There are two part to UX Design:
- The UI Part: One that deals with the Visual, Aesthetic and Design
- The UX Part: One that deals with User Psychology and Ergonomics.
If you are totally new to this field, I suggest you start with the easier one, the UI Design part. Understand the principles of Design, learn about UI Patterns and UI differences between devices and OS. Once you are comfortable with it and can wireframe UI Solution for a given problem you can start exploring the UX part of it, like the general User Psychology Principles and then move on to User specific requirements through user Research.
For UI, there are you can start with these:
- Design Fundamentals—Elements, Attributes, & Principles – Vanseo Design
- The Product UI/UX Design Blueprint: Expert UI/UX Design Training
- Homepage for Android Design
- Human Interface Guidelines for iOS Design.
- UI UX Inspirational Gallery for iOS and Android
There are two ways to go about learning about UX Design. One is to get Educated and the other is two get Qualified. Now let me explain the difference between the two. To get educated means to gain knowledge, with or without a certification to prove so. This requires more discipline and research but is generally more affordable. The second is by enrolling in some UX courses and getting certified.
My suggestion is if you are a beginner, you start with a basic certification program, which I will cover later, to quickly get an overview of the profession and also get connected to others in the similar field. Then later on if you are still interested, get yourself educated and make sure you practice a lot. And finally, if you are still interested and would like to take your UX career to the next level, do a Premium Certification course.
So quickly listing them in here:
- Usability.gov: A Good starting point for a brief overview of Usability
- Human Centered Design Course from Coursera: Free Course from Stanford University
- User Experience Fundamentals: A Short Course from TeamW: From Susan Weinschenk, nicknamed the Brain Lady for her extensive research on Human Psychology
- Luke Wroblewski Videos (Specialist in Mobile App Design)
- Collection of videos from Jeffrey Zeldman on Vimeo
- Google’s Android UI Design Guideline
- Apple’s iOS UI Design Guideline
- UIE UX Video Tutorials: A subscription-based video access model, featuring a library of 231 seminars by experts in all things UX design.
- Interaction Design Foundation Course: In the words of Don Norman: A goldmine of information on interaction design
- Udemy: User Experience Design Fundamentals
Mobile App Designing
- Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
- Designing For Touch by Josh Clark
- Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski
- About Face 4 by Alan Cooper
- Don’t Make me Think by Steve Krug
- The Elements of User Experience by Jesse James Garrett
Premium Classroom Courses
- HFI Certification
- HCI Courses by Norman and Nielsen Group
- CenterCentre : Center Centre is the user experience design school creating the next generation of industry-ready UX designers.
Designer and UX Gurus to Follow:
- Luke Wroblewski
- Jared Spool
- Google Design
- Josh Clark
- Don Norman
- Adaptive Path
- Jeffrey Zeldman
- Jakob Nielsen
- User Voice Video in YouTube
- UserConf 2012 – Kevin Hale (Wufoo) – How to Design Software Users Love
- The Psychological Basis for UI Design Rules