Sunday, October 5, 2014

Best UX Websites

The purpose of this research is to identify the most popular user experience websites referred to. This is not an all inclusive list. As such, it should be considered more qualitative research.

To build the list, several google searches were conducted using many different search terms with the intent of maintaining a non-biased query. Once the search results displayed, pages were opened and when possible, the name added as new, or the "Times mentioned" tally was incremented.


To best understand the extent to which these top sites stand apart from some of their competition, check out the full research spreadsheet.

Full research package (includes my notes and references)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnOZjrdeGyfWdDRiQ0xYU0loM1pFb1g3MlBuZzZPbFE&usp=sharing


Top 10 User Experience Websites

  1. uxbooth.com
  2. uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com
  3. alistapart.com
  4. boxesandarrows.com
  5. uxmatters.com
  6. useit.com
  7. uxmag.com
  8. konigi.com
  9. uie.com
  10. 52weeksofux.com

How does this list help me?
- Now that you know of some of the more popular websites, what should you do? Well, if you are new to UX, I'd recommend that you start looking to see what each of the sites are saying about some of the key user experience categories such as "Usability Testing", "UCD Methodology", or "Suggested Newbie Reading".

- Leverage a list like the above during your competitive analysis to gain better ux understanding. Example... Let's say you want to know what the best way to present a help link is. You could go to google and search each of the sites above like this...


- See if the crowd is right. Are these really the Best UX Websites? or are they just the most popular? If you find some websites that you believe to be the best, then please share in the comments area below. I'm happy to publish any comments that have links to good ux sites.


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