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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)

The importance of good UI for a great UX

There are two different, but similar, examples of how these simple elements can have a huge impact on the right communication and drive a user to commit mistakes. The way two winner cards were designed  meant that the event presenters found themselves at the center of really embarrassing moments at two important award events: Miss Universe 2015 and the 2017 Oscars.

After the epic miss of the 2015 Miss Universe competition—the occasion when host Steve Harvey announced the winner as Miss Colombia when, in fact, it was Miss Philippines—perhaps few people imagined that another mistake of the same kind and at event of that scale, could repeat itself. Then we get to the 2017 Oscars and the awarding of the title of Best Picture to La La Land, when the winner was actually Moonlight, marked the first time that an error of...