Product design is the process of creating products that offer solutions to a problem in a specific market. Successful product design both serves a business and incorporates users’ needs. Product design includes digital tools, experience design, and physical products.
Product design’s foundations start with the design thinking ideology.
Design thinking was developed as a user-centric way to integrate the needs of real users into technological and business requirements that are a result of solving complex problems.
The UX design process typically follows an approach similar to a design thinking, which consists of five basic phases:
The Neilsen Group reported for a UX designer wireframes and prototypes are the most commonly produced artefacts in this process, followed by flowcharts, site maps, and usability/analytics reports. This shouldn't discredit however the need for empathy tools like personas etc
Collaborative product development aims to involve customers—as well as employees and industry partners—in the product creation process and beyond.
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