designers and teams improve user experience. They are legends and one of their founders – Don Norman coined the term “User Experience.”

R before D –
An amazing Medium blog brought to you by DeltaCX. They care about customer, user, and human experiences with products and services. They believe in that research comes before design and development and post weekly articles that can help you learn UX!

Smashing Magazine –
Smashing Magazine is a website where you will find the best tips to make not only your UX design process but also the experiences you craft, to the next level. A meaningful experience that lasts. Isn’t that what we all want to achieve?

Usability Geek –
Usability Geek is a blog that provides practical and useful insights into topics like Usability, User Experience (UX), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Information Architecture (IA) and related fields.

UX Collective –
The UX Collective is a platform built to elevate unheard design voices all over the world. Curated stories on user experience, visual and product design.

UX magazine –
UX Magazine is a free community resource exploring all facets of experience design. They work closely with practitioners and industry leaders versed in all areas of UX to provide a steady stream of engaging and useful content.

UXmatters –
UXmatters provides insights and inspiration to experienced professionals working in every aspect of User Experience, as well as those who are just beginning their journey in the field.

UX Movement –
UX Movement is an independent publication that teaches you how to design intuitive user experiences through innovative tips, techniques, and best practices.

UX Myths –
UX Myths collects the most frequent user experience misconceptions and explains why they don’t hold true. They’ll show you a lot of research findings and articles by design and usability gurus.

UX planet –
UX planet is the one-stop resource for everything related to user experience. With a useful section for beginners with UX basics.

UX Project Checklist – 
UX Project Checklist is a simple tool to keep in mind what you want to consider from a UX point of view while working on a project in an ongoing organisation.

UX research methods (collection of education websites) – – is the leading resource for user experience (UX) best practices and guidelines, serving practitioners and students in the government and private sectors. 

Websites: References

Adobe Color –
Colour is a web app and creative community where you and other artists can create and share colour themes and inspiration. Save themes to your Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries to use in your favourite desktop and mobile apps, like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Photoshop

UI-Patterns –
UI Patterns is a really well-organized site for design patterns. It focuses on interactive parts of interfaces — forms, menus, search bars, etc. — which makes it so helpful for interaction designers. Each feature has a short, curated article that briefly explains the user problem, when it occurs, and examples of design solutions.

Pattern Tap –
Pattern Tap makes it really easy to narrow down to exactly the patterns you want. In addition to searching, you can filter design examples by Style, Type (type of feature or interaction), Color, and Device.

iOS Human Interface Guidelines (HIG)
The HIG tell you everything, from how to design a search bar or navigation bar to font and image specs. It’s the definitive resource for iOS apps. The section on user interactions is especially helpful for UX designers.

Material Design Guidelines –
Google’s Material Design Guidelines does for Android devices what HIG does for iOS, though it also offers valuable guidelines for websites too. It includes tons of suggested practices for interactions and visual design, and it even has some pre-designed themes you can easily apply to your own project.

Wireframing Templates –
If your wireframing tool of choice is Sketch, you just might be me. More likely, though, you’re somebody else, so you may not know that SketchAppSources is your go-to for UI Kits, wireframe templates, icon sets and more. If you like free things, you might be wireframing with XD, Adobe’s free (!) wireframing and prototyping tool. XDGuru has a million templates you can use to kickstart your project, and that’s…an exaggeration. But they do have a lot. If you use another tool, there are undoubtedly 1000s of designers who have spent their time so you can save yours.

Templates for Other Stuff –
While wireframes get top billing in the movie of a UX designer’s life, there’s almost always a cast of other characters. Xtensio has a ton of templates for various deliverables. You can get started with a free account that lets you have one active project at a time. You can always use these as inspiration for your own templates too!

Material Design Icons –
A large set of icons created by Google and authorized designers, free to download in a variety of file formats.

The Noun Project –
A collection of wide-ranging of community-contributed icons. if you can’t find the icon you need on Material Design Icons, come here. Many of them are free with attribution, or you can pay to get royalty-free icons.


99% Invisible

Hosted by: Roman Mars 
Release: Weekly
Length: 40 minutes
Topics:  Sound, Architecture, Technology, History, Visuals
Description: 99% Invisible is a weekly podcast that explores the process and power of architecture and design via thought-provoking stories from around the world. Roman discusses the amount of thought that goes into the stuff we don’t see – the architecture and style that shapes our world.

The NN/G UX Podcast

Hosted by: Therese Fessenden
Release: Monthly
Length: 30-50 minutes
Topics: User experience, UX career, Trends in UX
Description: This podcast is from one of the leading UX companies in the world, which means that whatever they are talking about is worth giving a listen to. They frequently release podcasts with interesting guests with backgrounds in UX, Design, and Product, meaning that they can send a lot of knowledge your way absolutely for free! 

Design Matters

Hosted by: Debbie Millman
Release: Weekly
Length: 1 hour
Topics: Product development, Visual design, User experience, User research, Creativity
Description: Design Matters has been broadcasting for more than fifteen years, making it one of the first podcasts in the world. The show focuses on how amazingly-creative people plan their life journeys. Debbie’s guests come from a variety of backgrounds, including design, but not exclusively to it. Authors, writers, art directors, design consultants, filmmakers, as well as others are all represented in this podcast, making it really diverse.

Honest UX Talks

Hosted by: Anfisa Bogomolova & Ioana Teleanu
Release: At least bi-weekly 
Length: 30-50 minutes
Topics: Career in UX, Design, UX
Description: Our dear friend Anfisa teamed up with Ioana Teleanu to bring us the Honest UX Talks. A very relaxed and chill experience with topics ranging from design, UX processes, as well as being a woman in tech to mental health & burnout. Interesting to listen to, with enormous amounts of added value. If you want to gain new insight, yet not feel overwhelmed by tons of information, this podcast is definitely worth your time.

UI Breakfast

Hosted by: Jane Portman
Release: Weekly
Length: 40 minutes
Topics: UX strategy, User research, User experience, Illustrations, Design system,
Description: Jane is the host of the UI Breakfast Podcast, an interview show where she discusses UI/UX design, products, marketing, and more. Jane’s guests are industry experts who provide practical advice. The podcast features thought-provoking content, as well as guides and tools to help UX/UI designers improve their skills.

Design Details

Hosted by: Brian Lovin & Marshall Bock
Release: Weekly
Length: 30 minutes
Topics: Design culture, Design process, Design tools 
Description: Design Details are presented in the form of a casual discussion. Brian and Marshall, the Design Leads at YouTube Gaming, invite top UX, visual, product, and game designers to join their podcast.

The Futur

Hosted by: Chris Do
Release: Weekly
Length: 1+ hour
Topics: Tech, Design, Marketing, Personal Development, Philosophy 
Description: Chris Do, host and CEO of The Futur, has done an amazing job with this one. With over 188 aired episodes at the time of writing this article, The Futur is a really broad and diverse experience. With many interesting topics and guest speakers, this podcast goes really deep. If you want to know more about psychology, science, or real life stories, then this podcast has you covered. Check it out!

User Defenders

Hosted by: Jason Ogle
Release: Production is currently paused
Length: 1-2 hours
Topics: UX, Design
Description: If you want to have a great laugh while gaining new ideas and insight, then this podcast is made for you. It’s produced with a really friendly attitude and good vibes. Unfortunately, due to personal reasons, Jason decided to hit the pause button on creating new episodes. However, with that said, User Defenders should “revisit cadence“ in 2023. We can only support this decision and wish Jason all the best, since we are really looking forward to seeing him back.

Awkward Silences

Hosted by: Erin May & John Henry Forster
Release: Bi-weekly
Length: 40 minutes 
Topics: Research, Data, UX
Description: Another great podcast centered around tech and UX. The show hosts a number of really interesting guests, and the hosts are very engaging and pleasant to listen to. If you like research and are more of an analytical type, then this podcast was made for you. And even if you aren’t, it still provides a very good ‘edutainment’ opportunity.

UX Friends Podcast

Hosted by: Andrea Monsalve & Erwin Aguirre
Release: Bi-weekly
Length: 30 minutes
Topics: UX
Description: This podcast is very popular amongst our Spanish-speaking respondents, and we believe we know why. It’s really entertaining! So, if you’re a little behind on your Spanish lessons or already speaking the language, this podcast is definitely for you.


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