Coder for the People

How Much Code Should a UX Person Know?

I spoke on a panel at UCLA week before last and got an email today from John Anzelc asking:

My somewhat expanded response follows — books and websites are linked where appropriate.

Every career is a collection of skills. The deeper and broader your base of skills, the more you can accomplish and the higher level you can work at. At this particular moment of history, I’d say that a designer who wants to work on web and software products today should know at least:




I’m sure there’s more. If anybody reading this has something to add in the comments, I’ll fold it into the main post. Good luck, and keep learning!

Disclaimer: I’m not promising you a job, don’t claim I did, but it would really improve your chances to do so.

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