Who is the best UX/UI designer in the world?

A Selection of UX Designers, their works, some resource, some inspiration , some tip.

Andy Budd
Andy Budd is user experience leader at UX design agency Clearleft (@clearleft) and creator of a great usability testing application called Silverback (@Silverbackapp).

Liz Danzico
Liz Danzico has worked for many leading companies, including holding the role of director of experience strategy for AIGA for a time.

Aarron Walter
Author of Designing for Emotion and director of user experience for The Rocket Science Group, Aarron Walter's Twitter feed is full of helpful insights and design inspiration. He also follows and supports fellow designers and regularly retweets useful and relevant information.
The Rocket Science Group creates tools—web and mobile apps—that connect you with fans, keep you safe, and generally make your life easier.

Jared M Spool
As founding principal of User Interface Engineering and with more than 15 years experience in his field, Jared M Spool is a highly recognised authority on user interface design.

Joshua Porter
Joshua Porter is a busy guy as director of UX at Hubspot, co-founder of 52 weeks of UX and writer of the Bokardo Blog.

Jesse James Garrett
Working with the web since 1995, Garrett has a wealth of experience in interface design and development, much of which he shares through his Twitter feed.
“Adaptive Path is a team of designers focused on the capabilities of human-centered approaches to improve products, services, and systems. After 14 years as a consultancy, we’ve launched AdaptivePath.org: a space to share our ideas and tools, keep a dialogue going with the design world, and partner with socially responsible groups to use design for the good of humankind.“

Whitney Hess
Whitney Hess is an independent user experience strategist. She runs a regular blog on the subject, Pleasure and Pain
“When you practice UX every day, you:
- Build empathy with your colleagues;
- Better meet your customers’ needs;
- Become more strategic in your approach;
- Make more informed design decisions;
- Resolve conflicts with greater ease;
- Love your work and value your contribution.

Stu Collett
Super User Studio drives businesses forward by designing digital products & services that put people first.
“We simplify the complex through an approach that balances strategy with pragmatism”
“We help our clients achieve digital excellence.”
“Enterprise UX: Driving growth in uptake of pensions & reducing operational costs”
“UX & Digital Branding: Enhancing an iconic brand for a unique experience for film fans”
“We believe that by simplifying the products & services around us, we can free-up more time to really enjoy life.“
“Super User Studio is more than your average web design consultancy. We’re a user experience design consultancy with an eager team of usability consultants, information architects, visual and interaction designers, producers and project managers.”

Kevin Hoffman
“What’s happening? We’re launching websites, publishing articles, giving presentations, and building creative communities. Here are some of the things you should know about.”

Michal Pasternak
We create experiences that transform brands, grow businesses and make people’s lives better.
As the industry’s first user-centric design agency, Huge has always been guided by a relentless focus on user needs. We enable new user behaviors with relevant, useful and engaging design that drives growth for businesses and impacts people’s lives.
“Digital devices and platforms augment our ability to think, perceive and make decisions — and Huge was founded on the idea that great design can change the way consumers and brands interact with each other. We were the first agency to deliver user experience to the marketplace, and we lead the industry in breakthroughs in UX design. With more experience in user-centric design and strategy than anyone else in the industry, we create experiences that deliver measurable value to users and to businesses.”

Karen McGrane
“I’m a content strategist and user experience designer with 15 years of experience making big, complicated websites. Currently I'm Managing Partner of Bond Art + Science, formerly VP and National Lead for User Experience at Razorfish. I teach Design Management in the Interaction Design program at SVA.
My book, Content Strategy for Mobile, was published by A Book Apart.”

Kristina Halvorson
“Imagine a world where your content just works. It’s clear, consistent, useful, and usable. You know what you have, what you need, and why. Your audience is delighted. Your business reaps the benefits. Your process is efficient. And you’re happy.”

Paul Boag
We create great customer experiences through organisation-changing digital strategy, crafted UX design and data-driven research.
“This week on the Boagworld show we are joined by Jason Pamental to discuss how the shape of our organisations impacts the users experience.”

Robert Fabricant
frog is a global design and strategy firm. We transform businesses at scale by creating systems of brand, product and service that deliver a distinctly better experience. We strive to touch hearts and move markets. Our passion is to transform ideas into realities. We partner with clients to anticipate the future, evolve organizations and advance the human experience.


Grand Prize
Veryday: Arlanda Departure Sequencing Tool, Best UX at Simplifying Complex UX Challenges

Gold Prize
SAP: BILT: Assembly Made Easy, Best UX for Integrated Physical-Digital Solutions
BILT: Assembly Made Easy Product Image

Gold Prize
Made by Many: Hackaball, Most Engaging UX for Digital Education

Gold Prize
Method: Henri: Creating Languages for Objects, Best UX for Non-Screen Interactions

Silver Prize
The Village of Useful: My Big Tomorrow Silver Prize, Most Inspirational UX for Educational Advancement

Silver Prize
NailSnaps: Turn Photos into Custom Nail Art Silver Prize, Most Fun and Creative UX-Driven Product

Silver Prize
Work & Co.: A Reimagined Digital Platform for the Metropolitan Opera, Best Digital Brand Expression

25 Best UX Design Tutorials You Have to Watch

Here, Geraud de Laval clearly defines what UX is. What makes it more interesting is that, in this presentation, he discusses the UX concept by comparing it to a car.

Small presentation to explain how UX and UI are not the same.

Andi Galpern encourages web designers to come up with a design that would be easy to use as if they were designing for their moms who are not tech-savvy. This video tutorial points out that a great user experience should be for everybody and is easy to navigate, whether one is tech-savvy or not.

A Workshop on how ot teach UX design, based on a one day workshop model.

What’s New in Photoshop for Web, UI/UX, and App Design by Adobe Photoshop
“If you are still undecided whether you should go for Sketch or remain loyal to Photoshop, this tutorial will surely help you arrive at a decision. The 2015 release of Photoshop CC has many impressive features for web, UI/UX, and app design.
One of its new features, Artboards, allows you to come up with numerous layouts in a single Photoshop document. On the other hand, Device Preview enables you to preview your design in real time on any iOS device. Adobe Evangelist Paul Trani will surely leave you in the know of the latest from this version of Photoshop.”
The 2015 release of Photoshop CC has a ton of great new features for web, UI/UX, and app design. New features include Artboards that allow you to create multiple layouts in one Photoshop document, Device Preview which enables you to preview your Photoshop design in real time on an iOS device, new export options, the ability to add multiple instances of layer styles, and so much more. Don’t miss the new Linked Assets in Creative Cloud Libraries where when a change is made to an asset, you and your team members have the option of updating it across any Photoshop, Illustrator or lnDesign projects where it's used. Adobe Evangelist, Paul Trani, gives a rundown of these features and more, all starting from a layout created on a mobile device.

The Three Ways that Good Design Makes You Happy by Don Norman
In this talk from 2003, design critic Don Norman turns his incisive eye toward beauty, fun, pleasure and emotion, as he looks at design that makes people happy. He names the three emotional cues that a well-designed product must hit to succeed.

The Best User Experience Design Links of 2015
Here’s a look at the year in user experience design with the best UX links for 2015:

1. Observe What People Create
2. Design For Mobile First
3. Fuel Your Design With Empathy
4. You Can’t Design Experiences
5. Your Baby Might Be Ugly
6. Test Your Design As Early As Possible
7. Study The Human Mind
8. Design To Make Life Better
9. Design For Scanning

Who is the best UX/UI designer in the world?
Mike Matas (mikematas.com) - Currently works for Facebook (most notably did the new photo view) and before that Pop Press (who did the iPad book for Al Gore) and Apple and did most of the original apps for the first iPad.
Runner ups are:
Bret Victor (Bret Victor, beast of burden) - Also worked for Apple. Delivers great keynote speeches that are all worth checking out. Has great and accurate visions for the future of the web.
Nicholas Fletron (Nicholas Felton | Feltron.com) - Most known for his Fletron reports. Currently works for Facebook and is credited to the one that created the timeline.


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