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Hands-On UX Design for Developers

By : Elvis Canziba
Book Image

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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Benefits of personas

User personas help us to focus on our decisions for the product design, because having a real user problem in mind will make it easier for us to provide an adequate solution. Personas can offer us a quick and cheap way to test and prioritize different features and ideas during the design process.

They can help us in different areas, as follows:

  • Stakeholders and leaders can evaluate new product-feature ideas
  • Information can architects develop informed wireframes, interface behaviors, and labeling
  • Designers can create the overall look and feel of the product
  • System engineers/developers can decide which approaches to take based on user behaviors
  • Copywriters can ensure that the site content is written for the appropriate audiences

I'm really glad that you made it all this way. Now, since we clearly understand the UX process itself and its benefits, it's time to move on to the more interesting part of product creation: the design and development stages.