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Consequences of bad UX design and how to recover from it

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#1 Confusing or difficult to use

If a product or system is confusing or difficult for users to understand and use, it can lead to frustration and abandonment. This can result in lost sales or customers and damage a company’s reputation.

#2 Poor usability

If a product or system is not designed with usability in mind, it can be frustrating and inefficient for users. This can lead to decreased productivity and satisfaction, and can ultimately drive users away from the product or service.

#3 Lack of accessibility

If a product or system is not designed to be accessible to all users, it can exclude people with disabilities or impairments from using it. This not only limits the potential user base but can also create legal liabilities for the company.

#4 Inconsistent design

If a product or system has an inconsistent design, it can be confusing and disorienting for users. This can lead to errors and decreased efficiency, and can ultimately harm the user experience.

#1 Conduct user research

To understand the needs and goals of your target users, it’s important to conduct user research. This can include interviews, surveys, focus groups, or usability testing to gather insights on user behaviors, motivations, and pain points.

#2 Define your design goals

Based on your user research, define specific design goals that address the needs and goals of your users. These goals should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART goals).

#3 Create prototypes

Use your design goals to create low-fidelity prototypes that allow you to test and iterate on your design ideas. Prototyping can help you identify and address potential problems early on in the design process.

#4 Test your prototypes

Once you have created prototypes, it’s important to test them with real users to get feedback on their usability and effectiveness. This can be done through usability testing, where users perform specific tasks with the prototype, or through user interviews, where you ask users about their experiences with the prototype.

#5 Iterate and improve

Based on the feedback you receive from testing, make adjustments to your design and continue to iterate and improve until you have a design that meets the needs and goals of your users.


Getting the best outcome for your UX design requires a structured design process that involves user research, prototyping, testing, and iteration. By following these steps, you can create a design that is effective, efficient, and enjoyable for your users.



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Dushyant Kanungo

Director of UX @Galaxy UX Studio | Host of UX Banter podcast | Author of UX Decoded | ADPList Mentor