Did you know that every 1 dollar invested in UX produces between 2 and 100 dollars in returns?
Industry leaders are quickly turning to these user experience experts to help them navigate through this digital age of revolution.
These experts are shaping the world as we know it. As consumers have more and more options available to them, it is important to remember to keep the focus on the user.
If you are wondering where to start with UX, look no further. Here is a list of the top 10 UX influencers that are active on social media to help get you started!
1. Patrick Neeman
Patrick Neeman is currently the Senior Director of User Experience at Icertis. Patrick was formerly the Director of Product Design at Apptio and Director of User Experience at Jobvite.
Patrick is very active on social media posting tips and tricks for UX professionals and people looking to get involved.
You can find Patrick Neeman on social media at:
- Twitter – twitter.com/@usabilitycounts
- Facebook – facebook.com/patricklneeman
- LinkedIn – linkedin.com/in/patrick-neeman-ux
- Medium – medium.com/@usabilitycounts
2. Julie Zhuo
Julie Zhuo was formerly the Vice President of Design at Facebook. Julie was the first intern for Facebook back in 2006 and became a manager at age 25. She studied computer science at Stanford University.
Julie is also an author, who wrote The Making of A Manager: What to do When Everyone Looks at You. She is also very active on social media. She also has a weekly newsletter for anyone interested in that focuses on three parts: Product and Design, Leadership and Team, and Personal Growth.
You can find Julie Zhou on Social media at:
3. Bill Buxton
Bill Buxton is an interaction designer and researcher. He is currently a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research. He is credited as one of the first leaders in computer interaction.
Bill has written many books including Readings in Human-Computer Interaction: Toward the Year 2000, Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and The Right Design and also Watch out for the Bicycles.
In 2001, Bill was named a top 10 influential innovator in Hollywood. He is also previously head of his consulting firm named Buxton Design
You can find Bill Buxton on social media at:
4. Katie Dill
Katie Dill is the former Director of Experience Design at Airbnb and was also a Creative Director at Frog Design. She helped grow Airbnb from a basic home-booking app to a user-eccentric vacation rental planner.
Katie graduated with her B.S in Industrial Design from the Art Center College of Design. She also taught at California College of Arts focusing on Interaction and Industrial Design.
Katie now works as Vice President of Design at Lyft, where she is helping grow another startup app with a consumer focus.
Katie is very active on social media and can be found at:
- Twitter – twitter.com/lil_dill
- LinkedIn –linkedin.com/in/katie-dill
- Instagram –instagram.com/lil_dilly
- Medium – medium.com/@katiemdill
5. Luke Wroblewski
Luke Wroblewski is a Digital Product Designer and the current Product Director at Google. Luke is credited with being one of the most influential people when it comes to User Experience. He is best known for his mobile-first concept, designs your website for the smallest screen first, then for the larger screens.
Luke previously worked at Yahoo and eBay in User Design. He is also the author of three books on web design: Mobile First, Site Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability, and Web Form Design. Luke has also hosted many presentations across the globe and written many articles on the subject.
You can find Luke on social media at:
- Twitter – twitter.com/lukew
- LinkedIn – linkedin.com/in/lukew
- Medium – medium.com/@lukew
- Facebook – facebook.com/lukewroblewski
6. Don Norman
Don Norman is a researcher, author, and professor. He currently is the Director of The Design Lab at the University of California. Don attended the Massachusetts Insitute of Technology and also the University of Pennsylvania.
Don is the author of many books on design. Some of his more popular books are:
- The Design of Everyday Things
- Emotional Design
- and The Invisible Computer
Don can be found on social media at:
7. Laura Klein
Laura Klein is very active on twitter and the author of Build Better Products and UX for Lean Startups. She also hosts a podcast called “What is Wrong with UX.” Laura attended Stanford University.
Laura has over 20 years of experience in the tech industry and helps startups with customer development and user research.
You can find Laura Klein on social media at:
- Twitter – twitter.com/lauraklein
- LinkedIn – linkedin.com/in/lauraklein2
- Medium – medium.com/@lauraklein
8. Daniel Burka
Daniel Burka is the former Creative Director for Digg, which brings interesting news into one, easy experience. Daniel was formerly a design partner at Google Ventures. Today, Daniel is part of the Resolve to Save Lives, to support large scale hypertension control programs.
Daniel has been at the forefronts of Web Design ever since he started. He has co-founded multiple companies like Silverorange and Pownce, which was later sold to Six Apart.
You can find Daniel on social media at:
9. Scott Belsky
Scott Belsky is an entrepreneur, author, and investor. Scott received his MBA from Harvard Business School. He is currently Chief Product Officer of Adobe and Executive Vice President of Creative Cloud.
Scott is the author of two books Making Ideas Happen and The Messy Middle. He has invested in many companies including Uber, Pinterest, Carta, and Cheddar.
Scott was named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company.
You can find Scott on social media at:
- Twitter – twitter.com/scottbelsky
- LinkedIn – linkedin.com/in/scottbelsky
- Medium – medium.com/@scottbelsky
10. Fabricio Teixeira
Fabricio Teixeira is a Design Director at Work & Co and founder of UX Collective. Fabricio has worked 15 years in digital design creating products for companies including Google, Samsung, and Mailchimp.
Fabricio is very active on social media and you can find him at:
- Twitter – twitter.com/fabriciot
- LinkedIn – linkedin.com/in/fabricioteixeira/
- Medium – medium.com/@fabriciot
UX Influencers on Social Media
Following these 10 UX Influencers on social media will help you learn more about User Experience and give you some great connections in the field. Whether you are just starting your UX career or have been doing it for many years, these influencers will help give you tips and tricks of the trade.