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How to Learn UX for Mostly Free

Updated: Jun 7, 2022

  1. Springboard has a free course you can go through the content yourself, https://www.springboard.com/workshops/ux-design/learn#/curriculum/7433/7434. There is no mentorship. You will need to sign up for a free account.

  2. Go through this free course on Udacity with Don Norman, https://www.udacity.com/course/intro-to-the-design-of-everyday-things--design101.

  3. Take this free course by Susan Weinschenk on Udemy, https://www.udemy.com/course/introtoux/.

  4. Take this free course by Susan Weinschenk on Udemy, https://www.udemy.com/course/brain-and-behavioral-science-fundamentals/.

  5. Take this Udemy course by Joe Natolie, https://www.udemy.com/course/user-experience-design-fundamentals/. It should be around $20 USD.

  6. Take this Udemy course by David Travis, https://www.udemy.com/course/ultimate-guide-to-ux/. It should be around $80 USD.

  7. Learn Figma (YouTube).

  8. Read, and understand, two articles a day by NNg, https://www.nngroup.com/articles/.

  9. Read, and understand, one article a day by MeasuringU, https://measuringu.com/blogs/.

  10. Sign up for the Curiosity Tank newsletter, https://www.curiositytank.com/blog.

  11. Review terms from this dictionary weekly, https://www.curiositytank.com/ux-lexicon.

  12. Download the UX Companion app (it's free), https://www.uxcompanion.com/. Review and study one term a day.

  13. Read the book Communicating Design.

  14. Sign up on a mentoring platform and meet with one person a week to talk UX. After the call, add them to your LinkedIn network. Suggestions: adplist.org, designed.org, UXPA (free).

  15. Find one person a month to talk to on UX Coffee Hours, (it's free).

  16. Add people to your LinkedIn network every week. Always include a note in your connection request. You do not need to use InMail. You do not need a premium LinkedIn account. According to LinkedIn, second-degree connections have the largest chance of finding a job. Follow people on LinkedIn in the UX community.

  17. FIND A MENTOR or FIVE. You should meet with this person or people on a regular basis.

  18. Do some passion projects.

  19. Do volunteer projects. Check out Catch a Fire, Volunteer Match, and others for projects.

  20. Build a portfolio.

  21. Find an apprenticeship. Other options are internships (if in school) and returnships (you are a mom who wants to return to work after raising kids.


Expect to spend around two years studying, doing volunteer work, small paid projects, etc. until you are able to get a full-time "real" job.

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