Ask DN: How can I improve my UX skills?

almost 6 years ago from Zoltán Hosszú, ⚡️ Creator of things ⚡️

  • Michael DegtyarevMichael Degtyarev, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

    Take a look at The Elements of User Experience by Jesse James Garret. You don't have to read the book, but study the diagram: http://www.jjg.net/elements/pdf/elements.pdf. It will uncover some concrete things about what is behind the surface, like: user needs, business objectives. Those are the foundation of good UX.

    The book will explain those concepts in more details, and provide some foundation to build upon, but it does little in terms of practical help. For that I recommend you check out https://hackdesign.org/ . It is free and curated list of resources for learning design.

    Ping me on Twitter (@twelvedesign) if you have more question or need more definite direction.

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    • Bevan StephensBevan Stephens, almost 6 years ago

      I second this, really great book. Gave me a solid foundation in the basic principles and different aspects of UX design.

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    • Rick LanceeRick Lancee, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

      We get bombarded with Jesse James Garrets stuff here at my school. This diagram haunts my dreams.

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      • Michael DegtyarevMichael Degtyarev, almost 6 years ago

        It is very solid framework for thinking about UX of a product. Embrace it. I've been going through other UX books that talk about design process, and most of them follow the same progression as the Elements.

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    • Zoltán HosszúZoltán Hosszú, almost 6 years ago

      Thank you Michael, I'll check these out!

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