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Fixing Bad UX Designs

By : Lisandra Maioli
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Fixing Bad UX Designs

By: Lisandra Maioli

Overview of this book

Have your web applications been experiencing more hits and less conversions? Are bad designs consuming your time and money? This book is the answer to these problems. With intuitive case studies, you’ll learn to simplify, fix, and enhance some common, real-world application designs. You’ll look at the common issues of simplicity, navigation, appearance, maintenance, and many more. The challenge that most UX designers face is to ensure that the UX is user-friendly. In this book, we address this with individual case studies starting with some common UX applications and then move on to complex applications. Each case study will help you understand the issues faced by a bad UX and teach you to break it down and fix these problems. As we progress, you’ll learn about the information architecture, usability testing, iteration, UX refactoring, and many other related features with the help of various case studies. You’ll also learn some interesting UX design tools with the projects covered in the book. By the end of the book, you’ll be armed with the knowledge to fix bad UX designs and to ensure great customer satisfaction for your applications.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Communicating the project

One of the main tasks of UXers is communication. It is important to keep stakeholders informed along the whole project, also it is great to create a final document where the whole project is explained and everyone involved can be on the same page. You can create either a presentation or an A4-format document. You can use a canvas model for it.

UX canvas

In order to improve the understanding of the stakeholders about the user's needs and the project's directions, as well as the team involved in the development (designers, developers, and so on), a tool was created to leave this in a totally visual and interactive way, UX canvas, inspired by the classic business model canvas.

Developed by two Brazilian students, Maria Fernanda Parisi, and Daniel Ranzi Werle, as a final project for the Postgraduate Certificate of the Instituto Faber Ludens, it is a great tool to clearly communicate the main aspects of the UX project to different stakeholders, including the design and...