Top 29 UI/UX Design Blogs to Follow

By Harris Roberts

03/10/2016

 

UI/UX (user interface & user experience) is a fast moving space. The field moves quickly as usability, accessibility, interaction, and visual design continue to advance.

There are great books about UI/UX. As an office we recently started reading Don’t Make Me Think by Steven Krug. To stay up to date on the most recent design trends we follow a myriad of blogs. Below you will find our current favorite 29 UI/UX blogs.


BLOGS:

Some blogs are updated more frequently than others. We suggest following them on social or bookmarking to stay up to date. Need a refreshing new way to bookmark your favorite pages? Stick them in your back pocket.

1. BOXES AND ARROWS

If you want a thought provoking blog about the practice, innovation, and discussion of design then this blog is for you. They also allow their readers to contribute their own articles.

2. LITTLE BIG DETAILS

This blog highlights some of the finer details that you may not notice. Everyday you can learn a new and fun detail about some of your favorite sites.

3. USABILITY GEEK

Practical and personal recommendations are what you’ll find on Usability Geek. They aim to educate people about the possible commercial and legal implications of poor website usability.

4. SMASHING MAGAZINE

Experts and professionals share their tips and insight on various UX design topics. The main topic areas highlighted are usability, UX, UI design, and e-commerce.

5. USER TESTING

People were frustrated with the hassle of usability testing, thus User Testing was born. They aim to educate on UX, design and marketing, making your life easier one post at a time.

6. A LIST APART

Created in 1998, A List Apart has a long history in terms of Internet years. They focus on the design and development of web content.

7. USER ONBOARD

Some web apps provide a very easy and seamless sign up process, while others complicate it more than is needed. User Onboard has a collection of how some popular web apps handle their sign up experiences.

8. FOOL PROOF

Started in 2002, Fool Proof was at the forefront of being mindful of the design of digital products and services. Their blog highlights ux design + practices, with a focus on mobile and smart devices.

9. USABILITY POST

Even though Usability Post has not been updated in almost two years, there is still a great archive of articles that are chock-full with information on UI.

10. CRAZYLEAF DESIGN

This blog has lots of material for you as they post multiple times a week. CrazyLeaf has design tips and tricks and also features different designers.

11.  UX MASTERY 

UX Mastery is a great archive of recommended UX books. As you read the listed collection you’ll be making progress on your path to UX mastery.

12. UX BOOTH

This blog is often read by beginning-to-intermediate user experience and interaction designers. UX Booth is by and for the user experience community.

13. UX MOVEMENT 

UX Movement is a user experience blog that shows how good and bad interface design practices affect user behavior.

14. BALSAMIQ

Balsamiq approaches their blog in a unique way. They talk about the user experience of their products and show you what their thinking

15. USABILLA

A great blog for Digital Marketing and UX. Usabilla was founded with the belief that continuous user feedback is the key to any successful website, product or service.

16. STUDIO BY UXPIN

On top of informative content in their blogs they also offer free e-books, free UI kits and other design articles.

17. DESIGN MODO

Design Modo offers great insight on web design and UI kits.

18. INVISION

InVision focuses on UX and offers posts on the life cycle of UX design.

19. NIELSEN NORMAN GROUP

NN Group shares some of their groundbreaking research in the user experience field.

20. FELT PRESENCE

This blog mainly focuses on UI design and product management. They believe interface design should drive product development because it’s what people actually use.

21. WEB CREDIBLE

The company vision is to have the world’s products & services people-centered, efficient & delightful. They take this approach in all of their blogs and try to give you as many tips as possible in UI.

22. MEDIUM

 Medium focuses on both UI and UX. A neat little detail about their blog is they tell you read time of each post.

23. DIGITAL TELEPATHY

Digital Telepathy aims to promote the betterment of the web through design and craft.

24. WIREFRAMES

Wireframes has an archive of UI tools tat can be utilized. They also post content about IA resources.

25. 52 WEEKS OF UX

Even though the content is a few years old, this blog hosts 52 different posts about UX that facilitate great discussion.

26. LUKE W

Luke’s blog contains UX how-to videos, and general UX articles.

27. UXADAY

This blog has a directory of useful resources and tools for User Experience Designers.

28. JOHNNY HOLLAND 

Johnny’s blog is a popular source of information for a variety of UX topics

29. UX MATTERS

This blog provides insights and inspiration to both professionals working in all aspects of UX and students who are just beginning their journey.


 

Thanks for taking the time to review these blogs. We follow multiple blogs to stay on top of design trends. Throughout the week we share our favorite media in Native Creative (our weekly design share). You can always stay in touch with our thoughts by signing up for updates from our blog. Just click the subscribe button in the sidebar.

Did we miss any blogs? Make sure to tell us in the comments!

 

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