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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)

Prototyping and Validating UX Solutions

Once the UX issues are identified through UX research and extensive analysis, you will have defined a few potential solutions for those issues. Now it is time to test and validate them before the Dev and Design teams start working on the implementation. It is also a good moment to refine the solutions you have designed based on quality feedback.

In this chapter you will learn about:

  • Testing, validating, and refining
  • Choosing the right tools to create prototypes
  • Running tests with prototypes
  • Tools to run usability tests
  • Five ways to do mobile usability testing
  • Tips to run usability tests with a prototyping tool
  • Using TreeTesting to validate the IA