If you’re looking to gain an introduction into the world of user experience (UX) design—or maybe even freshen up your knowledge of the field—then this UX design book is the ideal place to start.
The sheer number of topics covered in UX design is mind-boggling: there’s interaction design (the psychology of motion and feedback), design thinking (an iterative, empathy-based problem-solving process), and usability (how easily a product can be used), just to name a few. That’s what makes the field so fascinating to so many people. Whether you are a business manager working on a new product, or an aspiring designer wanting to learn about user-centered design, the field of UX design has something to teach you.
On top of that, UX design is a booming industry worldwide. Job opportunities are increasing for UX designers like never before—an estimated 13% increase from 2010 to 2020. UX designer pays are also moving up, upwards of $110k in cities such as San Francisco and New York.
That’s why we, at the Interaction Design Foundation, put together this ebook. In nine highly readable chapters, we’ll cover a wide range of topics that everyone starting out in UX design should know. Each chapter acts as a mini crash course, introducing key concepts, best practices, and guidelines. At the end of each chapter, we’ll summarize the key learning points in a section called “The Take Away”.