Hi, I’m Josh Wayne and my goal is to help you design better software.
We’ve all used software that’s frustrating, broken, confusing, bloated, or just pointless. And I want to help you avoid that for your apps.
Creating a well designed app is challenging. It’s a balancing act to design software that looks good, serves business goals, does what the user wants, and is easy to use. I want to help cut through the noise to help designers be better at their craft.
Why should you listen to me?
I’ve been working as a UX Designer for over 10 years now. I started my career as a developer before realizing the quality of my code means nothing if people hate using what I make. So when I discovered the world of UX Design, I was hooked. Since then I’ve worked on dozens of projects with Fortune 500 companies, startups, mom and pop shops, and many others.
I created this site as a resource for other people who want to learn how to make badass software and don’t have time to dig through resources that are tossed together to get clicks. It’s the kind of resource I wish I had when I started my career.
The stuff I write about includes:
- Distilling dozens of design books to pull out the gems of wisdom.
- Teaching how design relates to business and vice versa. I believe designers need to know business if they ever want to break out of being a “pixel pusher”.
- Digging through psychology research to teach what’s most useful for designers.
- Doing the research so you don’t have to. We’ve all spent hours researching a design pattern, layout, or simple question about design. I’ve also done that research, but instead of putting it in a deck to never get viewed again, I write about what I find so other designers can learn from the research.
If you want to be a better designer, sign up for my email list below. I’ll send you infrequent emails about what I’m learning, what I’m reading, and ways you can become a better designer.
P.S. If you have a question about design right now and you want my thoughts, just sign up for the email list. Shortly after you sign up, you’ll receive an email from me asking what you’re hoping to learn. Just reply directly to that email and it will go straight into my inbox. I read every email and I’ll help any way I can.