UX Weekly is small newsletter crafted with care.

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What is UX Weekly?

UX Weekly is a small newsletter crafted with a lot of love in beautiful Hanoi, Vietnam.

What’s in UX Weekly?

You’ll get five links each week with the best quality UX writing from around the web. The writing won’t necessarily be new or recent - there is a lot of sleuthing involved. These links range from detailed how-tos, design strategy, community critique, and generally also opinions.

A grab bag of my favorite links? I’m glad you asked!

  1. Towards a New Information Architecture
  2. What I Learned From Building an App for Low-Income Americans
  3. Three Indispensable Game Design Principles
  4. 13 Ways Designers Screw Up Client Presentations
  5. How To Self-Publish a Book on Kickstarter and Get a Six-Figure profit.
  6. The Leaked New York Times Innovation Report is One of the Key Documents of the Media Age
  7. The Birth and Death of JavaScript
  8. Bret Victor’s Links
  9. Our Comrade The Electron
  10. The Future That Everyone Forgot

Have a look at the five most recent newsletters:

How does it work?

It’s fairly simple. You sign up with a $3 fee, and each week I will send you an e-mail with the best content on the web. I spend quite a bit of time looking up content and digging into Internet Archives looking for golden UX articles not many people have uncovered or would take the time to read.

You’ll get about half an hour to forty-five minutes of solid reading material out of the newsletter each week and you’re guaranteed quality stuff. And as a result, you didn’t have to read all of the crap that gets put out there.

And who the hell are you?

I’m Simon. I live and work in Hanoi, Vietnam, build user experiences, and am a fan of rapid prototyping. Like a lot of the subscribers to the mailing list I started as a programmer and gradually migrated to user experience design because problems involving humans are infinitely more complex and important.

The content of the newsletter will be biased towards what I think is important in design and within our field. It will include critiques of current design mindsets and mentality. I actively encourage readers to not be just better designers, but also morally good designers.

You can read my blog for more opinions.

As far as credentials go: I have worked with clients like Adidas, +Citizen, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Intel performing case studies, user research, design strategy, and rapid prototyping models.

Who gets UX Weekly?

UX Weekly started out 2 years ago as a way of keeping user experience designers at a leading UX firm up to date on the most important articles each week. It has evolved to have a readership of over 1,570 readers, from fields as diverse as marketing, mathematics, library sciences, and web development.

Why do you charge for UX Weekly?

It takes a lot of time and effort to read through all of the UX Junk that gets put out there. I charge because picking the best from hundreds of articles published each week is no easy task. UX Weekly is not generated by some program (I’m looking at you Sidebar and DesignerNews). It’s carefully chosen and curated for its readership.

I dislike ads and, let’s be honest, so do you.

If you think that a one time fee of $3 is too much for a distillation of a lot of the bullshit out there, UX Weekly is not the newsletter for you.

Paying for the newsletter means that I will continue to put it out.

I ran a short experiment on paying for UX Weekly. Read more about it here.

Still interested? Subscribe.