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UX for the Web

By : Marli Ritter, Cara Winterbottom
Book Image

UX for the Web

By: Marli Ritter, Cara Winterbottom

Overview of this book

If you want to create web apps that are not only beautiful to look at, but also easy to use and fully accessible to everyone, including people with special needs, this book will provide you with the basic building blocks to achieve just that. The book starts with the basics of UX, the relationship between Human-Centered Design (HCD), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and the User-Centered Design (UCD) Process; it gradually takes you through the best practices to create a web app that stands out from your competitors. You’ll also learn how to create an emotional connection with the user to increase user interaction and client retention by different means of communication channels. We’ll guide you through the steps in developing an effective UX strategy through user research and persona creation and how to bring that UX strategy to life with beautiful, yet functional designs that cater for complex features with micro interactions. Practical UX methodologies such as creating a solid Information Architecture (IA), wireframes, and prototypes will be discussed in detail. We’ll also show you how to test your designs with representative users, and ensure that they are usable on different devices, browsers and assistive technologies. Lastly, we’ll focus on making your web app fully accessible from a development and design perspective by taking you through the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Setting up moodboards and storyboards

Moodboards and storyboards are typically used during the concept phase of a website's design. Moodboards help stakeholders understand and agree on the look and feel of the website. Storyboards present stories about people interacting with the website, which help stakeholders think about a user's concerns and needs. Both feed into prototypes.

Neither of these deliverables is critical for a good website design. However, they are useful for communicating early design ideas and creating a shared understanding among stakeholders. Both are powerful tools for persuading stakeholders about design ideas, as they concretize abstract ideas and have an emotional impact.

Defining moodboards

Moodboards visually present the style or theme of an idea. They are used in various creative industries, for example, interior design, film making, photography, and graphic design.

A moodboard is a collection of colors, images, words, textures, and so on, which suggest or describe...