Educational Resources


UXPA-MN recognizes that members like you want to continue to learn and grow within the User Experience practice, and to help you achieve that goal, we've curated a number of items below. In this section, you will find resources that you can read, watch, listen to, or do that we hope expand the breadth and depth of your knowledge of user experience.

This page will be refreshed regularly with new resources around a given theme relevant to multiple roles within the UX discipline. To view resources from a previous month, click here!

Do you have ideas for a future theme or resources you'd like to see covered here?
Contact Scott Caruso so the UXPA-MN team can review it for inclusion in a future update!

Current Theme: Mobile UX Design

Updated: August 2022

You might be thinking to yourself - "isn't mobile design just design, especially in the year 2022 when the majority of people have mobile devices?" And certainly, that is mostly true. Many designers still focus desktop-first, however, and fail to consider the contextual differences that make the mobile platform what it is. It's not enough to simply design smaller, but there are functionalities and contexts that a designer can take advantage of to really push their design to the next level.

Read

A Comprehensive Guide to Mobile App Design by Nick Babich

A summary of practical, common-sense ideas for how to take advantage of the mobile app context in your design work.

Understanding Mobile Context by Linda Bustos

From the article: Optimizing your mobile experience requires an understanding of mobile's role in the purchase journey. Device detection only determines the experience format (e.g. responsive design), but it's the context that best determines the content, offers and features you deliver, and your users' satisfaction with your websites and apps.

Getting Into the Mobile App User's Mind by Interaction Design Foundation

Know you need to do research on your new mobile app but unsure where to start? This article breaks down the key things to consider when engaging in user research of the mobile application context.

Mobile UX: Study Guide by Raluca Budiu

This may be cheating a little bit because its a series of links, but it is a really GOOD series of links covering a wide range of mobile UX topics.

Watch

Luke Wroblewski at Conversions, 2018

2022 Apple Design Awards

How to Fit Big Tables on Small Screens

UX Design for Mobile Games by PocketGamerBiz

Listen

The Crazy One: Episode 42 - App Design

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