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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)

Defining the challenges and project goals

At this point, you might have a great idea about the UX issues that you will need to fix. You should have a list of all the issues, which you can organize into groups to understand what the priorities are and the which are most urgent to be fixed. In this stage, you might not only know what the issues are, but also the consequences of them. By knowing the issues, you can come up with a problem statement.

To come up with this list of design problems, Evelina Tapia, from UXPin, suggests answering these questions:

  • How do you know these are issues?
  • Who is affected by these issues?
  • When and how often do they occur?
  • What benchmarks do you have?
  • What change do you expect by fixing them?

It might be useful if you come up with a problem statement. To help you to write it, you can use the Point Of View (POV) tool, explained by Interaction Design...