February 16, 2014
I recently came across this introduction to UX design by Joel Marsh — UX Crash Course: 31 Fundamentals. This series of 31 articles is a great overview of the subject, broken down into a series of short, readable articles on each aspect.
Joel also includes some choice quotes, such as this one on design patterns:
Some design ideas become popular because they allow lazy UI designers to ignore a challenging feature. It’s like putting a bag over someone’s head because they are ugly.
The entire 'crash course' touches upon pretty much everything you'd want to know about user experience design, organized into common-sense groupings:
This whole course is well-worth sharing with designers starting out in this field. Thanks to their brevity and conversational tone, I could also see individual articles being useful to share with colleagues and stakeholders if you're trying to explain certain concepts to them.
Posted on: February 16, 2014 | 1 Comment