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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!

Steve Krug

Steve Krug

The creator of the widely known Usability handbooks “Don’t Make Me Think” (now in a new 3rd edition!) and “Rocket Surgery Made Easy”. The person who puts “easy” in “usability”.

Jakob Nielsen

Jakob Nielsen

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).

Don Norman

Do​​​​​n Norman

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.

Jared Spool

Jared Spool

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.

Jeffrey Zeldman

Jeffrey Zeldman

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.

Jane Pyle

Jane Pyle

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.

Scott Jenson

Scott Jenson

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.

Luke Wroblewski

Luke Wroblewski

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 Vinh

Khoi Vinh

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.”

Adham Dannaway

Adham Dannaway

A designer who codes. A coder who designs. Pick your definition. A prominent UI/UX expert with experience in front end, html, css/sass, jQuery and WordPress stuff.

Jan Jursa

Jan Jursa

A Czech guy living in Berlin – organizer of MOBX – Mobile Experience Design & Usability, one of the most prominent usability conferences.

Daniel Burka

Daniel Burka

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.

Roman Nurik

Roman Nurik

Another gem from Google: a Design Advocate, whose focus is Android. Creator of Muzei. His Twitter is updated with good guides for designers.

Andy Budd

Andy Budd

A blogger about design and technology since 2003 and a founding partner of a User Experience Design Consultancy, Clearleft. Very good insights.

Paul Olyslager

Paul Olyslager

Author of a blog with the same name. Paul is an interface designer focused on web usability, UX and UI design. The blog is garnished with a variety of guest posts coming from experts on the aforementioned topics.

Taylor Ling

Taylor Ling

Despite being young, he’s a Google Developer Expert in UX/Design for 2014-2015. Also an author of AndroidUIUX.com, he posts valuable knowledge on his Twitter that give you a great overview of the area.

Aaron Walter

Aaron Walter

MailChimp is a service that offers the best e-mail campaigns software. They also bring great UX to their clients and users. Aaron is the Director of MailChimpUX – do I need to say more?

Paul Boag

Paul Boag

Paul is a UX consultant, speaker and author of Digital Adaptation. His experiences include working with BBC, Nestle or the European Commission. His blog and broadcasts are invaluable.

Whitney Hess

Whitney Hess

Her aim is to “put humanity back into business”, the only correct approach to usability – understanding people. Her blog Pleasure & Pain is the best source of inspiration for those who also want to focus on the end user experience.

Josh Brewer

Josh Brewer

Principal Designer a Twitter and a co-creator of 52weeksofux – a website most usability professionals are acquainted with.

Joshua Porter

Joshua Porter

Director of UX at HubSpot, writes for Bokardo blog for six years about social interactions, recommendations, user interface designs and other design-related topics. Also a co-founder of 52weeksofux.

Susan Weinschenk

Susan Weinschenk

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.

Catalina Naranjo-Bock

Catalina Naranjo-Bock

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

Justin Mifsud

Justin Mifsud

Founder of UsabilityGeek and member of the Smashing Magazine experts panel. His website is a good source of UX and Business knowledge.

Jeff Sauro

Jeff Sauro

Founder of MeasuringU, a quantitative research firm that focuses on statistical analysis of human behavior. His blog is very insightful when it comes to usability and is updated often.

Torsten Tromm

About the author

Torsten is CEO and founder of Userpeek. He is an old stager in the online business with 20 years of experience as an online marketer, conversion rate optimizer and UX strategist.

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