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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)

Testing for QA 

QA, or quality assurance, is a common practice in the final stages of the digital product building process.

At this stage, QA engineers typically test each of the features that have been implemented and verify that they are working properly and within expectations. If they encounter a bug, they usually forward it to the development team (if it is a frontend or backend implementation technical problem) or design (if it is a visual, writing, or browsing issue).

It is as if at this stage you passed a fine comb through the product, to check for problems from both a creative and technical point of view.

The problem is: QA engineers are not always trained professionals to check the quality of the user experience. Not because they are incapacitated professionals—far from it—but because this type of verification requires a broader understanding of the context in which experience takes place.

UX's work does not end in technology

It is still common, however, that UX professionals consider...