Chelsea Bullock
UX Designer


UX Links for Scholarly Beginners

Upon request, I've compiled this list of readings and resources that I found useful* in my professional transition from academia to UX. I have not (yet) authored any of these resources, and each link takes you directly the content with full attribution for the creator(s).

Last updated: 5 November 2017


Coursera HCI course by UC San Diego ($)

IDEO's Insights for Innovation Course ($$$)

Sarah Doody's YouTube Series



Reframing Academic Experience for Industry

FAQ for Social Scientists Interested in Tech

Lessons Learned about Transitioning from Academia to Industry

Beginner's Guide to UX Research

UX Resources for Beginners

The Beginning of UX Beginner

Getting Started in UX Design

What Is User Research?

Understanding How User Experience Designers Think And Work

6 Key Ways Design Thinkers Approach Problems

Lessons In Design Research From An Unlikely Source: Poetry

What I've Learned as a UX Interviewer

Finding a UX Job: Farming vs. Hunting



IBM's UX/Design Research

A Facebook Product Design VP's Medium Blog

User Research from 3M's Perspective


PODCASTS (Design, Business, Social Science, Working Life, etc.)



Design Details


Game Plan

Hidden Brain

Hurry Slowly


UX Blog

This is Product Management

True North

UX Strategy

How to Make a UX Designer (episode)



Universal Methods of Design: 100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solutions

Trillions: Thriving in the Emerging Information Ecology

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

UX Strategy: How to Devise Innovative Digital Products that People Want

Calm Technology: Principles and Patterns for Non-Intrusive Design

The Design of Everyday Things

The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web

The UX Careers Handbook

So What Are You Going to Do with That?

*or discovered later on but would have found useful