Wendy Taylor, editor of Six Apart‘s Blogs.com, recently got in touch to see if I’d be interested in being a guest author to create a list of the 10 Best User Experience Design Blogs. Of course I jumped at the chance.
Mindful of this honor and opportunity, I was very careful about the blogs that I decided to choose for the list. Of all of the great blogs out there on user experience, the 10 I chose made the cut because of their focus, depth, diversity, frequency of posting, and influence they’ve had on my thinking and my work. Some are well known and widely read, while others are more covert and deserve greater attention.
My Guest Top 10 is now live, and I really hope folks will find it valuable.
Here are my favorite UX blogs in alphabetic order:
- Bokardo – Social Design by Joshua Porter
For everything you need to consider when designing socially-focused stuff
- Brain Sparks by User Interface Engineering (UIE)
Inside the brilliant minds of user research pioneer Jared Spool and his team
- Design for Service by Jeff Howard
Insights into all the ways companies need to be communicating with their customers, outside of their websites
- Disambiguity by Leisa Reichelt
The ins and outs of designing a product with an existing, and passionate, community
- EverydayUX by Alex Rainert
A fresh look at the world around us through UX-tinted glasses
- Graphpaper by Christopher Fahey
Critical analysis of some of the toughest issues facing UX designers today
- inspireUX by Catriona Cornett
Cubical-wall worthy quotations from a variety of practitioners on how and why to create positive user experiences
- Konigi by Michael Angeles
Tips, tools and techniques for being a better user experience designer
- Logic + Emotion by David Armano
Reusable visualizations and valuable synthesis at the intersection of user experience design, marketing and business
- Putting People First by Experientia
A great resource for all things UX from around the globe
Did I miss one of your favorite blogs? Feel free to tell me about it in the comments!
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Whitney Hess says
I accidentally left out one of my absolute favorite UX blogs! UX Booth, a group blog written by up-and-coming designers and developers with fresh perspectives on user experience design. They represent the next generation of our community.
Christopher Fahey says
Thanks for including me… mostly because it lit a fire under my ass to finally finish a few of my 90% complete posts and update my site!
Leisa Reichelt says
wow, thanks Whitney! I'm honoured.
i agree with lots on your list here too !
Sergio Paluch says
I know it may have been conceived as vain, but you really should have included Pleasure & Pain. ;) I really think it is top ten.
Sergio Paluch says
I meant, of course, “perceived” instead of “conceived”. Dope!.. just starting on my morning cup of coffee.
Thanks for the great list! A couple seem weird to me… The “everydayux” one seems to load some Japanese page… broken link? new owner? Not sure. Anyway, I have a few that I’d like to recommend in addition to the ones you suggested…
Thanks again! ~e