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How do you stay current on the latest trends and technologies in IxD?


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What's your favorite to go source for the the latest IxD info? Do you belong to professional IxD organizations like the Interaction Design Association (https://ixda.org/), SIGCHI, or others? Or do you subscribe to podcasts, blogs, LISTSERVs or attend trade shows like UXPA International Conference hosted by the User Experience Professionals Association? Or maybe you return over and over to a specific website or book or video series?

One of my favorites is the Creative Confidence Series Podcast from IDEO U. It features practical ways designers can integrate human-centered design into everyday design/work situations.

Share your favorite IxD sources. Let's get a list going for our IxD community.

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Hi Kai,

Nice to meet you. I am new in this forum and I look forward to meeting other course takers.
To answer your question about what I do to stay up to date.
I subscribe to Nielsen Norman Group https://www.nngroup.com, they have a lot of videos, and articles. Then I also visit https://www.experiencedynamics.com/blog, read books.
I continuously take certificates in UX Design from - IDF - Interaction Design Foundation, https://www.interaction-design.org.

Just now I am taking a diploma in UX design and at the same time taking courses in using Axure.
I also Visit IDEO and Stanford to learn about Design Thinking, I found some useful documents about the topic.
https://dschool.stanford.edu/
That's some of my list.☺
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Hi Kai,

I am new in this forum too and I'm looking forward to share my experiences and thoughts. I don't follow any specific blog or website for news. I have created a google alert for the topic "User Experience", I receive an email everyday containing links for new articles on the web regarding the topic.

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Another way to keep up with what's new and interseting is to read all the trending reports. I like the JWT Intelligence brief which gives you descriptions as well as photos of what new trends look like and how they are being implemented globally. The global perspective is important and expands your thinking on what is possible and what is working. here is a link to subscribe (it's free): https://www.jwtintelligence.com

I also like Trendwatching- here is the link: https://trendwatching.com to see what people are doing.

Of course there is also customer journey mapping to help you understand the user's problem so you can start designing solutions around what the end user is trying to accomplish. There are a ton of tools. I like SuiteCX for a larger company with remote locations. You pay for journey mapping software. www.suitecx.com.
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I check researchgate everyday and it suggests new researches
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Hi Amirreza,

Nice to meet you.
The research site you reder to , is it this one?
https://www.researchgate.net

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Nina
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My #1 resource is https://www.nngroup.com/. There's always something in their weekly mailing that I want to read, usually several!

I've been looking for a podcast though, and have really enjoyed reading Creative Confidence (from the IDEO founders), so I'll definitely check out their podcast. Thanks for the tip!
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Hi @NAAi nice to meet you! Thanks for sharing these resources. I've not used Axure. What's your opinion of it so far? Strengths and weaknesses. Does it have a project management component?
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@Deepak Welcome to IxD! Yeah, that's a really great idea about creating a Google Alert for user experience.
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Thanks @Darcy! I'll checkout Trendwatch and JWT Intelligence brief. I like JWT IB description, "J. Walter Thompson Intelligence is a center for provocative thinking that focuses on identifying shifts in the global zeitgeist." Browsing the site made me think of IT World Canada https://www.itworldcanada.com/ that I follow for general tech industry news.
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@Amirreza Thanks for posting https://www.researchgate.net. In that vein Google Scholar could also be helpful too I imagine.

Hi @Sasha welcome! Yes, I totally agree with you and @NAAi about https://www.nngroup.com/ ! It is such an amazing and comprehensive resource. I've found that not only do I refer to its archives like a text book but it also makes a great resource to share with clients for education purposes because it's so thorough and posted on an authoritative website. The UX Mapping Methods Compared: A Cheat Sheet is incredibly handy to share with clients who are new to the process. I've even borrowed the structure of some of the information displays to build reports because they are so well designed.
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@Deepak Welcome to IxD! Yeah, that's a really great idea about creating a Google Alert for user experience.
Thanx @Kai Dailey
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Hi Amirreza,

Nice to meet you.
The research site you reder to , is it this one?
https://www.researchgate.net

Thanks,
Nina

Hi Nina, yes this one. Their suggestion system is really useful. they just new articles according to user's skills and researches

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