User Experience (UX) involves all interactions that a user has with a product, system or service. It sits at the intersection of research, design and engineering. The UX Designer performs user research, leverages it to create an effective design, and helps implement it into the final product. They focus heavily on usability, accessibility, and measurable outcomes. This is human-centered, data-informed design that assists both the users and the business in achieving their goals. UX work can be found in everything from websites, to software, to physical spaces.
User Experience (UX) involves all interactions that a user has with a product, system or service. It is human-centered, data-informed design that assists both the users and the business in their goals.
Hey, I'm Austin Knight, a Product Designer at Google. I began curating this guide a few years ago as a way to keep track of my favorite blogs and tools. It has since been circulated all around the UX community, and I now maintain it as a free public resource. I'm thrilled that you've found your way here, and I hope you enjoy having a look around.
UX Designers typically bring a diverse range of capabilities to the table, working cross-functionally on their projects. They will generally contribute:
Some UX Designers may also take on broader skill sets, encompassing motion design, content strategy, data analysis and project management.
UX Designers operate with the following principles:
The ideal outcome will be a design that is:
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