Learn From Your Unhappy Customers

unhappy customers
“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” — Bill Gates

You are designing for your customers. You get their requirements and work hard to meet them. Sometimes your customer becomes very happy to see the outcome. And at times, he does not satisfy with your efforts and you must go to extra miles to achieve the desired results.

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Adopting Innovation in UX

Innovation in UX

“Asking users to adopt new behaviors or even modify their existing behaviors is very, very hard.” — Khoi Vinh

Change is difficult to accept, but is always for good.

When a user is continuously using a product, he becomes comfortable with it, although it might have several shortcomings. He does not want to change the way he is working on the product.

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Design is Everywhere

Design is everywhere
“Design is everywhere. From the dress you’re wearing to the smartphone you’re holding, it’s design.”— Samadara Ginige

That’s very true!

Design is not limited to the digital world, but instead everything we use in our daily life is designed for human ease.

The hairbrush that you use every day is designed in a way that provides good usability when you are brushing your hair. 

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Look at Usual Things With Unusual Eyes

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“Look at usual things with unusual eyes.”–Vico Magistretti

Being a UX designer, you must have an eye to look usual things in an unusual way.

Just look at the text editor you are using right now.

Can you feel that there are few things that need to improve? Maybe visual artefacts or logical grouping of options on UI?

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Do Not Seek Praise, Seek Criticism

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“Do not seek praise, seek criticism.”–Paul Arden

Everyone loves to be praised for his or her good work. It feels really good when someone appreciates you, your work, or your actions.

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Whitespace in Design

White space in Design

“Whitespace is like air: it is necessary for design to breathe.” –Wojciech Zieliński

Whitespace or empty space is an important entity in our life. Just look around you. Your living room is filled with different items. Within four walls, there would be tables, chairs, cabinets, sofas and other items.

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It may have already been “said”, but not by me!

Unique Content
“Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.” — André Gide

This quote can be well understood in terms of UX design concepts. Just tell me, how many times you have studied the design principles? Or, how many times you have been asked to follow UI guidelines?

Perhaps thousands of times!

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User Testing at Initial Design Stages

user testing

“Testing with one user early in the project is better than testing with 50 near the end.” — Steve Krug

User testing helps immensely to improve your design decisions. Its importance cannot be neglected in design process. The design process that you follow needs to involve user testing at each stage. 

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