A Playlist for Learning Design

Warning: Due to server failure, I lost a lot of the data in here and I'm currently in the process of rebuilding the list, so it might be incomplete in places. Check back for updates.

Update 28 Sep 2016: Thanks to Graham Tyler Wong 👏, I have brought back a large chunk of the links. More to come soon.

Recently, I've been doing a lot of training, consulting and teaching people how to get better at product design. I still believe nothing beats craft and spending enough hours on projects (even side projects) and getting enough feedback from other designers, users and clients to actually get good, but I think this is a good list to expand your knowledge.

Since some of these things here are classics (like Bringhurst's “Elements of Typographic Style”), some will be expanded and some are in the constant state of flux (like prototyping tools and front-end stuff), the plan is to expand and maintain this list as I go. Check the last updated date below to know if you're getting the fresh version.

Last updated: 28th September 2016

Design process

Handling client projects

Personas

Design principles

Working with UI guidelines & style guides

Research

Design sprints

Crafting a value proposition

Emotional design

Content strategy

Graphic design & branding

Designing animation

Typography

Front-end development

HTML / CSS

JavaScript

Responsive web design

General knowledge

iOS

Psychology, economics, behaviour

Podcasts

Entrepreneurship & startups

Important events & conferences