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Whitney Hess is an independent user experience designer based in New York City. She helps make stuff easy and pleasurable to use. She is a strategic partner with Happy Cog and UX consultant for boxee, among other startups, agencies and major corporations. Whitney writes about improving the human experience on her blog, Pleasure and Pain and can pretty much always be reached on Twitter @whitneyhess.

10 Best UX (User Experience) Design Blogs

Bokardo – Social Design

For everything you need to consider when designing socially-focused stuff by Joshua Porter.

Design for Service

Insights into all the ways companies need to be communicating with their customers, outside of their websites by Jeff Howard.


The ins and outs of designing a product with an existing, and passionate, community by Leisa Reichelt.


A fresh look at the world around us through UX-tinted glasses by Alex Rainert.


Critical analysis of some of the toughest issues facing UX designers today by Christopher Fahey.


Cubical-wall worthy quotations from a variety of practitioners on how and why to create positive user experiences by Catriona Cornett.


Tips, tools and techniques for being a better user experience designer by Michael Angeles.

Logic + Emotion

Reusable visualizations and valuable synthesis at the intersection of user experience design, marketing and business by David Armano.

Putting People First

A great resource for all things UX from around the globe by Experientia.

UIE Brain Sparks

Inside the brilliant minds of user research pioneer Jared Spool and his team at User Interface Engineering (UIE).