What you HAVE to know about Design UX

(Or apparently, according to this resource.)

So first of all, what is Design UX? Well according to Wikipedia,

User experience design (UX) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and the product.

Okay, cool. So according to Matt Lavoie, we think as a human being ourselves we know what other human beings would want in a product. But we really don’t because “human beings are messy”. So we have to do design research.

He says design research should accomplish 3 things:

  1. we should look to uncover correlations
  2. we should create hypotheses on what causes those correlations
  3. we should eventually reach a conclusion

I could go over everything he says in his post about design research methods, but his wonderful illustrations do a much better job of explaining so I recommend checking out the page yourself. I, myself, will probably refer back to it when I begin design research myself.

In addition, my wonderful mentor shared with me A COMPLETE (not exaggerating) list of UX Resources and Tools. This will probably be referred to later as well.

My mentor providing me with the resources I need.
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