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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)

UI elements for good UX communication

Both examples, Miss Universe 2015 and the 2017 Oscars, presented problems of typography, hierarchy, and copy. As we have seen, simple solutions could have avoided the embarrassing mistakes. In the following pages, we will better understand how to focus on these elements as part of the user experience.

Minding the hierarchy of the UI elements

The visual hierarchy is one of the key principles of design. Whether creating print or digital pieces, you will have to deal with the content, and it needs to be well organized in the layout. More than being creative, you must take into account the subtleties required in composition, whether in the choice of colors, sizes, contrasts, orientation, positions...