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Do’s and Don’ts for a successful UX design

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Do’s and Don’ts for a successful UX design

Being a digital designer is always not simple. It is not always possible to do everything, which is expected out of you. The clients and stakeholders may sometimes misunderstand the whole process. The UX industry places an enormous emphasis on usability. User stories, site maps, wireframes, and usability testing get all the limelight—while visual design fades into obscurity. But in my experience, aesthetics plays an important part in almost every user’s experience of a product. Sometimes you will make mistakes but is ok to fail and persevere.

With all these in view, today lets discuss some don’t’s and do’s in UX design.

1. Don’t design for yourself

It is the toughest thing to do in UX designing. Yes, everybody is guilty of this ‘genius mentality” at some point of designing. When you have worked in the creative industry for quite a long time, you tend to form strong opinions on designing, and always try to filter facts through your own experience.

A good designer will surely have the mind to put the need of the client before his passion for design. It is tough to detach your wants from what your customer needs for the design. Whenever you go through this mode, remind yourself that your responsibility is towards your users’ needs and not to satisfy your ego.

2. Don’t confuse UX with UI

Mistaking on the difference between UX and UI is a very common mistake in today’s creative industry. And the similarity between the abbreviations adds to the confusion. And of course, UI and UX are inter-related. UI is concerned about how the user interacts design. Whenever you go through this mode, remind yourself that your responsibility is. The basic difference between UI and UX is, while UI is about the navigation inside the app, or buttons to press for navigating to the next interface, UX is the overall feel the user gets while using the app.

3. Don’t have complicated signup

Another important “don’t” with regards to user experience is, to have complicated signup. A user’s first interaction is during the signing up process, and if that process is a complicated one, it would greatly affect the overall user experience. Try not to ask too many details from the customer, or better have the sign-up through Facebook or Twitter or any other social networking platform.

4. Understand the User

The most important of these three factors is the usability of the app. Do make sure that your app scores in this area, you need to understand your users. Do thorough market research of all the competitor apps. Find out what are the other sites your target audience engages with, and then try to mimic or better improve on the flow and user experience of the ones that take the most attention.

5. Keep it simple

Nowadays, minimalism and flat designs are trends. They can be seen widespread in most of the designs. This is because they take away anything and everything that hinders users engage with content. Like we recommended in Web Design for the Human eye, adopt a content-first design philosophy, which helps the users understand the app and its features. Users feel much delighted when their purpose is met in a simple procedure.

6. Focus on navigation

When you plan for navigation in your app, have the mobile-first philosophy in mind. Make sure that there are enough padding spaces around the clickable areas. And make sure that they don’t encroach in surrounding fields. These are some basic UX designing tips you might follow to make sure that your users enjoy while using your product.