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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)

IA as part of UX

According to the Information Architecture Institute, information architecture (IA) refers to the structural design of shared information environments" focused on how to organize and label content, but also on the search and navigation systems to support usability and findability.

“The organization, search, and navigation systems that help people to complete tasks, find what they need, and understand what they’ve found.”

– Peter Morville UX Specialist

The information architecture that we know of today began around the 70s, long before the emergence of web and mobile applications, or the popularization of UX design. Like usability and accessibility, IA goes beyond the digital world. From the gondolas of a supermarket to a newsstand, it is crucial that the organization of items is recognizable and makes sense to most people. Good information organization reduces friction in user interaction, providing a smoother experience. So organization of information becomes even more fundamental...