What are the best UX Design courses online?

over 3 years ago from Teodor Decu, Product Designer

  • Daniel De LaneyDaniel De Laney, over 3 years ago

    I just want to take this opportunity to stand on my soapbox and talk about a pet issue of mine. If you look at most (all?) of the resources for getting started in UX, you see a ton of content on how to use various design tools—Sketch and Principle and things like that, and even bizarrely tangential things like React. Rarely do you see content relating to how to actually perform the work of design. This is crazy to me.

    Actually being a designer, accomplishing the job of design, has relatively little to do with using Sketch. Yes, you need tools like that to represent the decisions you're making in a concrete way, but that doesn't mean that design is about those tools. That'd be like teaching a course in writing that focuses entirely on how to use a word processor.

    To work effectively as a designer, a person needs to know how to empathetically understand things from the standpoint of their user, creatively arrive at solutions, coordinate with stakeholders to chart a mutual path forward, solicit and provide constructive feedback, divide work with other designers, work with developers to figure out how to accomplish their vision, impartially evaluate their own decisions in the face of new data....

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    • Jimmy Koli, over 3 years ago

      Bang on :). This the current scenario where more focus is on learning the tools and less emphasis on the basics.

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