5 Common Mistakes of UX Designers ❌
Courtesy of @pieces_of_ux
Here are the most common UX mistakes you should avoid from our point of view 👇
🔴 Not Talking to Real Users
🔴 Skipping Analysis
🔴 Rushing with Interface Design
🔴 Hooking on Buzzwords
🔴 Letting Peers Guide Designs
1 Not talking to real users
Its called User Experience for a reason guys. Designing anything without talking to those who are going to use it is lust guessing.
2 Skipping analysis
It’s simple. You can’t solve the problem until you know what the problem is. Analyze the problem, support it with research and then try to solve it.
3 Rushing with interface design
Rushing with interface design stands a good chance of having a nice Dribbble post but with a terrible experience. Figma or Sketch are problem-solving tools. Please do not start with them.
4 Hooking on buzzwords
You can play buzzword bingo all the time. MVPs, Hypothesis, Lean process, Double diamond, pivots, focus groups, A/B tests, etc. Unless you can explain terms you use, avoid them.
5 Letting peers guide designs
The design should be about the most appropriate solution for a problem. And not about the opinion of your girlfriend, boss, or current Dribbble trend. Make data-informed decisions, not opinion-based decisions.
How to avoid those mistakes?
- Always get out of the building and talk to users
- Analyze problems and challenges, make a life of users easier
- Do not start with problem-solving tools (Figma, Sketch, etc.)
- Use only buzzwords you can explain and use in practice
- Make data-informed decisions, not opinion-based
Bonus — tools that may be useful in your designer way:
Webflow — all-in-one web design tool that allows users to design, build, and launch responsive websites visually.
Flowkit — allows designers to create frighteningly fast user flows within Sketch and Figma.
Crello — the simplest online image editor. A simple but powerful tool to create awesome designs for any social media format — posts, covers, graphics, and posters using the best software on the web. It’s easy! A lot of animated designs.
Designmodo — a timesaving tool that helps create websites and email builders designed for developers, designers, marketers, and non-tech users.
LPgenerator — professional landing page platform for your business to generate new leads and increase sales.
Leadpages — lets you build beautiful, high-converting websites, unlimited landing pages, pop-up forms you can add to your other websites.