During this tutorial, Designlab mentor Kieran Black discusses which UX/UI tools you should use in 2020. These are the tools most relevant to today’s UX/UI designers.

This tutorial is perfect for you if you’re interested in getting started in UX/UI design, or if you have prior knowledge of UX/UI design but want to explore these tools further.

Here are some timings in case you want to skip ahead:

  • 3:30 UX/UI design tools of the trade (Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD)
  • 8:40 Looking back at the last 3 years of UX/UI tools usage
  • 19:20 Where UX/UI design tools are going in the future
  • 29:40 What UX/UI designers do now to prepare for the future
  • 34:20 Q&A

Kieran answers these audience questions in the Q&A:

  • Would you recommend learning to code in addition to UX/UI design?
  • Which tool is best for creating animations?
  • Which tool is best for user testing?
  • Do UX/UI designers need to know how to use Adobe Illustrator?
  • If you plan to attend UX Academy, what tools do you recommend learning before?
  • Do you need statistics knowledge as a UX researcher?

Looking to switch into a career in design, or upskill into a new design position? Explore our short courses and our UX Academy.

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Emily Ho


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