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Resources to get started with UX/UI design

Chrissie
Frontend web developer - Software Engineering student
Updated on ・2 min read

As a front-end web developer, I'm always working with designs made by UX/UI designers and as time passed I got curious, I wanted to try my hand at UI/UX design but I didn't know where to start.

So a few weeks ago, I posted a tweet asking about resources to get started, and in this post, I'll be listing the responses I got.

Resilient Web Design

This is a web book, which means a book meant to be read on the web but there is an option to download the pdf version if you're more comfortable with that format. It contains ideas and approaches that help you build better websites.

The Design of Everyday Things

This is a great book for anyone who's interested in UI/UX design, while I'd have preferred if the author when into greater detail about certain concepts, it's still a good book with useful examples.

Designcourse

This youtube channel is one of my favorites for anything design related. It has tons of beginner-friendly videos and as an expert UI/UX designer and front-end developer, Gary Simon has valuable insights into the field that he shares on this channel. The author, Gary Simon also has some paid courses for those who want to get more.

AJ & Smart

They're a design studio based in Germany. They have a youtube channel where they upload videos every week about product design, UX/UI design, etc.

Jesse Showalter

Another Youtuber that has great content, he shares videos about tools and techniques to become a successful web developer and designer

CharliMarieTV

Charli Marie is a web and graphic designer with her own youtube channel where she shares about design concepts, tools, projects, and vlogs about her life as a designer.

 


That's it hope this will help you get started with UI/UX design. If you have any other resources (books, youtube channel, courses, etc.) that may be helpful to anyone starting up their design journey, please share it in the comments.

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Stephanie Morillo

Thanks for sharing Chrissie! +1 to The Design of Everyday Things; it was required reading in grad school. :)

Are you interested primarily in books or are you looking for other resources? I compiled a list of UX resources like books, courses, templates, toolkits, and software tools that I've used myself. It's called the Pocket UX List; feel free to take a look and let me know if it's useful!

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Chrissie Author

Thanks, I'll make sure to check it out

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Jess Damerst

Great list! I've been meaning to pick up The Design of Everyday Things. Just the motivation I needed to finally hit 'buy'. Can't wait to check out the rest of the list, too.
Have you read The Laws of Simplicity? You might enjoy!