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Graduate: User Experience Design: Overview


This guide is designed to help UX students learn about Library resources related to their concentrations. If you are conducting research for a course outside of your department, a different guide may be appropriate. The Library staff is available to help you one-on-one with your research needs.

Related Resources:

Library catalog: click HERE.
Color Resources: click HERE.
Material Research: click HERE.

Process 13 A from Compendium 2004-2005 by Casey Edwin Barker Reas, 2010

Types of Resources Available

Reference Sources (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries):

  • Basic overview of subject 
  • Quick lookup of factual information
  • Recommendations for more in-depth information  


  • Print or electronic
  • In-depth research 
  • Analysis of an issue's context
  • Historical information  


  • Print periodicals or article databases
  • Narrowly focused analysis
  • Detailed findings from individual studies
  • Current information and trends 

Images and Videos:

  • Visual learning option
  • Technology instruction
  • Curated image collections give access to high-quality images for research

Material Samples:

  • Tactile interaction with textiles, metals, plastics, wood, glass, tiles, paper
  • Company color swatches and color systems 
College for Creative Studies website