The future of UX design

The future of UX design

User experience design is often thought of as a new or emerging concept in Web design and app design. However, it has been around long before it was ever given the name “user experience.”

While the birth of the Internet didn’t focus at all on user experience or even design for that matter, as the Internet matured and as applications for different technologies emerged, we collectively learned how to make things better and defined how we should interact with websites and applications alike.

As more designers and developers start designing websites and applications that focus more on the experience users have, more information on how to improve user experience have emerged and more designers are able to watch closely how their design decisions impact the users who will be using these sites and apps.

 

We are starting to move more into the why’s and how’s of user experience as we figure out that user experience plays an even more important role in the way we design websites and applications for a variety of different types of users.

We take extra time to analyze how users navigate through our sites, how they go through the purchasing of something on their computer or desktop, and how they use our applications for work or play.

The future of user experience design will help move us more toward refining the body of knowledge that is user experience design as we start experimenting with different interactions and interfaces, watching and studying how users use our sites and apps, and improving on the skills of which we’ve been working on for many years.

 

User experience design will be the product itself

We are starting to move more into the why’s and how’s of user experience as we figure out that user experience plays an even more important role in the way we design websites and applications for a variety of different types of users.

We take extra time to analyze how users navigate through our sites, how they go through the purchasing of something on their computer or desktop, and how they use our applications for work or play.

The future of user experience design will help move us more toward refining the body of knowledge that is user experience design as we start experimenting with different interactions and interfaces, watching and studying how users use our sites and apps, and improving on the skills of which we’ve been working on for many years.

The future of UX design will lead to more skilled designers who only focus on user experience, and companies who understand the importance and are willing to hire skilled designers to help them achieve that.

 

User experience design will be the product itself

With user experience design being experimented with and refined on most sites and applications, as this starts to become perfected the UX design itself will likely turn into its own product.

We are forced not only to refine and perfect certain interactions (i.e. checkout process, application signup, etc.), but we are being forced to look at all the interactions as a whole.

It’s no longer good enough to have a great checkout process; it’s important that the user experience is perfected from moment a user clicks to your site all the way to when they complete an order, and it is just as important as the product that they purchased.

In order to achieve this, every person on the project has to be on board. There is no longer a “handoff” of design to a development team to implement then to launch. User experience design now and in the future will start from the moment a project is started, all the way through launch, and even after launch with testing and refining.

This requires everyone on the project to be conscious of user experience and work toward the same goals.

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