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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)

Preface

The challenge that most UX designers and product owners face is to ensure that the UX of products and services is user friendly. Some common issues are simplicity, navigation, appearance, maintenance, and so on. In this book, we will address all these issues through real examples and main overall problems and solutions on accessibility, conversion, content, and UI, just to name a few. You will learn to simplify, fix, and enhance some common, real-world application designs.

As you progress through the book, you will learn about the information architecture, usability testing, iteration, UX refactoring, and other similar concepts. You will also learn about UX design tools with the projects covered in the book. By the end of the book, you will be armed with the knowledge to fix bad designs and ensure great customer satisfaction for their applications.

By understanding business and user needs, you will be able to focus on what exactly should be fixed. It is important to have a clear idea of what the problems are that your UX efforts aim to solve and understand what are the solutions the company provides. With the UX issues identified and project challenges defined and agreed, you will need to turn these findings from user research into potential solutions, listing assumptions and presenting the ideas to the stakeholders in a clear and effective way.

In the second part of the book, you will see specific UX issues, mostly common, and how to fix them through different methodologies and using a variety of tools. You will learn how to increase conversion with UX, how to use UI elements and content for better communication, improving IA for better navigation, besides considering accessibility as part of the UX and also thinking about user experience in public environments.

By the end of the book, you will know how to create better documentation that communicates well with other teams, and also, you will know how to test and validate the potential design solutions before the implementation. Closing the full UX circle, you will be confident to measure the results of the UX fixes and prove to the stakeholders how the focus on UX impacts the success of the product/service and how important it is to keep investing in fixing bad UX Designs.