Amazing Resources for Designers: UX

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Amazing Resources for Designers: UX

User experience - or UX - is how people respond to products, systems, and services. It involves their behaviors, emotions, and attitudes. No matter how many hours you spend putting the final touches on UI and graphic, without well-considered UX you work will not build a connection with the user and, in consequence, will most likely not be liked.

There are several ways to design a great user experience. You can prepare a detailed analysis, conduct thorough testing, ask an expert, or call at the resources library that is available to everyone on the Internet. With thousands of awesome blogs, articles, reports, and tools, you can easily gain the necessary knowledge.

The Internet is a huge place, however, and finding the right resources is a time-consuming task. For your convenience and pleasure, we did it for you. The list we're presenting you below includes best tools, publications, and talks on user experience design. Enjoy!

Tools

CrazyEgg

Analyze, visualize, and optimize your user experience.

Amazing Resources for Designers: UX

Optimizely

Top-quality A/B testing for both web and mobile.

Amazing Resources for Designers: UX

Proto

Prototype your mobile projects on the fly.

Amazing Resources for Designers: UX

Mockingbird

Mocking is impolite, but creating mockups is an essential part of every designer's work. Mockingbird makes it easy as pie.

Amazing Resources for Designers: UX

Gridset

Take your web designs to a whole new level with Gridsets. It's a fully customizable layout creator that comes with tons of measurement tools.

Amazing Resources for Designers: UX

Silverback

Train your guerilla to do usability testing for you... or download this handy app.

Amazing Resources for Designers: UX

UX Pin

A great tool for wireframing and creating responsive projects of all sorts.

Amazing Resources for Designers: UX

Justinmind

What does a user think? Justinmand can tell you. With this great tool, you can easily create interactive prototypes and wireframes.

Amazing Resources for Designers: UX

Usability Tools

A set of tool for tracking clicks and analyzing user behavior.

Amazing Resources for Designers: UX

Lorem Ipsum Generator

This one may look silly, but the famous "lorem ipsum" phrase is very important in every designer's life. Generate it easily with this handy web app.

Amazing Resources for Designers: UX

InVision

A complex solution for web and mobile prototyping.

Amazing Resources for Designers: UX

Flinto

Turn your Photoshop mockups into interactive prototypes. Flinto is a nifty app designed for iOS and Android developers.

Amazing Resources for Designers: UX

Axure

You do not need to be a coder to use design great web and mobile apps. Axure is a clever piece of software does all the job for you.

Amazing Resources for Designers: UX

Balsamiq

Create beautiful mockups with this awesome desktop app (also works in the browser).

Amazing Resources for Designers: UX

OmniGraffle

With this simple application, you can create beautiful diagrams and flow charts. OmniGraffle works on OS X and iPad.

Amazing Resources for Designers: UX

Flair Builder

Responsive design, wireframe building, interactive prototypes, and real-time collaboration features - these are just a few features offered by Flair Builder.

Amazing Resources for Designers: UX

Mockflow

Another great tool for creating mockups and prototypes. Similar features, same quality.

Amazing Resources for Designers: UX

Handcraft

A collaborative web-based prototyping tool (also available as a Chrome Web Strore app).

Amazing Resources for Designers: UX

Moqups

WYSIWYG online tool for designing vector-based mockups (also available as a Chrome Web App).

Amazing Resources for Designers: UX

Survey Monkey

Sometimes you need some real data. One of the best ways to get it is to carry out an online survey. Survey Monkey allow you to set up surveys with up to 10 questions and 100 responses for free.

Amazing Resources for Designers: UX

Articles

How to manufacture desire

A list apart: for people who make websites

52 weeks of UX

What testing won't tell you

Notification design strategies

Books

Don't Make Me Think

Lean UX

Smashing UX Design

The UX Book

Seductive Interaction Design

Talks

It's a great time to be a UX designer

What is UX and why should you care?

What the #$%@ is UX design?

Designing with your ears

Websites and collections

UX Cards

The UX Intern

UX Mag

UX Booth

UX For The Masses