“There’s a big difference between making a simple product & making a product simple.”— Des Traynor
A simple product provides few very common and simple features. A product which is created for a limited scope and provides a set of functionality within that scope can be called as simple product.
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“When I design, I work very hard to make the interface experience feel like there’s a human on the other end, not a computer. “— Aarron Walter
A design should be created to fulfill its users’ needs. The first step of a is to understand requirements and users — to meet the user and understand his behavior, his working environment, his likes and dislikes and his way of thinking. design process
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“Consistency is one of the most powerful usability principles: when things always behave the same, users don’t have to worry about what will happen.”— Jakob Nielsen
Consistency is the key principle of UX design. A usable and user-friendly design always provides a consistent experience.
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“None of us is as smart as all of us. Keeping your ideas to yourself is detrimental. Diversity of people equals diversity of ideas.” — Denise Jacobs
Sometimes people feel reluctant to share their ideas with others as they are afraid of being wrong. They assume that others will make fun of their thinking.
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“If a picture is worth 1000 words, a prototype is worth 1000 meetings.” – Tom & David Kelley
The idiom “A picture is worth a thousand words” refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single still image.
The same is the case with a prototype. A prototype is a clickable journey of your proposed design.
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“I get very uncomfortable when someone makes a design decision without customer contact.” – Dan Ritzenthaler
Make your customer part of your design process. Meet them, get requirements from them and involve them in your discussions, ideas and decisions.
This helps you to understand their needs, the way they work and even the way they think, and thus makes it easier for you to create a desirable product for them.
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“If we want users to like our software we should design it to behave like a likeable person: respectful, generous and helpful.”–Alan Cooper
Make sure to create a design that is respectful, generous and helpful for your user.
A design is respectful if it gives respect to its user, and takes care of user’s needs.
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