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Yvonne, Stacy, Sanket

How to Become a UX Designer

December 11, 2020
Interview
December 11, 2020

Yvonne, Stacy, Sanket

How to Become a UX Designer

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Do you want to become a UX designer whose works will be set as an example for beginners? Do you want your expertise to be highly valued in the market and customers to come from just everywhere?

Stop dreaming! It’s time to make your plans real, because all these are quite achievable goals! And FlowMapp together with three experienced UX designers will teach you how to achieve them! Let’s start with our detailed intro and end with the best tips from the professionals questioned! 🙃

What Is UX Design?

Firstly, let’s connect the dots and discover what’s UX, which is one of the top hard skills for 2020, according to LinkedIn. Experts state that the user experience industry includes research, strategy, visual and interactive design, content, data science, and many other components that enrich the experience of any user who interacts with a website or application.

This is the key point of becoming a UX designer. One should master all these skills to perform their best in this role. As a result, a user experience designer is responsible for:

  • Wireframes
  • Prototypes
  • Customer journey maps
  • Sitemaps
  • Storyboards
  • UX documentation

So, if you’re ready to research, analyze, test tons of variables that make a user’s interaction with a product or service clear and convenient, you have every chance to become a good UX designer.

Why Is It so Important?

A decade ago, there weren’t so many design specialties and people chose to be just web designers. Nowadays, there are so many design directions:

  • User experience (UX) design
  • User interface (UI) design
  • Customer journey maps
  • Motion and interactive design (IxD)
  • Graphic and visual design
  • Information architecture (IA)
  • Service design (SD)

We won’t describe each of them and will consider you, dear reader, as a future user experience designer who is fully sure to become a professional in this field. If you’re interested in another specialization, find more information on it in our blog.

As for the importance of UX design, it has recently become the key to the success of apps and websites. It defines whether a user will be satisfied with their work with the product. For example, if there are two similar apps with the same tools, the one with better UX will win the audience.

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User Interviews

Weak interface solutions is one of the modern Internet’s current problems. Users that see imperfections regularly may not notice them, but then they encounter another website that has a better design and realize that the first one was not that good. It is this fact that pushes major organizations to experiment with the design of their website interface and make a complete redesign. Does my website need a redesign? And what tools are used to create an intuitive and user-friendly interface?

  1. Absence of targeted traffic.
    Your site neither attracts targeted traffic nor attracts enough traffic. The lack of targeted traffic is one of the first reasons to change the current website interface.
  2. Changing the principles or business objectives of a company.
    Structural changes in the company’s business goals lead to interface redesign. Such changes are especially relevant in a situation where a non-commercial site has to occupy a niche in commercial sites field.
  3. The desire to accentuate the content.
    Websites are often created without the properly structuralized content. For this reason, a huge number of sites are not adapted for users and search engines. The search for the necessary content turns into a test. Content accentuation makes the necessary information easily accessible.

Weak interface solutions is one of the modern Internet’s current problems. Users that see imperfections regularly may not notice them, but then they encounter another website that has a better design and realize that the first one was not that good. It is this fact that pushes major organizations to experiment with the design of their website interface and make a complete redesign. Does my website need a redesign? And what tools are used to create an intuitive and user-friendly interface?

  • the research of target audience and development of the user path based on the data provided by research,
  • the development of target audience-oriented content,
  • the development of content-oriented interface.

Products, vision, teams, clients. How do you stay focused?

Products, vision, teams, clients. How do you stay focused?

It definitely can be tough at times, and the balance is never perfect (but that's life in general eh?).

There are really two coping mechanisms here that I typically lean on:

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Don’t use too many images either because the email will be slow and they might not show everywhere. Don’t be predictable but also don’t make it too complicated. This is rather a tip for your communication style that can help you to build better relationships and improve your reputation as a professional.

FAQs

I already have a website and it is structured in a wrong way. Is it worth creating a structure with new pages or should I restructure the old ones?

This question cannot be answered without a complete analysis of the current site structure. We can conclude which of the options will be cheaper and easier to implt only after the analysis.

I already have a website and it is structured in a wrong way. Is it worth creating a structure with new pages or should I restructure the old ones?

This question cannot be answered without a complete analysis of the current site structure. We can conclude which of the options will be cheaper and easier to implt only after the analysis.

Article Sources

  1. CareerFoundry, Youtube video “How To Conduct User Interviews Like A Pro (UX Design)” , April 18, 2019
  2. Inviosn Blog, article “Visual Hierarchy”
  3. Smashing Magazine, article “A Brief Guide About Competitive Analysis”, August 30, 2018
  4. https://www.martyneumeier.com/
  5. Nielsen Norman Group, article “When to Use Which User-Experience Research Methods”, October 12, 2014

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