About learning UI Design... in two weeks
It just doesn't happen
This is part three of my current adventure: creating my personal webpage.
In my last article, I talked about branding and now... Now it's time for design.
And lo and behold, I took this course.
I knew that (obviously) in two weeks there is NO WAY I can become a UI designer.
Let's get that out of the way: UI (and UX) design it's a different career, and needs, just like development, lots of time to learn, and keep learning.
With that out of the way, I have to say that this course from DesignCourse does a really good job of teaching the fundamentals.
Watching it on Scrimba was fantastic.
Besides the explanations, it has interactive challenges in between, and I found that it's an excellent way of learning.
This article is going to be short because I didn't actually learn UI design in two weeks.
But, I've got to write about something right?
What I found in this time is resources
- DesignCourse on youtube
And his excellent web: link
I already mentioned him in my first article (I'm still saving for it, by the way).
Even his newsletter is packed with actionable information, that can be implemented instead of saying:
Oh, such a cute color theory! /s
I stopped there because I tend to fall into tutorial search hell: searching for hours or days for the perfect tutorial or course instead of, you know, actually doing one.
What I'm doing now it's setting a timer (30' usually) and I search for some courses. Max 5.
When the timer is up, the search is done.
I start for any of them, and I apply my flexibility principle:
There is nothing actionable about it
The course it's not what I expected
The instructor style it's not one I mesh well with
I can abandon it with no guilt attached.
And the important thing for me is that I'm not wasting time on a resource that it's not for me.
This article is going to be a short one I'm afraid, I'm still trying
to find time to do the Scrimba course exercises and train the eye.
I also didn't collect inspiration yet, it's going to happen in the next article.
So this is it folks! The third iteration on this process.
See you in two weeks