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7 of the Best Email Newsletters for UX/UI Designers, Product Managers and Developers in 2017

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A collection of UX design newsletters and websites recommended for designers, product managers and developers

Good design comes from the daily accumulation of unexpected inspiration. For designers who want to continue enriching their design knowledge, the newsletters containing rich updates and content can provide them an excellent way to get inspired. In this article, I have rounded up 7 top email newsletters for designers, product managers as well as developers, hoping to bring you the design concepts of resonance and therefore enable you to find your own unique inspiration.


MockPlus Blog


MockPlus is a brand-new tool that focuses on providing users with the most easy-to-follow and operate prototyping design tool. Their team have been updating weekly newsletters which mainly feature in product design related news, blogs and resources as well. They are rich in content and informative. It's at your option to subscribe its newsletter located on the upper-right corner of blog page, or the RSS fedd displayed on the bottom-right corner on that page.


Recommended reasons:

1. Professional prototyping tool provider, with more than 400,000+ active users as of now;


2. More than 1,000 + original and high-quality article, writing from users' standpoint in regards to the concept and effective approach of design;


3. Articles updated on a regular and frequent basis, mostly 7 to 8 posts one week.

Interaction Design Foundation


Originally established in 2002 in Denmark, the Interaction Design Foundation is a non-profit educational organization devoted to leveraging the level of global design education.



Recommended reasons:

1.The weekly-updated newsletter will bring you expert tips from the field so as to get your creative juices flowing during the ideation stage.

2.All of the members (if you decide to become one) can take all UX online courses led and graded by instructors for free, with no additional fees and limits. It's a great place to seek career help.They also have lots of free educational resources which are completely free to access without being a member.


3.By collaborating with top universities and companies, they have their grown global community to reach as many as 475 local groups across 84 countries.


4.There is an exclusive 3-month's off the first year membership for newly-registered members now. Go ahead and get inspired together!

The UX Notebook

The education of a designer is never over, and the UX notebook can render you the best UX links, lessons, case studies as well as tips delivered to your inbox by UX designer - Sarah Doody. It's a free UX newsletter, and you can sign up for free to get the best UX insights every Friday.



Recommended reasons:



1. There will be a practical story in Sarah's weekly note to help you think like a designer.


2. Those curated articles will provoke your inspirations and insights for design process & practice.


3. A simple UX lesson or design principle will be learnt in the length of a tweet, time-efficient.


4. Full of triggers to prompt the talking, thinking and creating within your team.


Smashing Magazine


Smashing Magazine is a comprehensive collection of selected articles, including Design, Coding, Mobile, WordPress, etc. Its overall quality is pretty high, having gained the continued attention of UX designers and practitioners.


Recommended reasons:

1. The inclusive of DESIGN, MOBILE and UX DESIGN tags are great for designers to keep current on the latest trends;


2. The overall quality of the article is of high quality, long but very systematic;


3. Over 1,100,000, active subscribers, with elaborative and professional reply underneath each article;


4. There are about 1,700 original articles and 890 authors who have many years of industry experience.

UX Booth Weekly


UX booth is an online magazine for UX workers, covering not only interactive design, design research, visual design, but also business strategy, content strategy, etc. They will roll out the latest articles on the newsletter, along with the hand-picked Internet resources from website editors.


Recommended reasons:


1. The articles are of high quality, logical and systemic. The mainly recommended 3 blocks are Interaction Design, Accessibility as well as Visual Design;


2. Providing high-quality and trendy news and information regarding design;


3. Having more than 31,543 subscribers, this website has over 120 authors who are experienced and noteworthy in the field.

Inside Intercom Blog


In Intercom's blog, their designers will share the hands-on experience and thinking while in the design process of Intercom, in a vivid and vision-friendly way.


Recommended reasons:

1. Delicate layout and beautiful in design;


2. As many designers share design thinking and experience, this will promote communication amongest different style designers and fields.


Web Designer Depot


The most attractive part of Web Designer Depot lies in its excellent visual design. Through the continued attention to the site, I've found the content of this website is novel enough for visual designers to keep continued focus.


Recommended reasons:


1. The weekly-selected high quality articles of the Internet will be added to "Our favorite tweets of the week" section;


2. In the "Comics of the week" block, theere are always professional and interesting cartoons produced by cartoonists. It's updated on weekly basis and does a great way to get inspired;

3. Over 90,777 active subscribers for now.


Lukew' Blog


Lukew is a veteran user experience expert and also the founder of several companies. Currently, he serves as Google's product director, Yahoo's chief designer and ebay user interface designer as well as NCSA's senior interface designer. The first impression of Lukew's blog is simple, but yet a sense of design.


Recommended reasons:


1. 18 years of design experience, 1690 articles, 3 very popular books, especially the Mobile First and Web Form Design books are highly recommended;


2. Articles are updated and shared frequently, keeping an average of 10 posts per month;


3. The article is pretty professional, very suitable for designers who have advanced learning needs.

DesignModo


DesignModo mainly provides designers and developers with rich boutique resources, covering Web Design, Web Development, Tips, Tutorials, as well as design inspiration, etc. They are in clear structure and faciliate designers selecting the content in need to read.


Recommended reasons:


1. The article focuses on the design trends and latest news. The Inspiration tags are particularly new in content;

2. In the Resource section, a large amount of useful but tiny tools are introduced there;


3. Very suitable for designers full of ideas and talents to share their personal works.

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