Have you ever used an app on your phone? I’m sure you have. Have you ever been to Disneyland or a theme park? Do you know what it takes to create those two very different experiences? The truth is, the more easy and fun your experience is, it’s highly likely there was a very sophisticated and thoughtful design process behind it.

To create an app or even a theme park, it takes a whole team of people who go through a process called user experience design. So, what is user experience design anyways? It is about what, where, when, why, how, and who uses the product?

Once we understood the needs and wants of the user, then we can design an awesome solution for them. But to do this very well, usually there are many different kinds of creative people collaborating together. It’s like a jamming party of creative minds.

Each of these creative people bring unique skills to the table.

Let’s take your smartphone for example. Simply speaking, there are two very obvious areas of design here. One is the design of your apps on your phone, and the other is the design of the phone itself.