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User Experience (UX)

Welcome to the User Experience Design Research Page. It is designed to help you get started with user experience research.


elements of user experience


Jesse James Garrett. The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond (2nd Edition).

Call #: TK5105.888.G37 2011

The Elements of User Experience became a vital reference for web and interaction designers the world over and has come to define the core principles of the practice. 

UX research


Nunnally, Brad, and David Farkas. UX Research: Practical Techniques for Designing Better Products. First ed. 2016.

Available online at ProQuest Safari Tech Books Online

This book contains four sections, including a brief introduction to UX research, planning and preparation, facilitating research, and analysis and reporting.

Open Sources

Improving the User Experience - Research-based usability guidelines
UX Magazine - UX Magazine is a free community resource exploring all facets of experience design.
UXmatters - Insights, and inspiration for the user experience community
UX Myths - collects the most frequent user experience misconceptions and explains why they don't hold true.

Other Resources

Journal of usability studies - The Journal of Usability Studies (JUS) is a peer-reviewed, international, online publication dedicated to promote and enhance the practice, research, and education of user experience design and evaluation. 

User Experience Professionals Association - The UXPA International supports people who research, design, and evaluate the user experience (UX) of products and services.

Human Factors; the journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society - Available electronically and print via main library

Ergonomics in Design - Available electronically and print via main library

Design issues (Online) - Available online. Available electronically and print via main library


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