UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 69: Switching to UI/UX with Nick Babich
Published July 28, 2017 by Jane Portman
How do you switch to UI/UX from another design field? What do you need to learn, and how? Today our guest is Nick Babich, the editor-in-chief of UX Planet, and we walk through all the steps in such transition. You’ll learn about the skills, tools, methods, and resources to fuel your UI/UX career.
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- UX Planet — Nick’s main project we’re talking about
- 5 Tips for Graphic Designers Switching to UX Design — Nick’s recent article
- The Design of Everyday Things — a book by Don Norman
- Smashing Magazine, Adobe blog, Webdesigner Depot, UX Booth, Creative Bloq — must-read UI/UX resources
- Balsamiq, AdobeXD, Evernote, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator — Nick’s UX toolset (Jane also recommends Sketch)
- Behance, Dribbble, UI Movement — places to get inspiration from other people’s work
- Daily UI Design Challenge — free 100-day newsletter
- Medium, UX Planet — places to publish your UI/UX posts to get exposure
- Push.conference (the next one is October 20–21, 2017 in Munich) — one of Nick’s favorite conferences
- Nick’s website
- Follow Nick on Twitter: @101babich
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