21 UX Experts to Follow
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!
I'll be talking about UX Strategy at Product Austin this evening. Join me there? https://t.co/EqHokvMNrI
— Jared Spool (@jmspool) June 9, 2015
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!
Things you should know about user research if you’re doing discovery for your project. https://t.co/aRUbgAQasy
— Leisa Reichelt (@leisa) May 27, 2015
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.
Once in a blue moon somebody nails a topic. Leisa Reichelt of the GDS said it all here. https://t.co/JqBmRi3ofV
— Steve Krug (@skrug) May 28, 2015
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.
It's amazing how many people type their full name into the first name field.
— Whitney Hess (@whitneyhess) May 18, 2015
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!
Continue to the next page.
Subscribe to the UX newsletter
Get the best UX newsletter, full of handpicked articles, resources and ideas delivered right to your inbox every second week.