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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)
Title Page

Chapter 7. Visual Design Principles and Processes

When we want to speak about the language of design, we need to provide a proper visual design to the users so that they can understand what we are trying to tell them. So, in this chapter, we will go through the basic elements of visual design, what they are, and how to use them.

We will explain visual design elements in detail and move on to design principles; using these principles, we will create a better language of communication through visual design.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Basic elements of visual design
  • Using lines, shapes, and colors
  • Designing effectively through alignment, hierarchy, space, and textures
  • Creating a visual design that will direct the user's attention to specific areas using the relationships of design elements, sizes, colors, and typography in the right way
  • The meaning of colors
  • Design principles such as repetition, balance, contrast, hierarchy, and spaces
  • Designing with color and types
  • Placing...