No matter if you are a beginner or an already experienced professional, the field of usability and UX is an area that brings new challenges and solutions every day.
Learning about them on your own might be an arduous task, that is why it’s good to broaden your horizon thanks to the insights coming from other experts.
Since UX and usability designers strive to learn, we created a list of 25 UX experts that you should follow on a regular basis to keep up with current trends. Enjoy!
One of the fathers of usability, co-founder of Nielsen Norman Group. Best research and report on UX you can find on the web. Some of his titles: “the king of usability” (Internet Magazine), “the guru of Web page usability” (The New York Times), “the next best thing to a true time machine” (USA Today), and “the smartest person on the Web” (ZDNet AnchorDesk).
A co-founder of NNG, an experienced speaker, an IDEO fellow and a member of the Board of Trustees of IIT’s Institute of Design in Chicago. Author of great books “Living with Complexity” and “The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded.” A foundation of usability knowledge.
A veteran of usability whose words make you believe it’s a principle to live by. Founder of User Interface Engineering. Often shares with the members of the industry what the current state of design is all about, and is a valued speaker at more than 20 conferences every year.
A king of web standards, Jeffrey is the best person to follow if you look for inspiration for optimizing your website up to standards. The publisher of A List Apart “for people who make websites,” a leading journal of web design thought. Author of Take Your Talent to The Web and Designing With Web Standards.
A big shot designing mobile apps at Genentech. Total expert for mobile environments caring about end user experience. Designed over 21 iOS apps for the Enterprise segment, where she learned how to bypass inflexible user interfaces of large business systems.
A vault of knowledge spanning years and years of experience. His articles are a must read for any growing usability bud. Worked at Apple on System 7, Newton, and the Apple Human Interface guidelines. In his career he was a director of Symbian’s DesignLab, VP of product design for Cognima, a manager of mobile UX for Google for 5 years, and a creative director at frog design in San Francisco.
His website states he created “1929 articles about the big picture and crucial details behind online software.” To become a good UX designer, you should read at least 1928 of them. Luke is presently a Product Director at Google. Previously, he was the CEO and Co-founder of Polar and the Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of Bagcheck. Author of three popular Web design books: Mobile First, Web Form Design & Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability.
Khoi is the Principal Designer at Adobe, the Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. Writer of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and in 2011 was included as one of “fifty most influential designers in America.”
Former Creative Director at Digg, now a design partner at Google Ventures. Likes to obsess over interface design and css selectors (that’s what he says, at least.). One of ux experts that is worth to follow.
In order to understand the mechanism behind people’s decision, you should consult Susan, a UX expert in human processes. She is a Ph.D in Psychology who uses research to understand user behaviors. If you want to get the foundations of human actions, it’s your best shot.
Senior User Experience researcher at Google, responsible for Kids & Family at Google Play. Often writes for UX Magazine or Smashing Magazine. Her tweets are a constant stream of useful news