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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)
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The Gestalt theory

The Gestalt theory was created by the famous psychologist Max Wertheimer along with other psychologists, such as Kurt Koffka and Wolfgang Köhler. This theory came about in the early 20th century, and addresses perceptual experiences and other related patterns of stimulation.

Another type of Gestalt theory is known as the law of simplicity.

“The whole is other than the sum of its parts.”

                                                                                    — Kurt Koffka

The following are some really important Gestalt laws to learn as UX professionals:

  • The proximity law
  • The similarity law
  • The closure law
  • The figure-ground law
  • The common region law

Before we go deeper into each of these laws, if you want to learn more about UX laws besides Gestalt ones, check out this website,, which contains amazing information related to UX laws.

The Proximity law

Based on the Proximity law, when we perceive or have a collection of objects, we will immediately be...