We know what UX is right? but do we know it? Before I tell you everything lets us start from the basics, shall we
WHAT IS UX?
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) defines UX as:
“A person’s perceptions and responses that result from the use or anticipated use of a product, system or service.”
— ISO 9241-210, Ergonomics of human-system interaction—Part 210: Human-centered design for interactive systems
User experience (UX) design is a process which is used to create several different products that turn into meaningful and relevant experiences for the users. UX design involves all of those small details that matter such as usability, functions, branding, designs etc. Making software that is easy to use is not the only thing you can pull off by using UX design. There is a lot that you can do such as product-related designing, such as the marketing campaign or even the packaging of the product or even the sales support system. Besides these, something which is important and you can see it as the main feature is it is concerned with delivering solutions to your needs which must serve a purpose.
WHY IS UX IMPORTANT?
User experience is important, as it is something which will fulfil the needs of our clients or the consumer or let’s say, the user.
WHY IS UX IMPORTANT?
In today’s world, rapidly growing industries resulted in a way that now UX design has become increasingly important. It aims to provide potential experiences to our consumers which prioritise and provides loyalty to the user in the context of the product or brand. Along with that, a meaningful user experience defines consumers’ journeys through the product, which is most conducive to business success. We all know UX helps users to do whatever they want to do with their brand as well as products.
A question that must pop into any fresher’s mind, is. although now i know what to do still I wonder How to start designing a user experience?
Today, I’m going to tell you step by step, what you can do to function properly without stressing about anything.
HERE I PRESENT 4 EASIEST STEPS TO CREATE GREAT UX DESIGNS:-
STEP 1: TAKE ACTION
Place each action on an individual flash card. Arrange such activities according to a user flow or in the sequence that prospective consumers would follow. Since some actions on your website or in your app might occur more than once, you might need to create duplicate cards. Ascertain that each activity may be carried out in no more than five stages. For instance, to “make a purchase,” one would have to:
-arrive at the home page
-the product category link
-go to the product page
-Take a look
Keep in mind that not every step entails a single click.
STEP 2: PROCESS EMOTIONALLY
Map out the thoughts or sentiments you want people to experience after they accomplish an action using different colored notecards. You could want visitors to your site to feel welcomed, enthusiastic, and inquisitive. Or perhaps you want them to feel fulfilled and joyful after making a purchase. Considering your brand’s identity, voice, and style as well as your target market can help you choose the ideal combination of components.
STEP 3: TRANSFER YOUR IDEAS ONTO PAPER.
Create a rough design for each page or frame of your website or app. Use a notebook or a whiteboard for this. This will provide you with a better understanding of the tasks that must be performed on each page as well as the components that will enable users to carry out those actions. Whether you’re constructing your website or app yourself or employing a designer and developer, you may utilize the UX flow you established on your sticky notes and sketches as an outline.
STEP 4: TAKE A TEST
You can do user experience research before launch. You receive usability comments from participants in this kind of study who are typical of your target market.
You can find out which UX will assist you and your consumers achieve your goals by doing A/B testing on your website or mobile app.
Create several actions and flow choices and test them out on your coworkers and colleagues. What procedures and flows function the best? Ask them. Ask them to demonstrate each move for you. Focus on clarity and efficiency while making sure to ask open-ended questions that generate more than simple affirmative or negative responses.
Due to limited funds or time, UX testing is frequently skipped during the design process. To do high-quality research, all you need are the appropriate tools and a well-thought-out approach. One of the most misunderstood yet essential aspects of UX design is user experience testing. User research and UX testing should guide every design choice, yet they are sometimes considered as an afterthought or an expensive luxury.
During a usability testing session, data is gathered from a group of people while they engage with interactive prototypes or websites. Designers can identify usability issues, highlight gaps in user flow, and discover other important insights by seeing how actual users interact with a product or interface.
“Don’t forget the details” we can only pay attention to this part when we know that we will be judged or we have to pass attest, small little details can affect the results, when working with user experience, paying attention to each detail becomes crucial as our result depends upon it because “Even after a new product or feature is released, UX testing continues. Early and frequent UX testing is advised. Combine user input with quantitative analytics results to identify issues and areas for development. Usability testing has advantages over initial expenses if the correct technologies are used wisely.”
Something really important among all of this is – When in doubt, ask. It’s just like when we were in school, we were asked a million times if we had any doubts. Similarly, stand up for yourself what might be easy for someone else may not be for you and people will be welcoming enough so there’s no need to worry, take a stand and clear all your doubts as soon as possible. there is no shame in asking your doubts or feeling shy, if you wish to learn you must learn it by heart.
UX consists of several different elements. You are now on a journey so never think that this is all, and never feel satisfied, because once you do and you lost your hunger you may not explore. It is really important to stay hungry for knowledge and a person who is trained in UX knows how people think and what they want to accomplish when they’re using a product, so keeping this in mind feel free to ask for feedback, if you are facing any difficulties, just ask your supervisor or even your co-worker, absorb as much as you can, just remember to always stay open, never come up with an attitude that only you better, accept your flaws and work on them.