The Best Product Design Resources

A list of resources to learn product design that I wish I had when I started out.

The Best Product Design Resources

Last updated on 23 January 2023

The reason for this list

When friends ask me how to get into UX or Product Design, I always send them a list of resources off the top of my head.

There are a couple of problems with that list:

  1. It's not consistent, meaning I sometimes forget to include stuff that I think is helpful
  2. It's not public, so other people can't benefit from it.

That's what motivated this "listicle." The idea is to continue improving it with time β€” Hope you find it helpful.

LinkedIn accounts πŸ’Ό

  • Memorisely – I love their "supafast" short clips with advanced Figma tips
  • theFutur β€” These guys are a quality content powerhouse, so you might as well follow them everywhere
  • Chris Do β€” The best part about following Chris Do on LinkedIn is when he likes or comments on something, it'll pop up in your feed, so he's acting as a top-notch content curator.
  • Hang Xu – Focuses on job hunting and has a superb sense of humor.
  • Romina Kavcic – Insightful posts about design tokens and design strategy

YouTube channels πŸŽ₯

  • Mizko β€” Founder of The Designership Β 
  • theFutur β€” Started by, and featuring Chris Do
  • MDS β€” Fantastic designer you should be following

Books πŸ“˜

  • Designing for People β€” Henry Dreyfuss.
  • Less But Better (Weniger Aber Besser) β€” Dieter Rams. Design boss at Braun during its golden era.
  • The Vignelli Canon β€”Β by Massimo Vignelli. Most famous for designing the NY Metro signs and map.
  • Don't Make Me Think β€” Steve Krug
  • The Design of Everyday Things - Don Norman (also great TED talks)
  • Mobile First β€” Luke W (also great conferences on YouTube)
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow - Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman. It's a bit long. You don't have to read the whole thing, but if you do, it's packed with great insights into how our brain processes external stimuli. In my opinion, it's the best non-design book that a designer can read.
  • UX Pin - almost of them
Do you own an agency? You may want to consider these books as well:
Best Books for UX Agency Owners
This is a collection of books that have had a profound impact on my professional career growing and managing remote UX design teams.

Podcasts πŸŽ™οΈ

  • theFutur Podcast
  • The Design Better Podcast by Invision

Websites πŸ–₯️

Read these instead of doomstrolling on Instagram and TikTok

Online conferences πŸ“£

TBH 100% honest, I rarely invest the time in watching these. I much rather watch the 10 min recap later. However, lots of folks like them. So decide for yourself.

  • Figma Config
  • AWWWARDS
  • Dribbble conference

Contribute to this list πŸ“¨

I want this list to be as helpful as possible.

If there's anything you think I should include, shoot me an email at ed@edorozco.com and I'll add it.

Cheers ✌️

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