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

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“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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Design for Humans and Not for Computers

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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 design process 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.

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Make Design Decisions Along with Your Customer

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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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