How to Avoid Common UX Mistakes
UX is constantly innovating and evolving. But some innovations shouldn’t be pursued if they require sacrificing clarity or functionality. Poor UX design destroy your potential clients. Whether you are practicing a User Experience Design strategy or not, the following list may be helpful. It will reflect over your current and future application development projects.
Designing For Yourself
Most of the time designers do design for them self. But the requirement for the audience differ. Sometime your clients don’t need the same things you do. So do your research to identify problem areas, Prioritize the issues you’ve identified and design a user interface for your audience needs. Always design for the people who actually use your site.
Sometimes people want to break away from these prototypes but it’s not a good idea. Why?
The prototype is clear. In the prototype you can address where to place navigation, how many call to action buttons and where to place, headings and subheading. So Prototypes make the user experience simple. Things are where the user expects them to be based on past experiences with similar sites.
Site Isn’t Optimized for Mobile First
Introduction no need for responsive design. Small introduction for newbies. Responsive design is the concept of creating websites that respond or adjust to the screen or device on which they are viewed. You can find most of the business updated their website to responsive design.
Many designers have adopted a mobile-first mentality to ensure their company’s websites respond beautifully to smartphones and other mobile devices. Your users expect the same degree of positive UX on any type of device, so plan accordingly to provide it.
Not Doing Enough Testing
Usability Testing is something that we all should do more of but never quite get around to doing. When was the last time you tested your product with users? Surveys, focus groups and customer interviews are all useful in their own right but not a substitute for one-on-one observation. You’ll gain valuable insight that you may never have otherwise uncovered. Don’t assume that your product is easy to use and intuitive just because you think it is. You’re probably too familiar with it to be able to make that judgement. It’s time to start testing.
Ignoring Design Trends
Design Trends come and go but trying to stay up to date with the latest and greatest in sexy user interfaces will help you to create a competitive product. Choosing the right design elements can make your application stand out and look modern. An outdated user interface will not be trusted by many public users.