Oh! So you consider yourself a user experience designer?
Saying I am user experience designer is very easy but make sure that are you really a UX designer or not? If you want to become a UX designer stay firm and follow these points.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN UX &UI
There is huge difference between UX and UI designers, but these both words are confused by many peoples making trouble for customer and stakeholder. Some designers who are actually design the user interfaces called themselves User experience designers. We have to understand that user interface is just small part of the experience, it’s not the whole UX designing.
There is no problem to being a UI designer, but if you really want to become a master of user experience designing then you have to abandon the comfortable lifestyle and look forward.
SHOW A DEVIENT ATTITUDE
If you want to become a good user experience designer you have to adopt UX designer’s behavior and change your attitude. Being a designer we always look after what our roles are. Apart from that, in UX designing we have to show flexibility and discontinue the thinking “it’s not my field of ability”.
A USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER SHOULD HAVE POTENTIAL TO CHANGE THE CONVENTIONAL BUSINESS STANDARDS
We are always rigid towards the work of other people if not done properly done, we don’t solve the issue. After all we are not responsible for their work, and we are not paid to do work.
As said early we show rigid attitude towards other work. If anyone call himself a UX designer he is responsible for any everything which has some relations and impacts on user experience.
A user experience person should be deviant from other designers. He should change the old conventional standards, roles and approaches of doing business. You have to become strong, determent and stay firm for good user experience even if you face any problem or issue.
Think of situation when you are not allowed to use a specific design method. Someone says it’s against the company’s policy and brand guidelines. What will you do in this condition?
A user interface designer may bow his knee before the problem. But a UX designer would not accept that as branding is not his filed of concern. They work in a team with the responsible ones.
This is how a user experience design is created with collaborations of other team members to achieve best user experience.
TEAM WORK IS THE ESSENCES OF GOOD UX
Creating a good user experience can only be achieved by collaboration it can’t be done by single person. There are many requirements and factors which are involved in UX designing. Auser experience designer work with UI-designers, content writers, developers, retailers, mobile specialists and more to create a best experience.
You have to work together in team over different arears such as creation of content, site performance, SEO and social media. All these will help designer to update his user’s experience. This has great importance in multi-channel world.
Due to overuse and excess of many devices and tools the user’s interface design has become more difficult. It is so astounding that it is not very simple for UX designer. We have to look after both movements of users between devices; also need to ponder how they are moving between different channels. For instant, a user may login to Twitter, move to ant search engine site and ends up on daily motion.
In big organizations things are more complicated as users transfer to different departments. Different organizations have different approaches for business, some mange websites with alternate areas and specific parts for mailing lists. This may be a little bit different experience for users.
CROSS THE BOUNDRIES TO EXPAND USER EXPERIENCE
In order to become an expert in user experience designers, it is important to keep the user’s perspective of digital understanding. Digital communication cannot be done in isolation. They are the component of vast client experience. One can have the finest website in the world; but if the client experience is not good, than you have failed to be the best
WHO WAS BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF ZAPPOS WEBSITE?
The reason behind the success of Zappos.cow was not their user interface. It was because of the incredible knowledge shaped by their return and distribution strategy.
I had a work experience once at e-commerce site that deliver frozen prepared meal to the aged people. The people were not mostly comfortable with the thought of e-commerce. What we need is to make the whole thing easy to understand. In order to make things easier from online purchasing experience we need to concentrate on different perspectives and make the user feel comfort regarding security and privacy. But a solution of the experience is not the user interface. Aged customers feel hesitation about the product that had been purchased and shipped to their door. It is a fact especially when the services offered to open the delivered product at client’s house. Being a user interface designer it would be enticing to insert a conformation message on the website saying this is what we are capable of. Apart from that we can inform police to check all shipping personnel to ensure customer comfort.
Always keep in mind the main point that the digital tools we develop are just one small component of the client experience.Other areas such as customer service, fulfillment, governance and strategy are also critical to the experience.
HOW MUCH YOU CAN GO FOR UX?
Is building a website or mobile application is difficult task for you? Are those websites and apps are failed due to less user experience? If all these questions have same answer i.e. “YES”, then you should move on and cross the circle of your limits.
It’s time for queries and team up with each person to develop a better experience. Don’t think that you have all the solution. You have to change all the conventional standards and break stratification between designer and client. Asking many questions and knowing everything about your client may help you to build and improve the user’s experience.