UX design (User experience) is design, use to create products that provide meaningful and relevant experiences to users. A UX designer is concerned with the entire process of acquiring and integrating a product.What is the User Experience? And where do you have to start to become a UX Designer? What does a UX Designer do, specifically?In this article, I want to answer these questions in detail!Ready? Ok come on, let’s start!.User Experience How a person feels when using a product. Or more formally, according to the definition given by ISO 9241-210, it is a person’s responses and perceptions resulting from the use of a product, system or service.
The different roles within UX Design
In a recent UX Mastery article , Matthew Magain talks about the different specializations of UX Designer:
- User Researcher: focuses his tasks on conducting user interviews and behavior analysis;
- Information Architect: focuses on tasks such as organizing website content, how the search engine should work, what names to use in menus, etc .;
- Content Specialist or Strategist: focuses on tasks such as writing, structuring content to be delivered on different devices, interface texts in titles and labels etc .;
- Interaction Designer: responsible for defining the interaction flow in an application, and how the user navigates through it. He also thinks about the transitions between the screens, usually inspired by real-world metaphors;
- Visual Designer: focuses on typography, layout, colors, graphics, visual effects, images, textures, mood;
- Project Manager: plans, organizes and controls the project and its team – including activities related to UX;
User Interface Designer (UI)
Unlike UX Designer, UI Designers are particularly concerned with how information is arranged in the product interface. They are in charge of designing each of the screens with which people interact, ensuring that the interface communicates the flow that UX Designer has designed.
isual Designer (Graphic Designer)
Similar to UI Designer, Visual Designer is responsible for the visual art of the product. It is the pixel guy, who is not concerned with how the screens relate to each other, but whether each screen is beautiful, clear and well presented to users. They are also the ones who create the icons and controls, and define the typography and styles of the product. In some places UI Designer = Visual Designer; elsewhere they are separate roles.
Interaction Designer (IxD)
It is the professional who thinks about animations, interactions, transitions, messages, confirmations, errors. In some cases he is more concerned with the motion design of the interface, in other cases he has a broader job of thinking about the continuity of the experience between screens.
It is a broader role than the previous ones, as several different companies use the same name to designate different roles. Perhaps it is the most “wild” of the papers – since it can define product features, design flows, screens, and even write a few lines of code. Some companies intentionally prefer to call their UX / UI / Interaction Designers Product Designers to encourage collaboration between everyone and avoid setting more precise boundaries between one role and another.
What is UX Design (User Experience)?
There are many definitions that you can find. But in my view:
UX Design or User Experience Design ,is the ability to understand and solve problems focused on the user. UX involves usability (how easy it is to use), accessibility (accessible to all types of people, with any condition) and how pleasant the relationship between the user and your product is; [In other words] is making a person’s life as easy and intuitive as possible when using a service or product.