Thanks for your feedback, Leonardo. I’ve made an update to the article to include more on design thinking. I believe that design thinking and the design fundamentals I’ve mentioned come hand in hand and are equally important in becoming a strong UX designer. Depending on where the designer works, there may be a dedicated visual designer and…
Thanks for the feedback, Marla! I completely agree that a UX designer often has to act as a counterweight to the instincts of the visual designer. I see it as learning the basic rules first, and then learning when/how to break those rules. Also, I’ve made an update to the article to include more on design thinking!
I don’t design on Windows but I did a quick Google search and found some existing tools that are available on Windows. Check it out here — http://www.creativebloq.com/web-design/top-10-prototyping-tools-2016-21619216
It honestly depends on what the product is. The context of the product and who the target audience are would affect whether I design with interactions that people are familiar with or if I rather implement something completely new. Both have their benefits so it’s best to focus on how to create and improve an experience opposed to thinking about trends.
Thanks! I don’t think computer science is a unrelated field. Having experience in programming can be a huge asset for UX. Your knowledge in programming allows you to prototype your work as well as communicating easier with developers.
Graphic design isn’t about “making things look pretty”. Yes, there’s a strong visual component to it but the core is actually in communication. It’s about conveying and communicating ideas through imagery, text, and layout composition, etc. I completely agree with the quote, which is why good UX is often invisible. But as a tip for people completely…