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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)

How to identify IA issues

When designing a website architecture, the information architecture principles should help users to understand where they are and where the information they are looking for is in relation to their position. Information architecture will help to create hierarchies, categorizations, taxonomies, navigation, and metadata. Whenever a menu, content, or a website's structure is organized, information architecture is being practised.

The following are some of the issues that we should consider each time we design a website:

  • How are the users flowing on our website or app?
  • How does the system help the user to categorize its information?
  • How is this information presented back to the user?
  • Does this information help the user make relevant decisions?
  • Do the labels make sense to the users?

To help us to better understand, analyze, and identify IA issues, there are a few IA deliverables that we can start from:

Content tree

It is a diagram that allows structuring and hierarchizing the...