12th May 2020

UX and digital design resources, tutorials and online courses

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The UX and Digital Design resources available online appear limitless and it can be hard to curate these for yourself. Have no fear as we have put together a great resource for the curious beginner and the seasoned professional. 
There are articles, tutorials, guides and free online courses supplied by leading universities.

UX and digital design resources

UX Collective
Fantastic articles and thought pieces for all things UX covering a broad range of areas, well curated and updated regularly.
https://uxdesign.cc/

UI Movement
Inspiration in your inbox from a large library of interactions and features. Great for inspiration and useful section linking to online UX and Design tools.
https://uimovement.com/

Smashing Magazine
This has been a stalwart for all things digital over many years and still going strong. Covers many subjects and has a huge archive.
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/

Digital Design / Graphic Design
PPP3 – 200 page a very visual book. Self paced full of hints and tips on visual design from one of the best design + product agencies in the UK – Ustwo (makers of Monument Valley).
v3 of Pixel Perfect Precision

Photoshop Masterclasses `
Everyone wants to learn Photoshop and it remains to this day a powerhouse of software. There are many tutorials out there and here is great one to plunder
https://www.youtube.com/user/PhlearnLLC/videos

3D – Blender Guru for Blender
If 3D floats your boat and you’ve always wanted to have a go then Blender is a good start.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPrnSACiTJ4

The whole shooting match
Knock yourself out with this vast resource on tutorials for all your favourite software
https://hackr.io/design

Courses from Future Learn

A diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.
These courses are free with some upgrade purchases if required.

Secret Power of Brands.
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/the-secret-power-of-brands/

Government Digital Service Design manual has some really good bits on working with agile methods and user research.
https://www.gov.uk/service-manual

Creative Problem solving by Leeds University.
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/get-creative-with-people-to-solve-problems It’s super comprehensive with lots of references out to other areas worth exploring as a designer / creative / facilitator. 

Course by the govt digital service on content design.
Part of their Digital Data and Technology (DDaT) framework, they’re trying to create digital leaders of the future and addressing skill gaps.
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/introduction-to-content-design

We hope you have found that list inspirational and that it opens doors to your creative development.