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UX Designers: Here are the 56 Best Websites To Learn Something New

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.

(Michael John Bobak)

Learn something new

Learning’s good for you. It’s as simple as that. If you stop learning you’re in trouble. Lots of trouble.

Start a new skill. Read a new book. Listen to podcasts. Ask questions on Quora. Talk to someone who knows more than you. Read Medium articles. Note down what you’ve learnt. Write articles on what you’ve learnt. Pass on the knowledge.

Without learning you lose inspiration. Without inspiration you’ll struggle to be creative. Without creativity there’s no progress…

…you get the point.

From my research, I’ve collated a list of online courses that are worth a look. I’ve deliberately made the subject matter broader than the normal UX topics. It’s important to have a broad knowledge for design. Jared Spool believes the more a a designer learns about non-design things, the better. I agree.

Bookmark this page, use it when you feel like digging into something new. Keep the old grey matter ticking along…

…and become a better design in the process.

I’ll show you online courses covering:

UX Design · UX Strategy · Interaction Design · Design Thinking · User-Centred Design Canvas · Prototyping · Information Architecture · Usability Testing · User Research · Visual Design · Code · Development Skills · Data · Content Optimisation and Strategy · Writing · Drawing · Marketing · Innovation · Freelance work · Interviews · Public Speaking & Storytelling · UX deliverables · Leadership · LinkedIn.

Personal mentor ?

If you see an 🦉 it means you get a personal mentor on the course.

Change is the end result of all true learning.

(Leo Buscaglia)

Learn UX Design

Bloc 🦉

Intensive UX training with a mentor (Study: 1. 5 years at 15 hours per week)

Career Foundry 🦉

Become a certified UX Designer (Study: 10 months at 15 hours per week)

Coursera 🦉

Introduction to UX Design (Study: 5 weeks at 2 hour per week)

Design Lab 🦉

Join their UX Academy and learn with a mentor (Study: 26 weeks at 20 hours per week)

General Assembly 🦉

UX Design Circuit with a mentor (Study: 6 weeks at 10 hours per week)

Go Highbrow

Learn the fundamentals of UX (Study: 10 days at 5 mins per day)

Gymnasium

UX fundamentals (Study: timeline not shown)

Hack Design

Learn UX and UI Design with a lesson emailed to you each week (Study: 50 weeks at 1-2 hours per week)

Interaction Design Foundation

A range of great online courses for UX design. (Study: Between 5–10 weeks at 3–7 hour per week).

Lynda

Become a UX Designer (Study: 10 hours in your own time)

Lynda

Advance your UX Design skills (Study: 10 hours in your own time)

Open to Study

User Experience for the web (Study: 4 weeks at 2–4 hours per week)

Skillshare

Intro to UX. Fundamentals of usability (Study 1.5 hours)

Springboard 🦉

Learn UX Design (Study: roughly 3 months at 12 hours per week)

The Leftbank

Information Architecture and UX (Study: 10 weeks access with a total of 80 hours study)

Treehouse

UX basics (Study: 2 hours)

Udacity

Product Design video course by Google (Study: the average time taken is 2 months)

Udacity

Intro to the design of everyday things with Dion Norman (Study: the average time taken is 2 weeks while)

Udemy

UX Design fundamentals (Study: 12 hours at your own pace)

Udemy

UX & Web Design Master Course: Strategy, Design, Development (Study 24 hours at your own pace)

uxtraining.com

Foundation in UX (Study: 12 hours at your own pace)

Design is a journey of discovery.

(Derek Parker)

Learn UX Strategy

UX Strategy is about defining what kind of user experience you want, aligned with the business goals.

Design Lab

UX Research & Strategy with a mentor over 4 weeks (Study: 4 weeks at 10 hours per week)

OReilly

A video course on a framework for UX Strategy (Study: 1 hour)

Udemy

UX mission control and strategy (Study: 2 hours)

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes . Design is knowing which ones to keep.

(Scott Adams)

Learn Interaction Design

Coursera

Design great experiences with this Interaction design specialisation (Study: 4 weeks at 4 hours per week)

Design Lab

Interaction design over 4 weeks with a mentor (Study: 4 weeks at 10 hours per week)

Interaction Design Foundation

The Psychology of interaction design. (Study: 12 weeks at 4–7 hours per week)

I will study and and get ready, and perhaps my change will come.

(Abraham Lincoln)

Learn Design Thinking

Design thinking comes from processes and methods aimed at a single goal. Stuff is done in rapid iteration until you’ve created something great.

Coursera

Design thinking for innovation (Study: 5 weeks at 2 hours per week)

Lynda

Learn design thinking. Lead Change in your organisation (Study: 2 hours)

Lynda

Understanding the process (Study: 1 hour)

Lynda

Implementing the process (Study: 1 hour)

The Interaction Design Foundation

The beginners guide to design thinking (Study: 7 weeks at 4–7 hours per week).

Udemy

Cooper crash course, design thinking in 3 steps (Study: 2 hours)

Anyone who stops learning is old. Whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.

(Henry Ford)

Learn the User-Centred Design Canvas

The User-Centered Design Canvas is a great way to arrange user research and business value in one place.

Coursera

Learn the user centred design canvas For entrepreneurs and innovators (Study: 14 hours at you own pace)

UX Magazine

Introduction to the User Centred Design Canvas (article)

User Centred Design Canvas

A resource to help you complete your canvas

When you talk you are repeating what you already know. But if you listen you may learn something new.

(Dalai Lama)

Learn Prototyping

Coursera

Protoyping and design (Study: 4 weeks at 4–7 hours per week)

IDEO 🦉

From ideas to action (Study: 5 weeks at 5–7 hours per week)

Udemy

Rapid prototyping (Study: 6 hours)

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.

(Albert Einstein)

Learn Information Architecture

ISDI

UX & Information Architecture Course (Study: 10 hours)

Lynda

Information architecture (Study: 2 hours)

Udemy

Information architecture fundamentals (Study: 2.5 hours)

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.

(Bill Gates)

Learn about User research

Coursera

User Experience, research & prototyping (Study: 4 weeks at 3 hours per week)

Design Lab 🦉

UX Research & Strategy (Study: 4 weeks at 10 hours per week)

Interaction Design Foundation

Conducting Usability Testing (Study: 4 weeks at 5–7 hours per week)

Lynda

What is a user persona (Study: 25 mins)

Lynda

Creating user personas (Study: 25 mins)

Udemy

Usability testing bootcamp (Study: 8.5 hours)

It’s what we know that keeps us from learning.

(Claude Bernard)

Learn Visual Design

Career Foundry 🦉

Study UI design with a mentor (Study: 6 months at 20 hours per week)

Design Lab 🦉

Learn Visual Design over 4 weeks with a mentor (Study: 4 weeks at 10 hours per week)

Hack Design

Learn UX and UI Design with a lesson emailed to you each week (Study: 50 weeks at 1–2 hours per week)

Gymnasium

Information design and visualisation fundamentals (Study: time not noted)

Everyone should learn how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.

(Steve Jobs)

Learn to Code

Career Foundry 🦉

Study web development design with a mentor (Study: 6 months at 20 hours per week)

Codecademy

Learn to code for free (range of courses)

Code Factory Academy

Free coding kick starter (range of courses)

Code School

Learn to code (range of courses)

Dash

Learn to make great websites. (Study: time not specified)

Free Code Camp

Learn to code and help nonprofits (range of courses)

Gymnasium

Coding for designers (Study: time not specified)

Highbrow

HTML & CSS basics (Study: 10 days at 5 mins per day)

One Month 🦉

Programming for non-programmers (Study: 4 weeks)

Platzi

Live streaming classes on design, marketing and code (range of courses).

Thinkful 🦉

Learn development (range of courses)

Treehouse

Learn web design, coding and much more (range of courses).

Udacity

Learn to code with this nano degree (Study: 5 months at 10 hours per week)

Udacity

Learn front end development (Study: average time taken is 6 months)

Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you want to pursue a career in the 21st Century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.

(Stephen Hawking)

Learn Development Skills

BaseRails

Learn to use an API to scrape and use data (Study: time not specified)

Codecademy

Learn Git (Study: time not specified)

Study Tonight

Github tutorial (Study: time not specified)

Udemy

Api’s crash course (Study: 2 hours)

Without data you’re just another person with an opinion

(W. Edwards Deming, Data Scientist)

Learn to work with Data

DataCamp

Online R tutorials and data science courses (range of courses)

DataQuest

Learn data science in your browser (range of courses)

DataMonkey

Develop your analytical skills in a simple, yet fun way (range of courses)

General Assembly 🦉

Learn about data (Study: 10 weeks at 6 hours per week)

Google Analytics Academy

Google analytics for beginners (Study: 4–6 hours)

Google Analytics Academy

Advanced Google analytics (Study: 2–4 hours)

Highbrow

Introduction to data science (Study: 10 days at 5 minutes per day)

Jellyfish Training

Web analytics (Study: 6 weeks course, hours not specified)

Lynda

Google Analytics essentials training (Study: 3 hours)

Lynda

Advanced Google Analytics (Study: 4 hours)

Springboard 🦉

Foundations of Data Science (Study: 4 weeks at 25 hours per week)

Udacity

Discover insights from data with this data analyst nano degree (Study: 260 hours is the average time taken)

Agile is the ability to adapt and respond to change. Agile organisations view change as an opportunity, not a threat.

(Jim Highsmith)

Learn about Agile

Coursera

Getting started: Agile meets design thinking (Study: 5 weeks at 2–5 hours per week)

Coursera

Agile methods (Study: 5 weeks at 2–5 hours per week)

Lynda

Enterprise Agile (Study: 1.5 hours)

Udemy

The agile bootcamp (Study: 3 hours)

Udemy

Mastering agile scrum project management (Study: 14.5 hours)

Content builds relationships. Relationships are built on trust.

(Andrew Davis, Author)

Learn about Content Optimisation

Coursera

Learn SEO tool and strategies (Study: 4 weeks at 1–3 hours per week)

Jellyfish Training

SEO Foundations (Study: 4 weeks, hours not specified)

Jellyfish Training

SEO Advanced (Study: 6 weeks, hours not specified)

The Leftbank

SEO fundamentals (Study: 10 weeks at 8–10 hours per week)

Lynda

Introduction to content strategy (Study: 1.5 hours)

Be courageous and try to write in a way that scares you a little.

(Holley Gerth)

Learn to Write

College of Media & Publishing 🦉

Web writing course (Study: 3 months with a total of 60–80 hours)

Copywriting Apprentice 🦉

Learn copywriting with a mentor (Study: 3 months with a total of 60–80 hours)

Open 2 Study

Writing for the web (Study: 4 weeks at 2–4 hours per week)

Jellyfish Training

5 week online copywriting course (Study: 5 weeks, hours not specified)

Skillshare

The designers guide to writing and research (Study: 1 hour)

The Gymnasium

Writing for web and mobile (Study time not specified)

Drawing is putting a line around an idea.

(Henri Matisse)

Learn to Draw / Storyboard

Use pictures to clarify complexity, banish confusion and defeat fear.

The Napkin Academy

Use pictures to clarify complexity, banish confusion and defeat fear with beginner, advanced and master courses. (Study: time not specified)

Skillshare

Learn to Storyboard, The First Steps of Visual Storytelling (Study: 2 hours)

Udemy

Sketching for UX Designers (Study: 4 hours)

I believe that the more a designer learns about non-design things, the better.

(Jared Spool)

Learn about Marketing

Hyper Island

Digital marketing (Study: 6 weeks at 5–7 hours per week)

Lynda

Marketing foundations (Study: 1 hour)

The Leftbank

Introduction to digital marketing (Study: 10 weeks at 8–10 hours per week)

Udacity

Become a digital marketer with this nano degree (Study: 3 months at 10 hours per week)

True innovation is coming up with a product that the product didn’t even know they needed.

(J. Paul Getty)

Learn about Innovation

Coursera

Introduction to social innovation (Study: 6 weeks at 2-3 hours per week)

Coursera

Design thinking for innovation (Study: 5 weeks at 1–2 hours per week)

Coursera

Innovating in a digital world (Study: 4 weeks at 2-3 hours per week)

Hyper Island

Driving Transformation (Study: 6 weeks at 8–15 hours per week)

IDEO

Insight for innovation course (Study: 6 weeks at 4 hours per week)

Open 2 Study

Innovation for powerful outcomes (Study: 4 weeks at 2–4 hours per week)

Acting is a freelance career, you never stop having to prove yourself and fight for work.

(Miranda Otto)

Learn about Freelance Work

Interaction Design Foundation

How to become a freelance designer (Study: 8 weeks at 4–7 hours per week)

Lynda

Freelance UX, managing clients (Study: 1 hour)

Lynda

Freelance UX, managing projects (Study: 1 hour)

The freelance contract

Great resource for people needing a contract for their freelance work

Storytelling is the oldest form of education

(Terry Tempest Williams)

Learn about Public Speaking & Storytelling

Highbrow

Present like a pro (Study: 10 days at 5 minutes per day)

IDEO

Storying telling for influence (Study: 5 weeks at 2–4 hours per week)

Udemy

Become great at public speaking (Study: 1.5 hours)

Udemy

Presentation bootcamp (Study: 5 hours)

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.

(Michael John Bobak)

Learn about UX Deliverables

Coursera

Design and make infographics (Study: 14 hours at you won pace)

UX for the masses

Lots of example of UX deliverables.

Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching.

(George Van Valkenburg)

Learn about Leadership

Coursera

Innovation management (Study: 9 weeks at 2–3 hours per week)

Hyper Island

Leading teams in the digital age (Study: 6 weeks at 5–7 hours per week)

IDEO

Leading about creativity (Study: 4weeks at 3 hours per week)

The best portfolio’s show pride not just proof, tell a story and illustrate process not just passion.

Learn about UX interviews & Resume Writing

Coursera

Detailed interviewing and resume writing (Study: 19 weeks at 2–4 hours per week)

Coursera

Advanced interviewing techniques (Study: 5 weeks at 2–3 hours per week)

Lynda

Writing a resume (Study: 3 hours)

If you want to go fast go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.

(African Proverb)

Learn about LinkedIn

Coursmos

Learn LinkedIn essential with this video course (Study: 1 hour)

Coursmos

LinkedIn bootcamp, complete guide to a powerful profile (Study: 1.5 hours)

Udemy

Comprehensive guide to LinkedIn (Study 1.5 hours)

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How to become a UX Designer at 40 with no digital or design experience

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