Learning Playlists

Learning Playlists

Chris Murphy · 16 January, 2021

Summary: Drawn from over two decades of learning materials, playlists are self-directed learning pathways for digital product designers.

Bringing together reading and exercises, playlists can be worked through at your own pace, enabling you to level up your skills.

I’m working on playlists now (January, 2021). Playlists are an opportunity to put high quality learning materials into more people’s hands.

The first playlist I’m building is focused on Vector Illustration and Icon Design, it features work by: Vic Bell, Kyle Tezak and Rogie King.

Playlists

As I complete them, I’ll add playlists here. My second playlist will map onto my UI course, Building Beautiful UIs, and will focus on user interface (UI) design.

Vector Illustration and Icon Design Playlist
Vector Illustration and Icon Design Playlist
Networked Notes
Networked Notes
Venture Testing Playlist
Venture Testing Playlist

How do playlists work?

In order for playlists to work, you need to set up a Notion account. Notion is free to use on the Personal plan. When you've signed up for an account, follow the instructions below.

Notion is an all-in-one workspace that's
Notion is an all-in-one workspace that's free to use on the Personal plan. We use it for learning playlists at The School of Design because it’s easy to use, but also powerful. Sign up for an account to get started.

Setting up a playlist:

  1. Download Notion and set up an account (the Personal plan is fine).
  2. Open the playlist you want to work on. The screenshots below show the Vector Illustration and Icon Design playlist.
    • In the top right corner of the first screenshot, you’ll see a menu with the option to Duplicate the playlist.
    • Click Duplicate. This will duplicate the playlist to your Notion account and allow you to use the checklist to track your progress.

Once you’ve duplicated the playlist, work your way through it step-by-step and keep a track of your progress with the checklist.

Navigate to the
Navigate to the Vector Illustration and Icon Design playlist page and click Duplicate in the top right-hand corner.

Click Duplicate in the top right-hand corner.
Click Duplicate in the top right-hand corner.

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