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How can I learn UX design?

Hi guys,

After having been a software engineer for  six years, I feel I could use some variety in the work I do. I have been reading a lot about the need for a good design in any product and find it quite interesting. Since I am from a technical background I think learning about User Experience(UX) Design will be a good starting point. I have been scouring the web and there are way too many blogs/sites/courses, etc. On the other end, there are institutes like National Institute of Design that offer a Masters degree in design. I am not keen on going back to school. I am willing to put in the grunt work needed to learn on my own. In case any of you have done a similar transition to a UX Designer role, could you please share your experience. I would prefer courses that are more practical and enable me to apply my learnings.

Thanks in advance!



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  1. hey sridhar,

    i shared your post on trh fb – do chk comments

    Vinayak Talukar Hey mail me at

    I will guide u.

    vinayak – is everything about UX! read his compelling story!!

    also check out this app UXAssist and reach out to adit – he’s based out of b’lore as well!

  2. Hi Asha,

    Thanks. I had reached out to Adit and met with him last Saturday. He was quite helpful 🙂

  3. Hi Sridhar,

    I am not sure if this is the right window to ask for help.

    Need your help. Could you recommend freelance website developers -Wordpress.

    You can reach me on

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