• Helvetica • Steve Jobs
• Unsolicited Re-designs • i.e. Weather Apps • Research and Statistics • Cheeky T-Shirts • Adobe software Things Designers Like: • Comic Sans • Steve Ballmer • Unsolicited Feedback • i.e. “My cousin is a designer” • Opinions and Gut Feelings • Cargo shorts • Gimp software Things Designers Don’t Like:
“ I’ve been amazed at
how often those outside the discipline of design assume that what designers do is decoration - likely because so much bad design simply is decoration. - Good design isn’t. ! - Good design is problem solving. Jeffrey Veen ”
The summation of an individual’s
sensory driven experience, created through their interaction with a particular company, person, and/or other element. user experience in brief.
“ UX is not UI.
UX is an acronym for “user experience.” It is almost always followed by the word “design.” …But these designers aren’t designing things in the same sense as a visual or interface designer. ! - UX is the intangible design of a strategy that brings us to a solution. Erik Flowers @Erik_UX ”
ux is not ui www.uxisnotui.com
UX and UI are buzz words. ! UX = User Experience UI = User Interface ! Be careful, and learn the difference. UX is much more comprehensive and encapsulates many professions in the field. ! Whereas UI generally refers solely to a screen design, or specific designer.
persona research • Target specific
demographics for users • Discover multiple personas • Build out interactions • Test Personas • Tie Personas to Workflows https://blog.mailchimp.com/new-mailchimp-user-persona-research/
wire-framing • Sketching is not
Drawing • Layer your Sketches • Loosen up • Play to your strengths • Focus on Interaction • Design is in the Details http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2011/12/13/messy-art-ux-sketching/