If you are looking for the freshest UX inspiration by way of tips, tricks, technique, news updates, advice, or opinions, Twitter is a great place to look. But, like any social media, the best information can get hidden under loads of junk.
Have no fear! We have done the heavy-lifting for you and compiled a list of the top 50 UX influencers to follow on Twitter. With this list, you can easily connect with some of the most influential thought leaders in User Experience to help continue the UX conversation. Happy Tweeting!
— Jan Jursa (@IATV) November 6, 2016
Author of books Influence and PRESuasion and President of Influence at Work. He has been called the “Godfather of Influence,” working with clients such as @Google, @Microsoft, @Cisco, @CocaCola and @Pfizer.
Founder & CEO of top Chicago web design agency @Intechnic and also 9th in the world to receive the @NNgroup title of Master of UX. He is the author of Results On Internet (ROI): Secrets of Successful Business Websites.
Steve Krug is a renown web usability consultant and author of the books Don’t Make Me Think!, now in its third edition, and Rocket Surgery Made Easy.
— Lynn Hunsaker (@clearaction) November 4, 2016
Known as “The Brain Lady” and heads The Team W. She is also author of 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know, 100 MORE Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People and How to Get People to Do Stuff.
Operating Design Partner @khoslaventures. She is the former head of design at @Google, @Yahoo, and @Udacity. She also serves on the Interaction Design Foundation’s board and teaches yoga in her free time.
Scott Jenson is the Project Lead for Physical Web for @GoogleChrome and has over 25 years of experience in design. He formerly acted as UX Director for @Google, Symbian (@AAS), @frogdesign, and @Apple.
When aesthetics trumps discovery…
You get aftermarket hacks like this pic.twitter.com/42pqpVvDvx
— Scott Jenson (@scottjenson) October 15, 2016
Authored UX for Lean Startups and Build Better Products. She is Principal at Users Know where she works with product teams to help them learn from their users and turn those insights into products people love and use.
On popups, and the unintentional biases we design into our websites. https://t.co/glMG8sVjzZ
— Ethan Marcotte (@beep) October 18, 2016
CX, digital marketing, and usability testing pioneer at Frank Reactions. Past clients include @BankofAmerica, @YourAlberta, and ING Direct (now @CapitalOne). She also wrote bestseller, PeopleShock: The Path To Profits When Customers Rule.
Senior Scientist at MacroCognition LLC. who has dedicated his career to understanding how people make decisions through insight. His latest book is titled Seeing What Others Don’t.
Typical instructors try to correct mistakes. The best instructors blend curiosity + cognitive empathy: how did the trainee make the mistake?
— Gary Klein (@KleInsight) August 20, 2016
A celebrated designer and author of best-selling book, The Best Interface Is No Interface. He currently works at @Google on design strategy for the future of Android. Previously he worked in R&D for @Samsung and @Zappos.
Co-founder of experience design consultancy @AdaptivePath who credits himself as a blogger before blogging. He is also author of The Elements of User Experience.
— Adham Dannaway (@AdhamDannaway) August 19, 2016
Interaction Designer and Principal Researcher @MSFTResearch. Prior to Microsoft, he was Principal of his own boutique design and consulting firm, Buxton Design.
In conversation, it occured to me that great design and innovation are a lot like great comedy: dependent on BOTH great content AND timing.
— Bill Buxton (@wasbuxton) September 6, 2016
UX and Content Strategy Expert for web and mobile with over 15 years of experience. She is the founder and managing partner @bondartscience as well as author of Content Strategy For Mobile from @abookapart.
Leads the team responsible for the installation of new features into the @Discover card Website and App. Previously Melissa was responsible for the UI / UX of Web and Systems within collections at Discover.
— Melissa Douros (@MelissaDouros) September 15, 2016
Senior User Experience Designer at @Genentech, focusing on Enterprise iOS app design. She has designed over 20 apps over more than 15 years of experience.
Runs UX consultancy Information & Design. He is also Director of Publications at @UXPA_Int, and former Managing Editor of @uxmag. He co-authored Forms that Work: Designing Web Forms for Usability with @cjforms.
An independent User Experience Strategic Designer who works with both not-for-profit and commercial businesses. Paul Boag is also co-founder of web design agency @headscapeltd and author of Digital Adaptation.
— Paul Boag (@boagworld) March 28, 2015
One of the world’s most famous UX Designers with @NNgroup. He is credited with coining the term “user experience” and is the author of The Design of Everyday Things.
It’s fun to be 80! (@EpicGames)
— Don Norman (@jnd1er) May 14, 2016
Co-founder of design and strategy firm @cooper. He is also the author of About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design and The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity.
“The effectiveness of surveys starts with the quality of the questions.”
Start with a clear aim. Questions follow.
— Caroline Jarrett (@cjforms) October 15, 2016
It’s not that designers need a seat at the table it’s that the customers and their needs have to be represented and designed for.
— Joshua Porter (@bokardo) October 5, 2016
User Experience Designer and CEO of UX design agency @clearleft as well as creator of usability testing app @Silverbackapp, and curator of @dconstruct and @uxlondon events. He is also the author of CSS Mastery.
When you’re having writers block, try sketching. When you’re having trouble with a design, try writing it out instead. #getunblocked
— Josh Brewer (@jbrewer) June 13, 2016
Anybody can endlessly think of ways to improve experiences. The hard part is deciding what matters today at what price. Designers take note.
— Ryan Singer (@rjs) October 24, 2016
Author of Mobile First. He has worked for @Yahoo and @eBay, but also founded Polar Polls, which was acquired by @Google (where he is currently Product Director), and Bagcheck, which was acquired by @Twitter.
Principal Designer @Adobe, Design Chair @Wildcard and co-founder of @Kidpostapp. Formerly, he was co-founder/CEO of Mixel, and Design Director of @nytimes Online. He wrote Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design.