The Best UX Designer Tools&Resources Collection

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Mar 6, 2016 · 14 min read

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125+ resources and tools are listed in 5 categories: UX Research, UX/UI Design, Optimization, UX Career, UX Training, UX Events & UX Books

** UX Research **

Optimalsort

Online card sorting tool preferred by information architects.

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Treejack

Usability testing tool you can use to test your IA without visual distractions.

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xSort

Free card sorting application for Mac OS X

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Typeform

Build mobile friendly, next-generation online forms, surveys, quizzes, landing pages.

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User Interviews

User Interviews is the fastest way to recruit participants for product tests and market research.

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Webnographer

Webnographer helps companies understand User Behaviour on websites

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Experience Fellow

Slip into your customers’ shoes, research customer experience of the entire customer journey in real-time — across all online and offline channels.

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Revelation App

Good solution for for mobile diaries, insight communities and bulletin boards.

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Netnography

What is Netnography? In Netnography, online observations and interactions are valued as a cultural reflection.

Morae

Usability testing software developed by TechSmith.

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Loop11

Loop11 is a website user testing tool that enables you to identify navigational and usability issues of any website.

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UserTesting

Get videos of real people speaking their thoughts as they use websites, mobile apps and prototypes.

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5SecondTest

Optimize the clarity of your designs by measuring people’s first impressions.

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Silverback 3

Guerrilla usability testing on the Mac made easy

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Mr. Tappy

Mr. Tappy — Mobile UX research made easy.

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Usabilityhub

Fast User Testing: Five Second Test, Click Test and Nav Flow Test

Why You Only Need to Test with 5 Users

Best results come from testing no more than 5 users and running as many small tests as you can afford.

** UX/UI Design **

Sketchsheets

Ready to print device templates for UI & UX designers.

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Responsive Sketchsheets

Responsive Sketchsheets from ZURB.

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Sneakpeekit

Wireframe sketch sheets for web designers

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Free Printable Sketching, Wireframing and Note-Taking PDF Templates

Sketching and wireframing are a specialized style of drawing, used for fleshing out preliminary complex ideas, group brain-storming, a lo-fi method for evaluating interaction concepts, and as a way of roughly perfecting a design technique.

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Moqups.com

Online Mockup, Wireframe & UI Prototyping tool for creating high fidelity, resolution independent SVG mockups and wireframes.

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UXPin

UX Design & Wireframing Tools As Beautiful As Your Work

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Balsamiq

A wireframing and mock up tool with a high focus on usability.

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Sketch

Sketch — Professional Digital Design for Mac

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InVision

InVision transform your Web & Mobile (iOS, Android) designs into clickable, interactive Prototypes and Mockups.

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Proto.io

Create fully-interactive high-fidelity prototypes that look and work exactly like your app should.

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Pixate

Pixate generates 100% native prototypes, so you can experience your ideas on device as if they’re completely real.

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Framer

Design interactive high-fidelity prototypes for iOS, Android, desktop or the web

Marvel

Turn sketches, mockups and designs into web, iPhone, iOS, Android and Apple Watch app prototypes.

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Napkee

Napkee makes your Balsamiq Mockups come alive. Import a BMML and export to web or flex code in a few clicks.

How To Prototype UI Animations In Keynote

UI designer need rapid, easy-to-learn, familiar tools to animate static designs. This article shows how to use Apple Keynote to achieve just that.

Keynote does Material Design (Complete)

Patternry

Patternry makes it simple to build style guides, design pattern libraries, complete front-end resources or anything in between.

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Frontify

Software for brand style guides, design workflows & visual collaboration.

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Muzli Design Inspiration

Designers’ Secret Source: all the design inspiration you need.

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Panda — Daily News and Inspiration

Panda makes it easy for designers, developers and entrepreneurs to discover great useful content.

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Little Big Details

Daily dose of design inspiration.

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Sidebar

The 5 best design links, every day

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UX und Tollerei

Useful resources directly to your inbox. Your weekly UX Reading List with interesting resources, published every Friday and sent directly to your inbox.

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UX Design Weekly

Get a hand picked list of the best user experience design links every week.

Behance

Showcase and discover the latest work from top online portfolios by creative professionals across industries

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Dribbble

Dribbble is show and tell for designers.

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MaterialUp

MaterialUp curates the best of Material Design inspiration, tools and freebies

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Pttrns

Pttrns is the finest collection of design patterns, resources and inspiration.

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UI-Patterns.com

User Interface Design Pattern Library. UI patterns for web designers

GoodUI

The 75+ GoodUI ideas that they are about to show you, are being actively A/B tested.

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PatternTap

Pattern Tap is ZURB’s gallery of specific design and interaction patterns meant to inspire your design work.

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HeyUser

A video gallery for mobile onboarding design inspiration

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Craft by InVision LABS

UI design plugins for Sketch and Photoshop powered by real data

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** Evaluation/Checklists/Optimization **

10 Heuristics for User Interface Design

Jakob Nielsen’s 10 general principles for interaction design.

UX Check

UX Check is a Chrome Extension that helps you identify usability issues through a heuristic evaluation.

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247 Web Usability Guidelines — Userfocus

Although designing usable systems requires far more than simply applying guidelines, guidelines can still make a significant contribution to usability by promoting consistency and good practice.

UX Project Checklist

iOS Human Interface Guidelines: Designing for iOS

Provides guidelines for designing the user interface of an iOS app.

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Design Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app

Design basics, guidelines and templates for developers and designers to invent, plan, and build UWP app.

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Introduction — Material design — Google design guidelines

We challenged ourselves to create a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science. This is material design.

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Usabilla: The Standard in User Feedback

Collect user feedback and improve your websites, apps and emails with Usabilla’s Voice of Customer Solutions.

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HEART framework

Choosing the right UX metrics for your product can be a tough challenge. The HEART framework by Google can help you proceed with confidence.

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Measuring Usability With The System Usability Scale (SUS)

SUS is technology independent and has since been tested on hardware, consumer software, websites, cell-phones, IVRs and even the yellow-pages. It has become an industry standard with references in over 600 publications.

Questionnaire For User Interaction Satisfaction

The Questionnaire for User Interaction Satisfaction (QUIS) is a tool developed by a multi-disciplinary team of researchers in the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) at the University of Maryland at College Park.

SUPR-Q: Standardized UX Percentile Rank

The SUPR-Q is a Rating Scale to Measure perceptions of Usability, Trust, Credibility, Appearance and Loyalty for Websites.

The Net Promoter Score — Net Promoter Network

Extensive research has shown that your Net Promoter Score®, or NPS®, acts as a leading indicator of growth

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Optimizely: A/B Testing & Personalization Platform

Enterprise-level A/B testing and personalization for the web and mobile apps.

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Unbounce

Unbounce lets marketers build, publish and test landing pages without IT or software. A/B testing and lead gen make it a powerful marketing tool.

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SumoMe

SumoMe is a suite of free tools that can be used to grow website’s traffic.

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Hello Bar

Convert more visitors into customers with Hello Bar.

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Google Analytics

Get the data you need to make intelligent marketing and business decisions with Google Analytics.

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Essential Analytics Reports for UX Strategists

Google Analytics is filled with very useful information for UX Strategists defining a baseline and tracking trends in order to define goals, strategies, and concepts for a brighter tomorrow.

Hotjar

See how visitors are really using your website, collect user feedback and turn more visitors into customers.

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Crazy Egg

Find out by seeing how users click and scroll through your website

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Appsee

Appsee supplies a crystal clear, visual picture of your users’ experiences from beginning to end on mobile devices.

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** UX Career **

UX Career Cards

betteruxportfolios.com

Portfolio tips for UX professionals

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** UX Training **

Interaction Design Foundation

Learn User Experience (UX) and Design from experts.

Designlab

Learn UI/UX design through hands-on projects and 1-on-1 mentorship from expert designers. Add design to your resume and level up your career.

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UX Design Classes — Skillshare

Skillshare is a learning community for creators. Anyone can take an online class, watch video lessons, create projects, and even teach a class themselves.

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Interaction Design | Coursera

Learn how to design great user experiences — Design that delights users

Udemy User Experience Courses

Take free and premium UX courses from 100+ instructors

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UX Training

Learn the key principles and most powerful techniques. Build your skills and expand your knowledge with expert-led training.

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Bloc | Online UX/UI Design Bootcamp

UX Mastery

We help UX professionals get started and get better.

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Udacity

Get a course or nanodegree including UX courses.

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Hack Design:

An easy to follow design course for people who do amazing things.

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UX Crash Course: 31 Fundamentals | The Hipper Element

Joel Marsh created an User Experience course including 31 daily lessons.

Courses — Gymnasium

Learn how to apply user-centered design principles to improve your website and mobile app design.

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Certification of UX Training Achievement- NNGroup

NN/g UX Certification both provides a solid foundation and enhances existing knowledge and practical skills in UX design and research.

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User Experience Design Immersive — General Assembly

The User Experience Design Immersive program is crafted by top practitioners in the field, with a specific focus on helping you transition into a UX design career.

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Certified Usability Analyst — Human Factors International

HFI offers a variety of UX training courses and two certification tracks for both new and advanced practitioners.

TheTeamW — Deep Insights Into Human Behavior

They love brain science, research, and economics.

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UXcamp Europe — Barcamp for User Experience Professionals

For two days UXcamp Europe will host around 500 international UX professionals from diverse UX disciplines.

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** UX Events **

33 Top UX Conferences of 2016 — UserTesting Blog

Here’s our list of user experience conferences that can’t be missed in 2016!

Upcoming UX Conferences

Upcoming user experience (UX) conferences including design, usability and UI.

UX Alive

A unique UX Conference experience in the most authentic city, İstanbul, Turkey.

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UX London

UX London. 3 days of inspiration for UX designers

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UXLx: User Experience Lisbon

4 days of training and inspiration for UX Pros.

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World Usability Congress

It’s its application-oriented, economic and holistic approach that makes the World Usability Congress one of a kind on a global scale.

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Uideo

501 videos for designers from 67 conferences.

** UX Books **

Rosenfeld Media

Unequaled user experience expertise, in print and in person

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Don’t Make Me Think

Since Don’t Make Me Think was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug’s guide to help them understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design.

Rocket Surgery Made Easy

Steve Krug spells out a streamlined approach to usability testing that anyone can easily apply to their own Web site, application, or other product. (As he said in Don’t Make Me Think, “It’s not rocket surgery”.)

Neuro Web Design: What Makes Them Click?

Why do people decide to buy a product online? Register at your Web site? Trust the information you provide? Neuro Web Design applies the research on motivation, decision making, and neuroscience to the design of Web sites.

http://www.amazon.com/Neuro-Web-Design-Makes-Click/dp/0321603605/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Top UX Books in Amazon

UX Book Club (@uxbookclub) | Twitter

Join UX Book clubs near you!

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