Becoming An Effective UX/UI Designer

I was recently asked to answer this question on Quora (emphasis mine):

“Hypothetically, if you had less than one month to learn how to become an effective UX/UI designer, what resources and programs would you focus on the most?”

One Month?! Obviously no one can learn UX/UI in this amount of time. So in a sense, the question was a bit pointless. Nevertheless, I still wanted to answer the question – especially because how to become an effective UX/UI designer, is a great question.

I wont copy the whole answer here, so go and check it out on Quora.