Fundamentals of UX Design: Useful resources
A list of books, articles and tools to get you started in UX Design
"It is a duty of machines and those who design them to understand people. It is not our [people’s] duty to understand the arbitrary, meaningless dictates of machines. (...) We have to accept human behaviour the way it is, not the way we would wish it to be."
- Donald Norman
"A brilliant solution to the wrong problem can be worse than no solution at all: solve the correct problem."
- Donald Norman
"A mental model represents a person’s thought process for how something works (i.e., a person’s understanding of the surrounding world). (...) They help shape actions and behavior, influence what people pay attention to in complicated situations, and define how people approach and solve problems."
- Susan Weinschenk
"Friction happens when there is a mismatch between users’ mental models and the systems’ design."
- Mariana Morris
Articles and blog posts
Videos and slides
Research & workshops
mrtappy.com - camera to attach to a device
Miro - for running remote workshops
UI Design & prototyping
Sketch app - UI Design
Figma - UI Design
Axure - Prototyping
Adobe XD - UI Design
Invision - Prototyping
Typography & icons
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A UX influencer, Mariana hosts monthly UX Oxford meet-ups, trains new and established designers, and talks regularly at digital events. Mariana has 18+ years of experience designing digital products. She holds a MA in interactive media and BA in graphic communication.