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.
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.
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.
Setting up a playlist:
- Download Notion and set up an account (the Personal plan is fine).
- 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.