The Basics of User Experience Design: A UX Design Book by the Interaction Design Foundation by Mads SoegaardIf youre looking to gain an introduction into the world of user experience (UX) design—or maybe even freshen up your knowledge of the field—then this UX design book is the ideal place to start.
Youll cover a wide range of topics over nine highly readable chapters, with each one acting as a mini crash course. By the end, youll have been introduced to the key concepts, best practices, and guidelines in areas such as:
- User Experience (UX) Design
- Design Thinking
- User Research
- Interaction Design
- Mobile Web Design
- Information Visualization
Whether youre looking to embark on a new career in the field of UX design, are trying to boost your current skill-set, or are simply interested in learning more about the topic, then this short ebook is the perfect place to start your journey!
You can find out more about the Interaction Design Foundation at interaction-design.org. As an independent, nonprofit initiative, we are constantly striving to make design education as accessible and affordable as possible, no matter where you are in the world.
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Its purpose is to democratize knowledge of User Experience, product design and human-computer interaction at a low-cost and high quality. There are around 30 courses available , they are organized as a beginner, intermediate and advanced. Several chapters are explained with the help of examples. If there are any flaws in the exercises the community points them out and the IDF team solves them. I also noticed that the platform had some updates on the forums that made it easier to navigate, post and find information.
As a UXPin education partner, the Interaction Design Foundation provides one of the most robust collections of online courses and free encyclopedias. Founded in , the Interaction Design Foundation is a nonprofit educational institution based based in Denmark. Their executive board features well-known design leaders like Don Norman, Bill Buxton, and Irene Au one of our advisors as well. Individual designers also manage chapters of the IDF by continent and country. Their goal is to democratize UX education with open-source academic courses taught by experienced practitioners and university professors. The encyclopedias are free for everyone. The 4 encyclopedias offered by the IDF are true full-length publications.
Rather than answering these common questions ourselves, we figured we should let our members do the talking! You can read more about what journey Ajayraj has been on here. Already built two beautiful digital products that are super successful? Head to our advanced courses and—for all you know—you might just get a brilliant idea for what your next project should be. You can read his full review of the IDF here. This is where our self-paced online courses can come in handy—by providing you with access to a wide variety of essential educational material that your university is often not able to provide. You can read more of her suitably-named story here: The Importance of Life-long Learning.