User Experience Publications

User Experience Publications
Aug 18th, 2009

Continuing on my series of answering common questions I have created a post list user experience publications.  This is a question that keeps coming up in discussion is about User Experience resources, specifically about publications.  So here is a list of industry publications which I read on a semi-regular basis, most of which I subscribe to their feed or email newsletter.  I am hoping you find these useful.

The list is grouped into three main sections; Industry Publications (non-corporate ezines and/or printed magazines), Team & Company Publications (multi-author and/or business focused publications), and Personal Publications (practitioners who write).  Not listed are my own company’s blog, A Blue Flavored Blog, and my own personal blog of which you are currently reading.

Industry Publications

A List Apart
Format: Ezine
Audience: Practitioner
Focus: Web Design & Web Development
For people who make websites. A List Apart Magazine explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.
ACM’s eLearn Magazine
Format: Ezine
Audience: Academic
Focus: Education
eLearn is ACM’s first Web-only publication. It will build on ACM’s reputation by serving as the most accurate and unbiased source for news, information, and opinion on the now-flourishing field of online education and training. It also offers a community hub for e-learning professionals on the Web, providing a wealth of public forums for the free exchange of ideas.
ACM’s Interactions
Format: Printed Magazine
Audience: Academic
Focus: Interaction Design
This magazine includes timely articles, stories, and content related to the interactions between experiences, people, and technology.
Boxes & Arrows
Format: Ezine
Audience: Academic & Practitioner
Focus: Information Architecture
Boxes and Arrows is devoted to the practice, innovation, and discussion of design; including graphic design, interaction design, information architecture and the design of business. Since 2001, it’s been a peer-written journal promoting contributors who want to provoke thinking, push limits, and teach a few things along the way.
Core77
Format: Ezine
Audience: Practitioner
Focus: Industrial Design
Since 1995 Core77.com has served a devoted global audience of industrial designers ranging from students through seasoned professionals. Core77 publishes articles, discussion forums, an extensive event calendar, hosts portfolios, job listings, a database of design firms, schools, vendors and services. Core77 provides a gathering point for designers and enthusiasts alike by producing design competitions, lecture series, parties, and exhibits.
Johnny Holland
Format: Ezine
Audience: Practitioner
Focus: Interaction Design
Johnny is an open collective talking, sharing and finding answers about the interaction between people and products, systems or processes.
Smashing Magazine
Format: Blog
Audience: Practitioner
Focus: Web Design
Founded in September 2006, Smashing Magazine delivers useful and innovative information to Web designers and developers. Our aim is to inform our readers about the latest trends and techniques in Web development. We try to convince you not with the quantity but with the quality of the information we present. We hope that makes us different. Smashing Magazine is, and always has been, independent.
UPA’s User Experience Magazine
Format: Ezine
Audience: Academic
Focus: Usability
User Experience is a magazine by and about usability professionals, featuring significant and unique articles dealing with the broad field of usability and the user experience.
UX Magazine
Format: Ezine
Audience: Practitioner
Focus: User Experience
UX Magazine sets out to explore, promote & discuss the multiple facets of user experience one article at a time. It is built upon the foundations of ProjectNeo, a global interactive design community.
UX Matters
Format: Ezine
Audience: Practitioner
Focus: User Experience
UXmatters is a Web magazine that delivers compelling content about developing effective user experience (UX) strategies and designing digital product user experiences that optimally serve people’s needs and satisfy their desires.

Team & Company Publications

404 User Experience Design
Format: Blog
Audience: Practitioner
Focus: User Experience
Authors: Alex Bischoff, Christian Bradford, Jeff Adams, Matt Donovan, Mark Kraemer, and T. Scott Stromberg
Adaptive Path Blog
Format: Blog
Audience: Practitioner
Focus: User Experience
Authors: Jesse James Garrett, Peter Merholz & Team
BrainTraffic Blog
Format: Blog
Audience: Practitioner
Focus: Content Strategy
Authors: Kristina Halvorson & Team
nForm Blog
Format: Blog
Audience: Practitioner
Focus: User Experience
Authors: Jess McMullin, Gene Smith & Team
OK/Cancel
Format: Comic & Blog
Audience: Practitioner
Focus: Interaction Design
Authors: Kevin Cheng & Tom Chi
Putting People First
Format: Blog
Audience: Practitioner
Focus: User Experience
Authors: Mark Vanderbeeken & Team
UIE Brainsparks
Format: Blog
Audience: Practitioner
Focus: Usability & Interaction Design
Authors: Jared Spool & Team
UX Booth
Format: Ezine
Audience: Practitioner
Focus: User Experience
Authors: Redd Horrocks, Matthew Kammerer, David Leggett & Andrew Maier
Viget Advance
Format: Blog
Audience: Practitioner
Focus: User Experience
Authors: M. Jackson Wilkinson, Brian Talbot & Jackson Fox

Personal Publications

90 Percent of Everything
Focus: User Experience
Author: Harry Brignull
Atomiq
Focus: User Experience
Author: Gene Smith
Bloug
Focus: Information Architecture
Author: Louis Rosenfeld
Bokardo
Focus: Social Media
Author: Joshua Porter
Brown Blog
Focus: Web Design
Author: Matt Brown
ChangeOrder
Focus: Interaction Design
Author: David Sherwin
Design with Intent
Focus: Interaction Design
Author: Dan Lockton
Done Bright
Focus: User Experience
Author: Elizabeth Buie
DonnaM
Focus: Information Architecture
Author: Donna Spencer
Dorian Taylor
Focus: User Experience
Author: Dorian Taylor
Engage
Focus: Interaction Design
Author: Dave Malouf
Everyday UX
Focus: User Experience
Author: Alex Rainert
Functioning Form
Focus: Interface Design
Author: Luke Wroblewski
Good Experience
Focus: User Experience
Author: Mark Hurst
Graphpaper
Focus: Interaction Design
Author: Christopher Fahey
GreenOnions
Focus: User Experience
Author: Dan M. Brown
Information is Beautiful/
Focus: Information Design
Author: David McCandless
Inspire UX
Focus: User Experience
Author: Catriona Cornett
Jason Robb
Focus: User Experience
Author: Jason Robb
Konigi
Focus: User Experience
Author: Michael Angeles
Matthew Rea Design
Focus: User Interface Design
Author: Matthew Rea
Personal InfoCloud
Focus: Social Media
Author: Thomas Vander Wal
Pleasure and Pain
Focus: User Experience
Author: Whitney Hess
Rands in Repose
Focus: Management
Author: Michael Lopp
The Berkun Blog
Focus: Management & Innovation
Author: Scott Berkun
Semantic Foundry
Focus: User Experience
Author: Will Evans
Semantic Studios
Focus: User Experience
Author: Peter Morville
Tyesha Snow
Focus: User Experience
Author: Tyesha Snow
UI & Us
Focus: User Interface
Author: Keith Lang
UI Scraps
Focus: User Interface
Author: Jason Robb
Usability Post
Focus: Usability
Author: Dmitry Fadeyev
UseIt.com
Focus: Usability
Author: Jakob Nielsen
UserBlog
Focus: User Experience
Author: Russ Unger
UX Array
Focus: User Experience
Author: Sara Summers
UX Digest
Focus: User Experience
Author: Verne Ho
UX Strategy
Focus: User Experience
Author: Will Tschumy

About the author

Nick Finck is a user experience professional who has dabbled in the web for over a decade. He specializes in information architecture, interaction design, usability and user research. Read more

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