Stages in the UX Design Process

Stages in the UX Design Process

I think it’s safe to say that there is no one correct or foolproof method of the UX designing process. It changes according to the customer’s requirements and your idea behind the product.

Good user experience is the first step to success, and therefore should be thought out carefully before execution. In this article, we have summed up the basic processes of UX designing to help you through the ordeal.

  1. Understanding

    Understanding your brand requirements and the needs of target audiences lays the foundation for your process. Go through meetings after meetings to determine what you need from this product, as that will ultimately help you the most in the designing task. Make hypothetical personas and research tirelessly to make your foundation a solid one.

  2. Analysis

    The analysis would include further research, but they would be based on specific personas that you and your team come up with. Kick-off user researches which can range from interviews to online surveys and get in touch with the needs of the people.

  3. Sketching and prototyping

    From the understanding of your research start visualizing and sketching out your first ideas of your product. Make sure that you incorporate members from your design team in this process, as it saves you a lot of time later. Brainstorm and create prototypes based on the preliminary sketches.

  4. Design

    Finalize your ideas and create a design that reflects thoughts from the first meeting you had. Colors, fonts, spaces, images, background, and whatnot, use your research and the team of designers to come up with the perfect solution to everything and finish designing your product.

  5. Implementation and testing

    Roll out the product and work efficiently with the feedback you gain from it. Revise your product according to the people’s critique and this will bring your designing process to rest.

It takes a lot of meetings, research, and coffees to come up with a design that gets an “aye” from everyone, but once your product is out and you see its success, all those meetings seem worthwhile. You need to find yourself a process which works for you the best and execute it to perfection.