What is User Experience (UX) Design?

User Experience (UX) Design defines in simple terms.

It’s been a long time since I created a blog post. Why? From being General Virtual Assistant, One year ago, I was hired and offered a job that I was never heard before that is,  To become a User Experience UX Designer.
Someone wants to hire me to part of his Product team. Under Product team, I will be handling technical design. He explains to me what are the common task that will do.  Most of the time I will mockups and wireframes for the newly created product. Part of my job is to become a UX Designer.
 
My response….. What?
 
I never heard this term before. I don’t know about web designing either anything about developing.
 
User experience (UX) design is the process of creating products. It provides meaningful and relevant experiences to users.
 
This involves the design of the entire process. The process of acquiring and integrating the product. This including aspects of branding, design, usability, and function.
 
In simple term, UX Designer is creating products that users can form meaningful experiences with.
 
Think of it this way, before you develop a website for example, as a user you want to visualize how it works. The pages, the buttons and the placement of the object in the page. It could be done through wireframes, prototype or mock-up. Let me give discuss briefly what are those.
 
A wireframe is an image or set of images which displays the functional elements of a website or page. Wireframes are used for planning a site’s structure and functionality. Usually, it’s a skeletal a skeletal three-dimensional model in which only lines and vertices are represented.
 
It could be done in a simple handmade sketch or using different types of wire-framing app.
 
Wireframe
 
 
Mock Up – High-Level Wireframes. It will give you visual design draft of a design or device. It also shows the basic functionalities in a static way.
 
Unlike wireframes, it will give you the look of icons, typography, colors etc.
 
This is an example of mockup I’ve done in a powerpoint.
 
Sample Mock Up User experience UX design
 
A Prototype is an A User Experience Prototype represents enough of the appearance and function of the product that it can be used for user experience.
 
Unlike Mock in prototype, you can actually feel click, search, comment and do the function of the website. In other words is interactive.
 

Sample Prototype

The easiest way to explain what user experiences UX is by giving you this Phrase.

Use experience is a designing that tells a story

User Experience the design that tells a story

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