User Experience Month Rewind

It’s Halloween. The veil between the world of the living and that of the dead is at it’s thinnest, or something and the Holiday Season™ begins tomorrow. Before everything gets too crazy, we decided to  settle in to a relaxing look back at our month of User Experience.

We began by getting a lesson on why Every Startup Should Start with UX from the leader of the leading UX Design bootcamp, Designation.

Then we got a classic listicle of the best introductory videos on UX and design in general.

With every light side comes the dark side. We also saw some examples on terrible UX and how to avoid common mistakes.

Matt Trice gave us a rundown on the importance of prototyping and then we have this article.

We really only scratched the surface this month. There is so much to learn about UX and if you are interested we suggest you read more about what role it plays in your everyday life. We will warn you though. Once you see UX working in your life, you’ll never be able to unsee it working in your life. But, we think that’s a good thing. Here are some more resources for you.

UX Planet – One-stop resource for everything related to user experience.

Designation Blog – The blog from the original bootcamp for aspiring UX and UI designers.

Designing for the Digital Age – A book about how to create Human-Centered Products and Services

Sprint  – This book outlines a really brilliant way to solve big problems and test new ideas in days instead of weeks (or months)

IDEO Blog – It’s possibly the world’s most famous design agency with a blog named after a cephalopod.

And finally, the world! Increasingly, the degree to which we all need to have a level of design competency will become more and more important. As you walk through the world look for ways in which your experience could be improved. Does the door to your office building make you mad at the way it opens? Are your cabinets at home just off kilter? What’s it like using your phone? Every interaction you have is an opportunity to reflect on the user experience of life.

Also published on Medium.