Get Started With UX by Ana Santos

Get Started With UX

Start learning UX for free with my curated curriculum.

Hi! I'm Ana

I'm a UX consultant & educator who's currently focused on the education field.

More than 10 years ago I started my journey as a visual designer and ended up falling in love with UX. 

During my UX journey, I've worked with both start-ups and giant techs such as Google, where I've co-led the Mobile UX initiative in Portugal - pretty exciting, right?

My path towards UX wasn't straightforward so I wanted to help you...

It's not easy being new to a field and having to learn everything from scratch. It's even more difficult when there's so much content, pieces of conflicting information, and you don't have a clue on how to get started!

There's a question I pretty much get every day, whether that's via instagram or email: 

"Ana, how do I get started in UX?"

Since it's impossible to reply to everyone individually, I decided to create this free resource to help those of you who want to start somewhere.

Even if you're transitioning from a discipline that is related to the multidisciplinary field of UX, such as visual design or psychology, you still have a long UX journey ahead of you.

That's why I've created this curated curriculum, with some of my favorite resources to help beginners get started. Enjoy!

What's included?


Intro to the FREE Curriculum
2 mins
Let's Do This Together!
Your First UX Project
UX Books Recommendations
UX Courses Recommendations
Ask Questions, Get a Properly Detailed Answer!
Intro to UX
What is UX?
UX Basics
Other Terms
UX Deliverables
Learning UX
Intro to the Design of Everyday Things
UX Career
How to Start a New Career in UX?
The Ultimate Guide to Understanding UX Roles
UX Generalists or Specialists?
User Experience Careers Report (Nielsen Norman Group)
Building Your First UX Portfolio
UX Job Interviews
The UX Process
User-Centered Design (UCD)
Design Thinking
Design Sprints
Lean UX
Agile UX
User Research
What is User Research?
Types of Research
When to Use Which User-Experience Research Methods
Research Plans
Recruiting Participants for Research
User Interviews
Affinity Diagramming
UX Mapping
Empathy Mapping
User Personas
Defining the Problem
TOOLS: Tools for Data Synthesis & Mapping
Ideation Techniques
7 reasons for sketching in UX design
Idea Selection
Information Architecture (IA)
Beginner's Guide to IA
User Flows & More
Card Sorting
Tree Testing
Low Fidelity vs High Fidelity Prototyping
Low Fidelity Prototyping
TOOLS: Tools for Prototyping
RESOURCES: Prototyping Resources
Usability Evaluation
Usability Evaluation (The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed.)
Usability Inspection Method Summary: Article by Jakob Nielsen
How to Conduct a Heuristic Evaluation (HE)
HE Masterclass (Skillshare)
How to Conduct a Cognitive Walkthrough
Sets of Heuristics and Design Principles
Usability Testing
UX for Business
The ROI of UX
Getting Stakeholder Buy-in


How long do I have access to the free curriculum?

Forever! Once you've enrolled for free, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!

Is this curriculum beginner friendly?

The curriculum structure is aimed at beginners, but each topic is complex and requires you to spend time studying and applying the concepts. 

What if I need to pick your brain?

I offer mentoring, coaching and tutoring services, visit me at if you're interested in becoming my mentee or book a quick chat with me via SuperPeer