21 UX Experts to Follow

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Are you looking for great insights, well-researched articles or some inspiration in the realm of UX, then Twitter is a great tool. Of course, finding the right people to follow can be somewhat cumbersome. That is why I curated a list of 21 UX experts who inspire me and keep me up to date with the latest UX news!

Jared M. Spool

Who. Jared Spool is a software developer and programmer, a researcher, speaker and an expert in conducting usability evaluations and low-fidelity prototyping techniques. He founded User Interface Engineering in 1988, which is a leading research, training and consulting firm specializing in web site and product usability.

Why. Simple: A great mind and the founder of the largest usability research organization in the world. On top of that, his tweets are always interesting and darn pretty amusing!

Leisa Reichelt

Who. Leisa Reichelt is the Head of User Research at the Government Digital Service in the Cabinet Office. She leads a team of great researchers who work in agile, multidisciplinary digital teams to help continuously connect the people who design products with the people who will use them and support experimentation and ongoing learning in product design.

Why. Her presentation at the Mind the Product meetup, which was about changing the organisational behavior in order to improve products, was very impressive! So are her articles and Tweets!

Steve Krug

Who. Steve Krug is an information architect and user experience professional and is best known for his book “Don’t Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability” about human-computer interaction and web usability.

Why. His books and tweets are based on the 20+ years he’s spent as a usability consultant for a wide variety of clients like Apple, Bloomberg.com, Lexus.com, NPR, and many others.

Whitney Hess

Who. Whitney Hess is a coach, writer and speaker helping people bring their whole selves to their work. Her life’s mission is to put humanity back into business. For the last decade, she has coached hundreds of companies on how to make their products easier and more pleasurable to use, boost the bottom line, and do work they love.

Why. I still remember her article about her career switch and journey to self-discovery, which was published many years ago. She writes with a great heart and has inspired me and countless others.

Russ Unger

Who. Russ Unger is a User Experience professional in the Chicago area where he leads design and research projects and teams. He is coauthor of the books “A Project Guide to UX Design“, “Designing the Conversation“, and “Speaker Camp” and is also working on a book on guerrilla design and research methods due out well, sometime.

Why. A good mix of tweets and retweets, both about his personal as his professional life. Russ Unger’s tweets are protected, so you will need to ask his approval to follow him. Well worth it!


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Paul Olyslager

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  1. cubeover says

    It is amazing that LinkedIn drags me out to the AppStore to get their app when all I want to do is open a URL from the email it sent me.

  2. Ow, I see. I read the story on Linkedin and wanted to read the entire article. One of the things that drives me bonkers as well! I hope you liked the article though.

  3. dopamino says

    Hi Paul. Thanks for sharing this list is awesome!

  4. Amarillisz Blanka says

    Very good list. About the same I would have made. Maybe @wszp should be there (UX Director at EU’s largest research platform and blogging at: http://kaizen-ux.com/ )

  5. Very useful list to follow – thanks for sharing

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