UX Design Guide for your website
I primarily concerned with how the website feels.
My goal is to make the user’s interaction as efficient and simple as possible. I usually write various website user scenarios and building patterns of interaction. Also I prototype a website interface and create the website logic via wireframes.
I’ve assembled a list of four (4) UX guides that I use in my UX design process. This help me understand how and why in order to make my website UX decisions into the final design.
I start thinking about the users. Who are they, where are they from? Where can I find them? I take a look at all the design website requirements and goal in close collaboration with client, and list out the questions about things that is still in my doubt, even things that I am not sure about then give it to the users.
Sometime I do survey and collect ideas from users. There is not always good ideas, but there will be some really good ideas come from the users. And then I create the user flow with the data from different sides to make sure it easy and smooth for the users and hence create a better experience.
Generating ideas for design
This is the most fun part from my side, This is something that give everyone a first visual impression about the website. I design the wireframes to help me identify potential challenges and gaps with the sitemap. The main point of wireframes is to let everyone gives their idea, exploring options and once everyone agrees on one, we can start further design without any changes or confusion.
Turning ideas into concrete design
Once I am done with the wireframes, I start work out the visual design. this part is about beauty, colours, spacing, padding, font size. I create a style guide, to help me keep consistency of designs. And start thinking about the usability of each UI design elements such form inputs, labels, buttons size…etc. I need to make sure the designs are pixel perfect.
Evaluating the design
So finally the first version of our awesome website is developed and launched, I validate the design. I use Google Analytic tools to track how users use the website, how they interact, can they get the goal that we want them to? If not then give the solutions, recommendation to improve the function, design.
And finally, we will repeat what we did from the first step, research, then analysis, then design, then validate it. This is one of the common design process. I just gave you a first impression of how the website design process is.
Thanks for reading and give me comments for what you disagree. No comment? how about a recommendation, this is how you can do it.