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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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Basics of visual design

To create a good user experience and a great visual design for the product, we will need to combine different elements that will give a better shape to the product that we are designing.

Visual design covers both sides of the design categories, the graphic-design side and the user-interface side. It focuses more on the design aesthetics of our product and other related elements, such as colors, images, typography, and shapes.

Let's take a look at an example. Consider that we are traveling to a new country, which has a different culture and language. Usually, the first thing that we try to do is learn some basic words of their language, because, we want to be able to communicate with the people there.

Communication is an essential part of our life; when we cannot speak words of an unknown language, we start using body language to ask or answer questions. We can make signs for showing direction, danger, and much more.

We use the same principle for visual design. We communicate...