Strive for simplicity

Strive for Simplicity in UX Design

“There’s a big difference between making a simple product & making a product simple.”— Des Traynor

A simple product provides a few common and simple features. A product created for a limited scope and providing a set of functionality within that scope can be called a simple product.

Whereas making a product simple is a different thing.

It means creating a product that provides features based on the users’ needs while ensuring the product simplicity. It is obvious that if a product contains a large number of features, it becomes complicated. Making the user experience simple for this kind of product is a tough job.

“Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.” – C.W. Ceram

A UX designer‘s responsibility is to reduce this complexity in products.

Thier job is to create user scenarios based on customer requirements and convert them into visuals on the user interface. This process needs to be performed carefully so that the product simplicity may not be affected.

UX designers find the best possible ways to resolve customer problems by providing the required features.

While adding features to a product, never sacrifice the clarity and cleanliness of the product. Provide only necessary details with less impact on user experience.

Don’t keep adding features on every demand, otherwise, this will make the product miserable for the user. First, analyze the requirement, see how it will impact the product, and then commit it to the customer.

Make a clear difference between actual requirements and a wish-list. Sometimes customers demand a specific feature that does not add a value to the product. So be aware of such specific requests.

This will make the product complex, increase learning time for users, and reduce simplicity.

“More options, more problems.”— Scott Belsky

A simple user experience that helps users achieve their goals is much better than a complicated collection of features. A reasonable balance between simplicity and features is the best way to proceed.

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