Previous Educational Resources

Educational Resources from previous months can be found here! If you didn't get around to checking out everything we offered one month or simply want to review it again, previous months' resources will be kept here.

January 2024 - What makes a great case study?

September 2023 - Personas

August 2023 - Service Blueprints

Summer 2023 - Strategy: Past Ed. Resources - Summer 2023

February 2023 - Case Studies: Past Ed. Resources - February 2023

January 2023 - Ethics:  Past Ed. Resources - January 2023

Fall 2022 - Mobile Design:  Past Ed. Resources - Fall 2022

July 2022 - UX Strategy: Past Ed. Resources - July 2022

Spring 2022 - AccessibilityPast Ed. Resources - Spring 2022

February 2022 - UX Research: Past Ed. Resources - Feb. 2022

Winter 2022 - Resumes and Portfolios: Past Ed. Resources - Winter 2022

November 2021 - World Usability Day 2021: Past Ed. Resources - November 2021

October 2021 - Grab Bag: Past Ed. Resources - October 2021

September 2021 - Design Systems: Past Ed. Resources - September 2021

July/August: Content is UX

Content strategy, UX writing, and the role of words and visual content cannot be understated when it comes to delivering a great user experience. This month, we take a look at some of the best work around content in the UX space.

What Does a Content Strategist Do? by Kristina Halvorson

UX Writing and Content Strategy by Bridgette Hernandez

Good content is good UX by Allison Biesboer

What Does a UX Writer Actually Do? by Yuval Keshtcher

7 Best Practices for Using Imagery on Your Website by Sarah Seward

Measure and Improve UX content by Aaron Sagray (talk by Torrey Podmajersky)

InVision Design Talks - Bridging the gap between UX, design, and content with Lauren Pope

UX Case Study | Content-first approach exceeds expectations

Become a UX Content Designer, with Andy Welfle from Adobe by Design Career Network

33 // Jordan Craig, Twitter // Scaling Content at Twitter by The Content Strategy Podcast

#231 Writing is designing by UXPodcast

June: Pride

This month, we are celebrating Pride with reading and videos related to the LGBTQ+ experience. Though a short list of articles and videos couldn't possibly do justice to the LGBTQ+ experience, we've tried to curate a diverse set of resources here to help amplify the voices and experiences of our LGBTQ+ friends and colleagues.

How to make an LGBTQ+ inclusive survey by Mei Ke

Gender-inclusive product design by Moran Yossef

A 10-step guide to queer UX by Roniece Ricardo


What it's like to be an LGBT Female Leader in Tech by SHECANCODE

Pride 2020: the role of design in the LGBTQ community by Molly Long

Queer Design Club

Designing for the LGBTQ Community by Chelsea Hostetter

Access to tech jobs: Barriers & Opportunities by Anna Lytical (from QueerTech 2019)

Note: Anna's entire YouTube channel is full of tremendous videos related to coding, UX, and the queer experience within software design and development. You can check it out here:

May: Inclusive UX Design

On May 13, UXPA-MN welcomes Joelle Allen, Chief Inclusion Strategist at Interaction Traction, Inc. and Director of Client Engagement at kpCompanies to talk us through anti-racist hiring practices and how to find and retain diverse talent.

To coincide with Joelle's virtual visit, we have curated a number of resources related to diversity, inclusion, and allyship within the UX discipline. This is by no means intended to be a comprehensive list of resources on this topic. We recognize that being a good ally and designing for all types of users is a complex, integral part of our work and there are countless voices in the community from whom we can learn. Please do not hesitate to reach out with additional works on this topic that you think would benefit our community.

Designing for diversity by Daniel Jenkins and Lisa Baker

Don't Drink the Kool-aid: Why Apple's New Approach to Diversity and Inclusion is Deeply Problematic by Vivanne Castillo

Designing Ourselves: Identity, Bias, Empathy, and Game Design by Dr. Karen Schreier

8 Best Practices for Designing Infographics for Diversity and Inclusion by Lydia Hooper

Inclusive Design is a Welcome Mat by nngroup

Product Inclusion for More Inclusive Design by UXPA International

Accessibility and Inlusive UX Design with Alexis Lucio by Hello, I'm Alexa

Screaming in the Silence: How to be an ally, not a savior by Graciela Mohamedi

Leading With Empathy & Allyship by Melinda Briana Epler

This entire podcast series is a phenomenal listen, though if you want to focus on strictly design concepts, the April 5, 2021 episode titled "Designing for Intersectional Inclusion with Frieda McAlear" is a great place to start.

April: Information Architecture

April is National Records and Information Management Month in the United States and although it primarily exists as a means to encourage sound record-keeping for individuals and businesses, it is an opportunity for those of us responsible for designing, researching, and developing user experiences to focus on how we can organize information in the most intuitive way for our users. I hope that these resources related to Information Architecture in UX Design help give you new ways of thinking about how you can help users better manage the informational load within the experiences that you're helping to build.

Information Architecture. Basics for Designers. by tubik (UX Planet)

The Beginner's Guide to Information Architecture in UX by Nick Babich (Adobe)

Designing More Efficient Forms by Nick Babich (UX Planet)

Card Sorting: Uncover Users' Mental Models for Better Information Architecture by Katie Sherwin (nn group)

A Beginner's Guide to Information Architecture by Career Foundry

Understanding Information Architecture - Dan Klyn and Shari Thurow at UXPA 2013 by UXPA International

Chris How - Digital Experiences and Information Architecture by Usabilla

Footers are Underrated by NNgroup

#169 Reintroduction to Information Architecture with Donna Spencer by UX Podcast

10 // Abby Covert, Etsy // Information Architecture and Content Strategy by The Content Strategy Podcast

Web Design Strategy and Information Architecture by coursera

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