Top 10 Blogs For User Experience Designers


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User experience is an industry that is constantly evolving. Whether you’re a new practitioner or a seasoned veteran it’s important stay up-to-date on the latest conversations and ideas happening in the industry. So how do you stay updated and relevant? Here’s a clue: you’re doing it right now. Reading blogs is a quick and easy way to remain current. Below you’ll find some of my all-time favorite user experience design blogs; including established industry leaders as well as niche blogs discussing innovative topics.

With no further ado and in no particular order, find our top 10 user experience design blogs: 

1. Nielsen Norman Group

NNG is the trusted long-running authority in all things UX. The articles are extremely insightful and always backed up with detailed research and examples to illustrate arguments. For a weekly fix, subscribe to their “Alertbox newsletter.” You won’t regret it.

2. UX Booth

UX Booth is an extremely high-quality and thorough blog. Quality is the key word here. Authors bring unique insights and perspectives to thought-provoking arguments. Articles are long but full of well-researched content, references, and suggestions for further reading.

3. UX Movement

This user experience centered blog focuses on user interfaces in particular and how UI affects user behaviors. This is wonderful because of its niche specificity. The focus around user interfaces compliments the theory and holistic topics typically presented on other sites. The detailed concepts here are typically presented through visual examples. 

4. Boxes and Arrows

Published every other week, this blog focuses on quality over quantity. Although they don’t post as often as other blogs, each article is an extremely thoughtful and well-researched discussion on topics ranging from interaction design, information architecture, and design of business. 

5. Usabilla

Usabilla is a product for user feedback, but they publish a blog on their site as well. The posts are always unique and interesting, but the real gem is their monthly “best of” articles. The “best of” is a compilation series that highlights insightful articles from around the web, typically from smaller or more niche sources.

6. Smashing Magazine

This is a classic resource for anyone in the technology industry. Dig into the “UX Design” category for a focused set of articles but explore the other offerings throughout the magazine as well. It will only help round you out as a designer the more you explore.

7. UX Pin

UX Pin is a wireframing/prototyping product with a great blog embedded in their site. The content is interesting and relevant but keep an eye out for the free e-books. These are outstanding resources that are showcased on the blog. You can also find the whole collection here. Did I mention they are free?

8. UX Magazine

A staple in any UX designer’s reading list. This consistent blog has a huge variety of content for designers at any level. Here you will find anything from “how to” posts to opinion pieces and no matter what, UX will always be front and center.

9. User Testing

This is a product for, you guessed it, user testing, but the blog within the site is a great resource worth checking out. The blog offers a wide range of topics from tech news to hot apps and products. However, the best resources come from their research based posts that are full of wonderful examples illustrating various research methods and techniques. 

10. A List Apart

Written for “people who make websites” with a focus on web standards and best practices. The site contains both a blog and longer format articles. The content in both sections are extremely well curated and high-quality material. However, if you’re looking for UX design specific content you may have to hunt around a bit. While hunting though, make sure to to explore headlines outside the field for some added industry context.

Finally, explore the “user experience” section on GA’s own blog for an added bonus!

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