A Crash Course in 100 Short Lessons

Whether you want to design apps, websites, or just have an intelligent conversation about design, these quick-and-dirty lessons are for you. Based on the popular UX Crash Course from Joel Marsh’s blog—read over a million times—this book follows the real-life UX process from start-to-finish, so you can apply the skills as you learn. It is also perfect for managers, programmers, salespeople, and marketers who want to know more about designing digital products and services.

Lessons include:

  • Fundamentals of UX design, no experience necessary
  • Researching the weird and wonderful things users do
  • The process and science of making anything user-friendly
  • Using size, color, and layout to help and influence users
  • Planning and making wireframes
  • Making your designs feel engaging and persuasive
  • Measuring how your design works in the real world
  • What does a UX designer do all day?

Joel Marsh

oel Marsh has over a decade of experience as a professional designer, with clients that include global brands, like Absolut Vodka, McDonald’s, Samsung, and Volvo. He has also been a freelance designer and has worked at successful startups like Stardoll, Piczo, and Trustpilot. In 2006, Joel relocated to Sweden to join the premiere digital design community there. Joel blogs at The Hipper Element, which includes his UX Crash Course, which has garnered over 400,000 visitors and is the basis for this book. You can also find him on Twitter @JoelMarsh.