Most Common UX Design Methods and Techniques
User experience plays an important role in attracting customers and new visitors to your website. To create great experiences for users, the following content contains a list of the most common methods and techniques used by UX Designers. Also, you will learn how UX web designers have upped their game over the years to keep consumers fascinated with their products.
UX Designers as they create a great experience for users make sure that they conduct value proposition. A value proposition is geared to ask questions concerning the product, like; “What is it?”, “Who is it for?”, and “How it will be used to satisfy customer’s needs and expectations?” During this stage, the web designer’s documents key business objectives and validate them according to their clients’ and stakeholders’ response.
The next stage is studying UX web attributes which are critical to success in the context of the key business objectives. This is done to ensure that the product DNA is not lost as the designers try to make the product efficient and appealing to the users.
The third and important action taken by the designers is to carefully determine the current state of each UX web design attribute. The rating is done on the scale of poor and excellent. Some attributes may not add value to the product thus making the product less productive compared to other items.
The fourth stage is where the designer solely studies each attribute to determine whether to drop it, improve it, or leave it the way it is. This is done to determine the success of the desired state of each UX attribute. The success is determined based on a scale from poor to excellent. This stage is crucial because once the produced attributes are scaled; the designers get an opportunity to know what the new improvements will be and how they will be done without losing the original attribute. In this stage, the designers look for ways to make the product better and more appealing.
Lastly, the fifth stage is the final stage where UX designers do value proposition. Generally what is done at this stage is identifying activities and design work which can be done to improve UX web design state. The value proposition is solely concerned with identifying clear, measurable and demonstrable benefits consumers can enjoy after purchasing the product.
The foundation of a product life-cycle is product strategy. It is crucial for designers and the management of a well-formulated execution plan which lays a foundation for further development. Product strategy gives the designers to zero in on a specific target audience. Zeroing helps the UX designers’ find opportunities to study their targeted consumers in order to customize their products according to consumer’s attributes.
This is a comprehensive study done to target and analyze competitor’s products. The main goal is to discover what is working for other companies within the industry. It is important to borrow management or innovative ideas to see if they will work to improve UX products in order to gain competitive advantage.
This is a very important technique because it inspires web designers to come up with ideas inspired by data about the people. Uncovering people’s lives, thoughts and values give the designers a chance to come up with a product doesn’t conflict with consumer’s environment or culture.
UX web designers conduct interviews with stakeholders from both inside and outside the organization. This exercise is done in order to step up their game because it’s from the interviewee that they can know what features to prioritize and therefore define key performance indicators (KPI) in order to improve the user experience.
This is detailed, existing product analysis which highlights both good and bad web design practices. This practice gives UX web designers an opportunity to visualize the current product state in relation to usability.
All the above techniques employed by UX web designers are geared to improve the user experience. Unless the user is satisfied with their products, the company – with time – will sink due to lack of relevancy.
At Krome, we specialise in website design services and do incorporate the above UX methods and techniques into our website designs. If you or your client are interested in creating a site, it’s time to tell us about your project or have a chat about what we can do. You can contact us here.