To the uninitiated, UX design can seem like an intimidating field. The sheer number of topics it touches is mind-boggling: there’s interaction design (the psychology of motion and feedback), design thinking (an iterative, empathy-based problem-solving process), and usability (how easily a product can be used), just to name a few. Nevertheless, that’s also what makes the field so fascinating to so many people. That’s why we, at the Interaction Design Foundation, put together this ebook. In nine highly readable chapters, we’ll cover a wide range of topics that everyone starting out in UX design should know. Each chapter acts as a mini crash course, introducing key concepts, best practices, and guidelines. At the end of each chapter, we’ll summarize the key learning points in a section called “The Take Away”.