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If you’ve been following the UX Collective for some time, you might know that both Caio Braga and Fabricio Teixeira (our founders and editors) are originally from Brazil. Back in 2005, before being called “UX Collective” and having articles written in English, the blog started as a way for them to share what they were learning as they dove into the journey of learning about Information Architecture, Interaction Design, and whatnot. …


The UX Collective is an ad-free publication built to elevate unheard design voices all over the world.

We‘ve been editing and publishing design-related content for the last 15 years, so we understand it might be hard to know where to start navigating our archive. Here’s a starting point for you. 💙

Our latest picks:

From our archive:


The UX Collective is a publication built to elevate unheard design voices all over the world.

We‘ve been editing and publishing design-related content for the last 15 years, and we understand it might be hard to know where to start navigating our archive. So here’s a starting point for you. 💙

Our latest picks:

From our archive:


Abby Covert, Florence Dario, and Jess Eddy, illustrated by Shreya Damle
Abby Covert, Florence Dario, and Jess Eddy, illustrated by Shreya Damle
Illustrated by Shreya Damle

We’ve recently partnered with talented illustrator Shreya Damle to help bring to life one of our recent series here on the UX Collective.

Leading with Craft is a limited series of articles where we shed a light on stories of designers with successful careers as individual contributors. We have noticed an abundance of resources out there for designers switching careers to management, but a gap for those who want to continue to focus on their craft. …


What we have learned by editing and curating design-related articles for the last 14+years.

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1. Provide references and examples

  • Before you start writing your article, search extensively on our platform and on the web about the topic you are writing about. It’s very likely that someone has written about this topic before, and giving them credit will help you validate your ideas and make your argument stronger.
  • Link to all sources found in your research and used in your article. It’s extremely important to acknowledge and reference all sources, whether it is simply to give credit to the author or to provide a counterargument to one of their thoughts.
  • Use different sources. This is crucial to make your argument valid and to build a solid article, making sure you highlight different perspectives. …


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Medium just announced their new brand, brand positioning, and some really exciting product updates. As an official partner publication, we’re helping them beta test the new publication layout to gather feedback before it is rolled out to everyone.

What you can expect to see on the UX Collective, in a nutshell:

  • A more focused homepage. Less is more. When landing on our homepage, you’re able to start reading our top stories right away.
  • An updated look & feel. Typefaces focused on legibility, and a bolder color palette across all of Medium. …


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Medium has recently updated its rules around the Partner Program to be more transparent with authors on how their stories are being distributed on the platform.

  • New stories published on Medium are now open and accessible to everyone by default. No more paywalls.
  • Writers who are enrolled in the Medium Partner Program will have the option to place their stories behind the metered paywall. If they choose to do so, their stories are eligible to earn money. (Source)
  • Great stories will be distributed across Medium’s channels (website, app, emails) regardless of being member-only or open-for-everyone. …


Common questions about Medium and its Partner Program.

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The UX Collective is a platform that elevates unheard design voices all over the world. One of the channels we use for knowledge sharing is Medium, an online publishing platform that enables anyone to share their thoughts and build a community around ideas.

Below are some common questions around your options as an author when sharing your content on Medium.

What is the Medium Partner Program?

Medium has recently introduced a Partner Program: a way for writers to get paid for their writing. Writers can choose to submit their stories to the Program and, if the story is approved, they will get paid based on how readers are engaging with their articles. …


A collection of links and resources we published in the past years to support with your career in product design

Our favorite projects at the UX Collective are the ones that directly impact our readers, the ones that make Design more open and accessible to anyone who wants to learn, explore, and contribute to the field. This is a big part of our mission.

Here is a short collection of essays, articles, and guides to support you to develop your career, build your portfolio, and become a better designer (hint: there is no magic formula):

If you are getting started: a guide to the UX design career

A free, self-guided class to help you take your first steps into a digital product design career.

With all the great content available online (plus a bit of discipline), we believe you should be able to learn the basics of our profession before investing in cost-prohibitive more formal education and training. …

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