How to get better in UX Design?
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When I started out learning UX there was too much content on the internet and there wasn't a structured process. I also didn't have money to enroll myself in cohort or other online courses. So I started self- studying and eventually.
I wanted to summarize the things ( what and how ) you can learn to get better at UX Design if you are starting out.
1. Understand the basics & Glossaries. You can start with this Google and this video - .This is one of my Fav channel and has amazing and entertaining content.
2. Enroll yourself in Google's UX course on coursera. It has both paid and financial aid options. Youtube this to know more. But this is an excellent start for sure.
3. Learn Basics of Figma and UX Laws. You can find a lot of crash courses on youtube and Figma has its own youtube channel. Tools may come and go, developing a problem solving mindset is what you should focus more on.
Start here -
4. If You are into books, you can read " Design of everyday things' by Don Norman which is recommended by most of the designers who haven't read it themselves.I read a couple of chapters and it really opened up to different and new perspectives.
5. Once you get a hang of the basics, start reading case studies and Try to understand how they approached and solved those problems. You can follow them on ux collective, medium, muzli. Again, you can google for more stuffs.
6. Ask Questions. Why, what, when, where, How. Don't Follow anything blindly. Never ever do anything without a framework or a process and document whatever you do. Understand the business & Product goals along with design.
7. Follow designs on dribble and mobbin. Practice Practice Practice. Watching a tutorial video while eating chips won't make you a pro overnight.
8. Follow / Connect with Industry ppl via twitter or linkedin ( also pls dont annoy them ). Share your works and get feedback to improve more.. Yes, the first few projects will be shit only. But that is how you grow.
9. Develop your communication. You can be a great designer but, if you can't convey what you have done, then it's all in vain. Improve your storytelling skills and Presentation skills. Also never have an ego if you are learning from a person who is younger than you.
Your goal is nothing but to develop knowledge.
10. You can check out white board exercises to know how they approach problems and come up with solutions. This is one of my fav channels.
11. Yes, all these things you can't learn overnight and you might have imposter syndrome. But keep trying with passion. Failures will be there. That is how it should be. you will eventually learn more and more as you progress. Again, Mindset is what is important.
12. Also Pls stay away from pictures explaining ux and ui with a ketchup bottle. And if you like it pls do share this :) Also if u have any doubts starting out in UX, you can DM me, I'll try to share whatever I know ❤️

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