UX Resource Map by Ryu Sakai

A must-have guide for a beginner to understand a UX resource landscape, and figure out your path to become a UX designer!

UX Resource Map

A high-level overview of UX educational resources currently available for aspiring to-be-UX designers including top college programs, bootcamps, books, online resources and more. It also shows you example journey paths of how people became UX designers.
A comprehensive resource guide. 41 page total. Now v.1.3 available!

Table of contents

  • Welcome
  • Chart 1: UX resource map - cost vs. time
  • Chart 2: UX resource map - cost vs. structured information
  • Chart 3: UX resource map - cost vs. comprehensiveness
  • Chart 4: UX resource map - cost vs. practicality
  • Chart 5: UX resource map - cost vs. pace
  • Chart 6: UX resource map - cost vs. collaboration opportunity
  • Chart 7: Best UX colleges in the U.S. - cost vs. time
  • Best UX colleges in the U.S. - list
  • Chart 8: Bootcamps / online courses in North America - cost vs. time
  • Bootcamps and online courses in North America - list
  • UX related books
  • Free online UX resources
  • UX online forums/communities
  • UX designer's journey - college path
  • UX designer's journey - bootcamp path
  • UX designer's journey - self-taught path
  • UX designer's journey is a continuous learning!
  • Great UX designer's traits

What's included

UX resource map_v1.3.pdf
1.64 MB


The UX Resource Map is something that will remain handy long after the course is completed. A truly valuable tool that can also be used to help create awareness around UX with its amazing listing of various relevant resources!

S.M., Montreal
Ryu bestows invaluable information on us. This is the UX dictionary - it is our journey map to help us navigate our UX career. He provides clarity and perspective on the field of UX by giving us the information to help us make the best decisions for ourselves. 
M.G., California
Great resources that is very beneficial for UX designers at any stage!
I found this document very well written and explained. Shows a complete picture of what is out there for UX. Great resource to make the right move to get into the world of UX!
R.T., California
Honestly, I get this question at least once a month: 
"I am interested in becoming a UX designer. Where do I start?" 
This Resource Map would be the place I would point those looking for help to. This alone is hours worth of research compiled beautifully and comprehensively. Ryu understands exactly what questions someone starting their journey would think about and he has all the answers in there!
Neeharika Gupta, Product Design Manager, VMware

About your host Ryu

Ryu is a skilled and creative User Experience Designer with a successful history of leading multi-disciplinary teams to deliver engaging UX designs - physical and digital - that enhance customer adoption and satisfaction. Industry expert with 10 utility patents filed. Adept in providing hands-on guidance, serving simultaneously as a contributor and leader on complex projects. Ryu is passionate about helping aspiring to-be-UX designers finding their ways to become successful.
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