Powerful UX Frameworks, Methods, and Tools
Design Thinking Frameworks
IBM Design Thinking. A human-centered framework to solve users' problems at the speed and scale.
Stanford d.school. Journey through a Design Thinking experience and apply it in the real world.
Nielsen Norman Group. Approaching problem solving with a hands-on, user-centric mindset leads to innovation and a competitive advantage.
IBM Research Framework. A framework to drive actionable user insights and build empathy for users.
Design Kit. Human-centered design is a practical, repeatable approach to arriving at innovative solutions.
18F Method Cards. The goto site when working with government clients. A collection of tools to bring human-centered design into any project.
User research tool box. A list of useful UX research links by Kate Towsey.
Design Systems & Patterns
General Design Systems
Apple Human Interface Guidelines (MacOS, iOS, watchOS). UX for Apple solutions.
Google’s Material Design, Icons, and Components. A unified system that combines theory, resources, and tools for crafting digital experiences.
IBM’s Design System branch called Carbon.
Invision’s Design Systems Handbook. InVision presents a framework for building a design system.
Microsoft Design and UI. Fluent UX for Microsoft solutions.
Nathan Curtis explains a design system is a product.
SmashingMagazine released a useful book, Design Systems, by Alla Kholmatova.
Product Design Systems
Firefox released Photon for Firefox products.
Salesforce has their Lightening Design System for salesforce apps.
Shopify has released Polaris for Shopify merchants.
Trello joins the buffet of tools with Nachos.