User Experience Design In A Nutshell
So, what is UX Design in the first place? And what does a UX designer actually do? These are difficult questions to answer, because if you’re going to ask 5 different people, you’re going to get 5 different answers.
We are not going to only explain what UX design is, but also why you should find out more about it, regardless of your job.
UX stands for user experience. And when we say user experience, we’re referring to the what, where, when, why, and how someone uses a product, as well as who that person is.
These cover the user experience of a product which is pretty much everything that affects a user’s interaction with that product. So, as you can imagine, a UX designer, which is someone who designs these interactions, is constantly asking a ton of questions.
If you’re someone who naturally questions things, UX design could be a great career for you. Because it’s the answers to these questions that shape a product’s design. Of course it’s not all about the user’s needs, UX designers need to take into account the businesses needs as well.
There’s no use having a product that people love, that doesn’t achieve a business’s goals.
A UX designer aims for that sweet spot where business needs and user needs overlap.
So, how do they do these, other than asking a lot of questions.
A UX designer follows what’s called a user-centered design process. We use a set of tools and techniques to take the user’s needs into account at every stage of a product’s life cycle.