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The five minute UX curriculum

If you put these five simple lessons into practice, you’re guaranteed to be a good UX designer.

1. Learn like a beginner

Whether you’ve been a UX designer for one year or one hundred, always assume there’s more to learn. Learn about what your colleagues do, and other fields related to design. A beginner’s mindset also means you’re more humble.

2. Surround yourself with good design

Looking at good design helps you to find your own style. Pulling good design apart helps you to understand how it was created. When you’ve run out of ideas, a catalogue of good design inspires you.

3. Explore fully

When you research, don’t stop until you understand the problem. When you need a solution, come up with as many ideas as possible. Once you’ve chosen a direction, iterate on it until it’s right.

4. Be prolific

Make as much as you can. Endless practice is a good way to improve yourself because quantity leads to quality.

5. Share your work

Show your work to your colleagues and your community, and ask what they think. The feedback will help you improve, and the exposure will help grow your network.