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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)

What accessibility is and its importance

The story of accessibility is very similar to physical spaces in the real world. A building, to be accessible to wheelchair users, for example, needs access ramps, more spacious elevators, and bathrooms with grab bars. A building only becomes 100% accessible when anyone can get access to any of the spaces available there.

The same thing happens with websites. To say that a website is accessible means that anyone on any device and with any type of disability can navigate the site with ease and without restrictions.

Many of the aspects that make accessible websites are implemented with ease when designed from the beginning of the project. It is much easier to incorporate accessibility into your website or application when you are starting from scratch, than trying to fit accessibility into a website that already exists. Think about the work you do to incorporate larger ramps or elevators into a building after it's already built.

The complexity of making...