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— Alan Cooper, Software Designer and Programmer
It’s easy to get stuck in a design bubble and lose sight of who you are designing for. Throughout the process, remember to take a moment to step back and review your progress compared to the user goals . Ask yourself if what you’ve designed so far does indeed behave like a likeable person. Is it respectful of the user’s objectives? Is it generous and helpful in guiding them through their journey?
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— Scott Belsky, Chief Product Officer
Simplicity is everything when it comes to great UX. As Albert Einstein famously said, “Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple.” The user experience of any product should be as straightforward as possible; a...
— Dain Miller, Web Developer
UX and UI are inextricably linked, but they are two very separate roles — and Dain Miller describes their relationship perfectly. UI is all about ...
— Dr. Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover
Something that more and more companies are realizing: good design is great for the bottom line. According to the Design Value In...
— John Maeda, Designer and Technologist
Design is the glue that holds everything together, and much like baking a cake, good UX relies on a combination of ingredients. What does this mean in real-world terms? Design needs to be present from day one of a project; it can’t be merely an after...
— Lorinda Mamo, Designer / Creative Director
Creating great user experiences is all about telling a story and bringing things to life. Building a detailed narrative around your user helps you to walk in their shoes and understand where they’re coming from. As Justin Daab explains , stories ...
— Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist
This final quote from Albert Einstein reflects a crucial part of the UX design process: framing the problem. As a UX designer, your ultimate mission is to solve a specific user problem, and this starts with defining a clear and actionable problem st...
UX design is crucial to just about everything. It renders the latest technology accessible to the masses, makes our favourite apps and websites a pleasure to use, and determines which brands and products we return to over and over again. To put it simply, design matters.
UX designers can m...
— Samadara Ginige, Designer and Developer
As a designer, it’s important to think beyond apps and websites. Even if you’re working primarily in the digital space, remember that you’re literally surrounded by design. From architecture to fashion, right down to the simplest everyday objects l...
— Brenda Laurel, PhD, Independent Scholar
Design isn’t just about aesthetics. It’s the art of making things usable — be it an app, a gadget or a simple everyday object like a chair. UX design is nothing without human interaction, and if a product isn’t fully able to serve its purpose, the ...
— Jennifer Morla, Creative Director
Things don’t always go to plan, and you may end up taking a design detour. The design process lends itself to creativity and experimentation, so it’s normal to stumble upon different ideas that hadn’t come up originally. As long as you remain devoted to t...
— Fred Beecher, Director of UX, The Nerdery
Here, Fred Beecher pretty much sums up UX design in a nutshell. It’s a common challenge that UX designers face: explaining to others exactly what they do, and attempting to convey just how crucial UX is to just about everything! This quote also r...
— Blake Ross, Co-creator of Mozilla Firefox
A product is only ever as good as its UX. You can have the most innovative technology, but if it isn’t user-friendly, it will struggle to reach mainstream adoption. Products like the iPod and the iPhone would never have become so popular based on ...
— Robert L. Peters, Graphic Designer
Robert L. Peters highlights a very important point here: design is so much more than just making things pretty. UX design influences the way we use technology, which in turn has a huge impact on our day-to-day lives. In a business setting, design shapes...
— Billy Gregory, Senior Accessibility Engineer
This tweet from Billy Gregory, Senior Accessibility Engineer at The Paciello Group , serves as a stark reminder that
— Frank Chimero, Designer
Good UX design is all about putting the user first. Any aspect of a website, app or software that doesn’t consider the user’s needs is ultimately doomed to fail. A huge part of the UX design process is getting to know your target audience: what are their goals? Wh...
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