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Hands-On UX Design for Developers

By : Elvis Canziba
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Hands-On UX Design for Developers

By: Elvis Canziba

Overview of this book

Designing user experience (UX) is one of the most important aspects of a project, as it has a direct effect on how customers think of your company. The process of designing a user experience is one of the most challenging yet rewarding aspects of product development. Hands-On UX Design for Developers will teach you how to create amazing user experiences for products from scratch. This book starts with helping you understand the importance of a good UX design and the role of a UX designer. It will take you through the different stages of designing a UX and the application of various principles of psychology in UX design. Next, you will learn how to conduct user research and market research, which is crucial to creating a great UX. You will also learn how to create user personas and use it for testing. This book will help you gain the ability to think like a UX designer and understand both sides of product development: design and coding. You will explore the latest tools, such as Sketch, Balsamiq, and Framer.js, to create wireframes and prototypes. The concluding chapters will take you through designing your UI, dealing with big data while designing a UX, and the fundamentals of frontend. Finally, you'll prepare your portfolio and become job ready in the UX arena.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Title Page

Frontend development/UI development

After we've designed the final user interface, and everything is handed over properly to developers, it is time to convert the design to a real-world application that our user can interact with, and the person who does this job is a frontend developer.

A few companies and individuals like to separate frontend development into two areas, the UI developer and frontend developer, but, actually, these mean the same thing, so it doesn't make sense to do this kind of separation.

Based on a few articles that you can find online, you will see that they suggest that a UI developer is a person who is mostly focused on only user interface implementation using HTML and CSS, while they avoid JavaScript as much as they can, and the frontend developer is more focused on JavaScript itself and its framework.

As much as it sounds good to separate these things, it is a wrong approach. UI development falls under frontend development, so whoever is implementing the user interface...