Top 50 UX Influencers to Follow on Twitter

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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

Information Architect at T-Systems Multimedia Solutions who curates information about UX specifically for his Twitter page. Jan also hosts podcasts IATV Radio and Abends in der Kreativwirtschaft.

 

Catriona Shedd

Director of Product Design for @SalesforceIQ. She previously worked for such big names as @Facebook and @Prudential. You can find her UX blog at inspireux.com.

Robert Cialdini

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.

Andrew Kucheriavy

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

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.

Chris Messina

Developer Experience Lead at @Uber and is credited with creating the Twitter #hashtag. He was also a UX Designer behind @GooglePlus and co-founded @BarCamp.

Lynn Hunsaker

CEO of customer experience consulting firm @ClearAction and sister company @MOpartners. Previously, she transformed customer experience @Applied_Blog and @Sonoco_Products.

 

Susan Weinschenk

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.

Stu Collett

Co-founder and Design Director of user experience design consultancy, @SU_Studio. He is also founder @uxjobsboard.

Irene Au

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

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.

 

Trent Walton

One of three co-founders of @Paravelinc as well as subsequent app @godaytrip. He has been working and building for the web for almost 15 years.

Laura Klein

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.

Wilson Miner

Designed and developed with @Facebook, @Rdio, @Everyblock and @Apple. Currently, he is the Director of Digital Design @calsunday.

Ethan Marcotte

An Independent Web Designer who has worked for @people, @NYMag, @sundancefest, and @BostonGlobe. He is also author of Responsive Design: Patterns and Principles (@RWD).

 

Daniel Burka

Design Partner @Gvteam and the former Creative Director of @Digg and TinySpeck (now @SlackHQ). He is also a co-founder of mobile incubator Milk Inc., which was acquired by @Google.

Crystal Ehrlich

UX Designer who has worked for @ATT, @DietCoke, @Microsoft, @MTV and more and has won several awards in the process. She also runs the LA UX Meetup Group @LAUXmeetup.

Tema Frank

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.

Gary Klein

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.

 

Golden Krishna

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.

Jesse James Garrett

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

Independent UI/UX Designer out of Australia who also specializes in front end development. Big name past clients include @CampaignMonitor and @freelancer.

 

Taylor Ling

Writes for androiduiux.com and considers himself a Android/UI/UX/IA/IX Designer. He also works as a @GoogleDevExpert in UX design and designs for @snappymob.

Michal Pasternak

UX Strategist & Designer and advisor @uniqueboard. She was previously the Chief Experience Officer/UX Strategist @hugeinc.

Bill Buxton

Interaction Designer and Principal Researcher @MSFTResearch. Prior to Microsoft, he was Principal of his own boutique design and consulting firm, Buxton Design.

 

Karen McGrane

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.

Nick Finck

Product Design Manager @Facebook as well as former Editor-in-Chief of @digitalweb, which he founded in 1996. He was also founder of Blue Flavor and UXforChange.org

Melissa Douros

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.

 

Jane Pyle

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.

Gerry Gaffney

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.

Paul Boag

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.

Judy Bloch

Senior Vice President of Customer Listening & Engagement for @Citi. Previously, she was a Customer Experience Manager @Sprint.

Robert Fabricant

Co-founder and partner of Dalberg’s @DIG4impact, focusing on human-centered design. Before Dalberg, he was Vice President of Creative for @frogdesign.

Don Norman

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.

Patrick Neeman

Designer and User Experience Leader who runs the UX website, usabilitycounts.com. Past clients include @Microsoft, @eBay, @Disney, @Comcast and @Orbitz.

Alan Cooper

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.

Caroline Jarrett

Runs usability company @Effortmark Ltd. which focuses on optimizing forms and surveys for the web. She co-authored Forms that Work: Designing Web Forms for Usability with @gerrygaffney.

 

Jared M. Spool

Founding Principal of research, training, and consulting firm User Interface Engineering @UIE and has been an authority on UX design across almost 40 years. He is also co-founder @CenterCentre.

Kevin Hoffman

Founder of distributed design network @7headsdesign and former User Experience Director at the design studio, @happycog.

Joshua Porter

Product Designer and Partner @RocketInsights, co-founder of @52weeksofux and writer of the Bokardo blog. He previously served as UX Designer for @HubSpot.

 

Mike Kus

UK-based designer who specializes in web/UI design, graphic design, branding, illustration, and photography. He has worked with @Twitter, @Microsoft, @BeroccaUK and @Mailchimp, to name a few.

Andy Budd

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.

Aarron Walter

Author of Designing for Emotion from @abookapart and VP of Design Education @InVisionApp. He also founded UX practice @MailChimp.

Josh Brewer

Mentor for startup investment group @designerfund. He is the former Principal Designer @Twitter and co-creator of @52weeksofux. He is also the co-founder/CEO @goabstract.

 

Olof Schybergson

Co-founder and CEO of design consultancy firm @Fjord. He also provides design and innovation for @AccentureSocial.

Roman Nurik

Works @Google on @Firebase, focusing on @Android. He also does web design and programming. He has created both Android apps and themes for @GoogleChrome.

Ryan Singer

Works on product strategy @Basecamp. He also publishes articles and talks on UI design and product management on his website, FeltPresence.com.

 

Martin Gurth

Sr. Manager of Customer Experience at @Travelocity, part of the @Expedia family. Martin oversees Travelocity’s Customer Experience Program.

Luke Wroblewski

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.

Khoi Vinh

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.

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