The Cream of the Crop in User Experience

by Alex Grechanowski on May 16, 2011

in Marketing Garden, Unplugged on LinkedIn

People keep asking on LinkedIn and Quora if there’s anything interesting in the User Experience (UX) world. I’m mostly accustomed to educating myself by reading articles. Rare are the opportunities to attend conferences or participate in webinars.

Let me share the most interesting websites, blogs and twitter accounts I follow on the topic of Feng Shui 2.0.

Major UX and Design Websites

  • uie.com/brainsparks/ User Interface Engineering is a research, training, and consulting firm specializing in web site and product usability. Blog and podcasts.
  • useit.com/alertbox/Jakob Nielsen’s column on Web usability.
  • UX Booth: Resources and Blog.
  • alistapart.com/topics/userscience/ -  Designing and testing usable interfaces. Use-case models and model users. Conducting meaningful user testing. Usability testing on the cheap.
  • designshack.co.uk showcases inspiring web design, alongside resources and tutorials for you to succeed in the same way.
  • smashingmagazine.com delivers useful and innovative information to Web designers and developers.
  • uxmag.com delivers a central place to discuss the critical disciplines that all enhance user experience.
  • usability.gov a one-stop source for government web designers to learn how to make websites more usable, useful, and accessible.
  • yuiblog.com/blog/ serves the YUI community by publishing articles about the YUI LibraryYahoo! Design Patterns Library, and frontend engineering/web design in general.
  • uie.com/brainsparks/ User Interface Engineering is a leading research, training, and consulting firm specializing in web site and product usability.

 

UX Tools

  • blog.kissmetrics.com Helping 1000s of businesses turn analytics into insights that guide decision-making and growth.
  • SEOmoz/UX – blog posts related to user experience.
  • blog.crazyegg.com. Crazy Egg is a simple web application that lets people track actual clicks on a website.
  • blog.clicktale.com In particular there’s a good article: Checkout the Amazon Way. ClickTale is the industry leader in Customer Experience Analytics (CEA), providing businesses with insights into their customers’ online behavior.
  • websiteoptimizer.blogspot.com allows you to increase the value of your existing websites and traffic.
  • intuitionhq.com/blog Usability testing made easy, quick and effective.

The UX Community on Twitter

Here are some great UX folks I’ve rounded up for you:

Also check out and follow my UX list on Twitter.

PS.

T-shirt Feng Shui

 

  • http://intuitionhq.com Jacob Creech

    Thanks very much for sharing IntuitionHQ. We publish lots of interesting things on our blog, and share tons of great usability news on our Twitter feed as well if that’s what you’re into. 

    Great selection of different people and tools here too. Nice work.

  • http://www.marketingsutra.com/ Alex Grechanowski

    Thanks for all those interesting things. Keep them coming!