What are some of the best and most reliable online sources about user experience, usability, and interaction design? The truth is: in the last couple years a lot of different UX blogs and UX sites came up – making it hard to keep track of all of it and filter out what’s really relevant to follow regularly.
Most of the blogs on this list get updated at least once a week, which will give you enough material to read in a regular basis. We’d also recommend that you find some time to read through their archive, since there is a huge amount of valuable material there.
Here are some sites & blogs that you may follow:
A List Apart
Design, development, and meaning of web content, with focus on web standards and best practices.
Catriona Cornett focuses on the impact that User Experience has on people, business, and the world.
An open collective talking, sharing and finding answers about all aspects of interaction design.
Luke Wroblewski’s writings about digital product design and strategy.
Pleasure & Pain
Independent user experience consultant Whitney Hess writes about empathy and user experience.
Ideas, practical tips, useful guidelines, recommended best practices and case studies on UX.
Dmitry Fadeyev is a developer, designer and blogger that writes about UX and Usability.
A publication by and for the UX community and anyone interested in making the web a better place to be.
A central, one-stop resource for everything related to user experience.
A progressive user experience blog that’s devoted to improving the way designers create user interfaces.
Online resource for aspiring user experience designers, by Luke Chambers and Matthew Magain.
Designmodo provides articles, tutorials and industry news about trends and techniques. The website is visited by professionals from small- to large-sized companies and is used as a reference by many design and coding schools. Designmodo features high quality web design and design articles to inspire you.
Land-book is a place created for Designers, Developers, Product Owners, Marketing Managers, Startupers, Freelancers and, really, for everyone who appreciates fine designs and well-crafted sites. Land-book wants to inspire and support you in the process of creating your own unique website projects.
Little Big Details is a curated collection of the finer details of design, updated every day. It is a great place to find inspiration from all the small things that really do matter in interaction design. As Little Big Details quotes from Charles & Ray Eames
Material Design by Google is not directly a reference website but it is a great resource for designers to use with many useful tools such as:
- Gallery aka Googles version of Zeplin/InVision inspect
- Custom colour palette generator
- System icons library
- Design examples and case studies
Mobbin is a hand-picked collection of the latest mobile design patterns from apps that reflect the best in design. Get inspiration from over 170 iOS apps and 10,000 patterns (screenshots from iPhone X) available on the platform. Sign up to save your favorite patterns.
This website by InVision features high quality work by designers from all over the word. Mining leading web sources like Dribbble, Mashable, and Techcrunch, Muzli combines automated curation with human discovery, to uncover the best design inspiration and news that you won’t find with a web search. They also have a plugin for Chrome and Safari to bring the latest designs to you directly.
And this website does just that. With a growing library of free user flow videos and screen shots Page Flows is a useful reference tool. You can also upgrade your account if you want to have access to even more websites and apps screen captures.
If you are into reading about UX on Facebook, there is also this UX Design list that you can follow to get updates from these blogs (and a few others) right on your newsfeed. Hint: after you have followed the list, you can add it to the left hand side menu on Facebook by going to this page, clicking on the small pencil next to the list and adding it to your favorites.