User experience is a conglomeration of tasks focused on optimizing a product for efficient and enjoyable use. User Experience Design is the process of developing and improving the quality interaction between a user and all facets of a company to obtain quality results. User experience design is, in theory, a non-digital practice (cognitive science) but predominantly used and defined by digital industries.
Introduction to UX planning
The easiest way to approach the planning phase of UX projects is to determine the approach you think should be taken for a project, then examine the constraints and modify the approach based on these constraints. This should allow you to determine budgets and timelines if your prospect did not provide them beforehand. UX projects that are well planned are easier to execute and offer a higher probability of success than those that are managed ad-hoc For designers working in the ever-changing field of user experience, it is always important to consider principles design fundamentals. On many levels, the nature of the work we do is constantly changing and evolving, whether we are designing for new technologies or different contexts, from personal applications to cross-channel experiences. When we are asked to solve design problems that we have not solved before, design principles provide a solid foundation for devising innovative solutions. All of these trends have forced us to look at design again and create new models of interaction, design patterns and standards, many of which are still evolving.
Visual design trends change too, sometimes for the better; sometimes not. For example, in the recent past, we saw the predominant use of small, light gray fonts that were both too small and too low contrast for good readability, for almost anyone, not just those with severe visual impairments. . Now we see larger fonts that solve that readability problem. The UX Design Principles course provides foundational level skills for those interested in or working on user experience design. The workshop covers aspects of design for web, applications and mobile devices. This UX workshop is suitable for designers, business analysts, product managers, and developers. No prior UX or design experience required. It serves as the foundation for UX classes, as well as the UX certificate program at the American Graphics Institute.
What is user interface design?
User interface design is your complement, appearance, presentation and interactivity of a product. But like UX, industries that employ UI designers easily and often confuse it. User Interface Design (UID) or User Interface Engineering is the design of websites, computers, home appliances, machines, mobile communication devices, and software applications with the focus on user experience and interaction . UI Design is closer to what we call graphic design, although the responsibilities are somewhat more complex. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) integrates concepts and methods from computer science, design, and psychology to build interfaces that are accessible, easy-to-use, and efficient. There are three factors that must be taken into account for the design of a successful user interface; development factors, visibility factors and acceptance factors. Developmental factors help improve visual communication. These include: platform restrictions, toolkits and component libraries, support for rapid prototyping, and customization. Visibility factors take human factors into account and express a strong visual identity. These include human skills, product identity, clear conceptual model, and multiple representations. An installed base, corporate policies, international markets, and documentation and training are included as acceptance factors. There are three fundamental principles involved in the use of visible language.
Dos and Don’ts of UI and UX Design
The online user experience is very similar to the user experience you get when you go to a grocery store. You want to have a good time without problems. You want to be able to browse the store quickly, get what you need right away, head to the checkout line without waiting, and go home. You don’t want to deal with a slow cashier, items that aren’t where they should be or out of stock, unfriendly employees, or a crowded parking lot. You just want what you came for (groceries) and go on your way. Stores understand this and have invested a considerable amount of time and money to help you navigate the store more easily, make sure the items you want are in stock, and provide fast and friendly checkout lines. It might seem a bit cheesy to think of UX design in terms of going to the local grocery store, but the experiences are similar. Our customers are visitors to the sites we create, and groceries are the content they came to the site for. For those of us who go to the store, it’s easy for us to identify the things that irritate us or think they should be improved. However, when it comes to our own layouts and user interfaces and creating them, we may not be able to point out these irritants before users do. We can fix this by taking a step back and looking for these weak spots in our design so as not to cause them unnecessary frustration and keep them on our site so they can access the content they were looking for. To help us designers take a step back and look at our designs and user interfaces from the visitor’s eyes, let’s go over a few do’s and don’ts so that we can help them get exactly what they came for without irritation. no hassles. UX.
1. WHAT TO DO: Provide a similar experience regardless of device. Visitors come to your site using many different types of devices. They can visit your site on their desktop or laptop, tablet, phone, music player, game console, or even on their watches. A big part of UX design is ensuring that no matter how the visitor views your site, they get the same experience that they would get if they visited it from another device. This means that if a visitor views your site on their phone, they should be able to find everything they need without a hitch, just as they would if they were viewing your site on their desktop at home. A seamless experience across all your devices helps keep your users on your site on the device they are using.
2. DO: Provide easy-to-use and instantly recognizable navigation The key to providing a pleasant user experience for users is understanding that they are searching for content. They want the information you provide on your site. The way they get there is by navigating your site to quickly access the content they are looking for. Provide a user-friendly navigation system that is easy to recognize and easy to use. Design your navigation to get visitors where they want to go with as few clicks as possible, while being easy to scan and locate where they need to go.
3. DON’T: Let the design of the site hinder the readability of the site. The design of a site or user interface should never interfere with the user’s ability to consume the content on the screen. This includes having busy backgrounds behind content or poor color schemes that make the site difficult to read. Busy backgrounds are distracting and divert attention from content, especially if the busy background is directly below content. Also, be careful not to use color schemes that decrease the contrast of the typeface on the screen (ie light gray type on a white background). Focus on the typography of your site to ensure that issues such as line length, line height, kerning, and choice of font do not present readability issues.
4. DON’T: hinder a visitor’s ability to scan the screen As I mentioned earlier, both users and visitors often scan the screen quickly before sitting down to read anything in particular carefully. Users often scan for visual cues such as titles, images, buttons, and blocks to find out where they should focus their attention. If you start deleting these items, users will find it difficult to scan your content to find what they are looking for. Using appropriate titles that are easily seen, pictures to illustrate points, navigation buttons, and content blocks that are unique or important help users navigate the screen to find what they need.