Our core belief is that user experience (UX) is truly the cornerstone of all design and innovation. Based on our in-depth research of different contents, we have collected the best 10 sources to stay up to date about user experience in terms of quality.
These top 10 have come to our notice during our research. However, there are dozens of others which provide user experience news and contribute to the field.
Nielsen Norman Group
Nielsen Norman Group is an American market research firm. It provides a range of product testing services such as usability testing, usability consulting and testing for website and mobile apps for instance. It also offers customer experience management services.
Among many publishers, Nielsen Norman Group takes the first position in User Experience News. Since its establishment in 1998, the company has evolved into one of the leading companies in user experience research and designing.
It is clearly one of the references in the field, find their articles on nngroup.com/articles.
UXmatters provides insights and inspiration for the user experience community, as well as companies looking to elevate their brand. It is an independent, reader-supported web and mobile design and development magazine for creative, interactive people that supports the vision of collaboration and creativity through technology.
UXmatters is a group of professionals, researchers, and academics dedicated to bringing the best of their research and analysis to the public, and to helping the UX community understand the impact of user experience on the development of technology.
For more information, visit uxmatters.com.
UXmag is a digital magazine that focuses on the design and development of user experience products, including customer experience (CX) and employee experience (EX).
It publishes in-depth, regular articles, interviews, and case studies on a wide range of user experience related topics such as user-centered design, UX psychology, human computer interaction, user experience, design patterns, user experience design, UX standards and UX methodologies.
Find everything on uxmag.com.
Twitter is a well-known microblogging platform used for self-expression, sharing information, news, photos, and videos. It is among the top 10 sources to stay up to date about user experience. Consequently, it acts as a connector of diverse communities such as UX, Design, and Technology.
Twitter has more than 300 million active users and generates more than 1.3 million Tweets every second, so you will find for sure interesting information. Twitter brings the opportunity to know about events, follow experts, or discover news for instance.
Here is a short list of account you should follow about Design:
In French, you should follow our neighbors in Rennes Agence LunaWeb.
Medium is an online community for content, ideas, and conversations. This place lets people join conversations around key topics and share their thoughts with others. It is also an excellent source for UX Designers and Product Managers who want to stay informed.
If you are new to Medium, start by reading posts shared by the accounts below. And then subscribe to publications that interest you.
Our quick selection to follow about user experience research, product design and usability:
Another way to use Medium is to sign-up newsletter such as “Muzli email digest” which is a weekly summary of the most popular and inspiring design-related content from Muzli publications. Register here: Muzli Weekly Digest.
UX Mastery Community Forum
UX Mastery aims to provide education, information, and a place for discussion on User Experience and UX Design. Join the UX Mastery Community Forum if you are learning about UX, UI, UX design, and Product Design in general. It’s definitely a great place for experts and enthusiasts to meet.
Find the community and much more here: community.uxmastery.com.
LinkedIn is one of the most popular social networking sites out there, especially if you work in the Tech industry. It is a pretty well-designed platform that you can use for finding knowledge, training, clients and partners. That’s why building a solid profile on LinkedIn is always a great place to start.
There are several possibilities to find relevant information and resources for all kinds of people:
- Follow experts and leaders that share a lot, so we can read them on your feed.
- Use the section LinkedIn News just on the right side of your feed.
- Follow appropriate hashtags by using this page.
- LinkedIn Learning which presents numerous courses regularly updated with the latest developments.
If you do not already have the bookmark: www.linkedin.com/feed/.
The Research Loops is a really useful place to learn. All the topics on Research Loops are important, but we wanted to highlight this work as it is done completely voluntarily. This website’s purpose is to share with the community, so they can collaborate and share their knowledge among themselves.
If you have expertise, you can easily contribute to this effort by submitting articles.
Everything happens on researchloop.net.
Product Hunt is essentially a platform to discover and showcase the best products that are creating waves in the startup community. This website was designed with the idea that founders can raise awareness about their product while giving potential investors an easy way to find the best ones.
Updates are daily, so there is always something new to check out. You can also choose to subscribe to the newsletter to receive summary emails.
You will love trying new and innovative products and analyzing their user journey. Go to this page: producthunt.com.
Last but not least, Google News is really useful if you need to know what is happening in the world. It basically helps users get news in just one click. You can search everything from design to technology across millions of sources.
Subscribe to themes in a few steps:
- Search for those that interest you: user research, product management…
- Click on the “save” button just to the right of the search.
- That’s it, your feed in “For you” is now enriched with the topics that interest you.
On link: news.google.com
Last advice valid for all these sources and media, do not hesitate to vary the languages and to look in English, which represents the majority of the publications.
So that was a list of 10 sources to stay up to date about user experience. Do you have any experience, tools or other sources? We would love to hear about it on Twitter at @uxvizer!