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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)

Improving IA for Better Navigation

Information architecture is an extremely important part of the UX design process. The term was defined by Wurman in 1976 and is based on the organization of information within a visual space. Broadly speaking, the study of this discipline also predicts that information must be accessible and easy to find. In this chapter, you will see how to improve information architecture in order to improve navigability and findability by using UX methodologies such as card sorting, tree testing, taxonomy, and so on.

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Understanding IA as part of the UX
  • Analyzing information architecture issues
  • Using card sorting and tree testing to fix bad IA