How to get started in UI/UX Design (For Beginners)

At the very first, research what UI and UX design is

UX design is all about the overall feel of the experience, while UI design is all about how the product’s interfaces look and function. UX design is all about identifying and solving user problems UI design is all about creating intuitive, aesthetically-pleasing interactive interfaces.

Learn some basic principles of UI designs

Before jumping into UI/UX design you need to learn some design principles. Learn the psychologial aspects of design: why it can look good and why it can bad. Master the basics of visual design as ( designing buttons, typography, white space, drop shadow, working with color combinations gradients, different kinds of grids layouts etc) 

Some basic principles you should know;
Color, Grid System, Typography, Balance, Contrast

Understand the UX design process

UX design process is an iterative method that helps you continuously improve and polish your designs. In the process, you go through different stages repeatedly while evaluating your designs on each stage.

The design process involves the following six stages;

Understand, Research, Sketch, Design, Implement, Evaluate

Learn the design tools

There are lots of design tools out there, but you don’t need to know all of them.

Here the list of software that you should give it a try:

Adobe Xd  – For interface design & prototyping
Figma – For interface design & collaboration
Sketch – For interface design

Familiar with design rules for each platform

IOS, Android, Windows, macOS platforms have their own design rules and preferences in mobile application design the resolution of each model, status bar, height, navigation bar, icon size, font, color have their rules.

Here the official UI design guidelines by

Apple Developer: https://developer.apple.com/design/human-interface-guidelines
Material Design: https://material.io/design/guidelines-overview

Read design books and blogs everyday

Here the list of some books and blogs

Books

The design of everyday things
The basics of user experience design
UX design process best practices
Elegant web UI design techniques
UX design for startups

Blogs

Uxpin
Ux Collective
Ux Planet
Careerfoundry
XD Ideas

Practice design and take inspirations from other people’s works

Here the list of popular websites for inspiration:

Behance
Dribbble
Muzli
Awwwards
Pinterest

Bonus Tips

Best YouTube channels to learn UI/UX design

Here the list of popular YouTube channels:

The Futur
Mizko
Flux
Graphics Guruji
Design Piolet
Pierluigi
Giglio