Dealt a bad hand this week? Finding it a tad frustrating to be up on your game? Today, we share tips that we’ve gleaned from a couple of our favorite UX Design Instagram accounts.
From tips on defending your design decisions, tips on Wireframing, tools for user interface animations, to best ways to learn UX Design.
Here are a couple:

 

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How to defend your design decisions from @winning_calvin _________________ This is a question that comes up frequently and I decided to share 5 ways in which I have defended design decisions to a client or the rest of my team. Not comprehensive but these will do the trick. Really hope it brings a value to those who really eager to learn how to do this for their work. ⁣ ⁣ 1️⃣Competitor Analysis ___________⁣__________ Show how your work differentiates your client from their competition. This could be in the form of an initial Best in class presentation or competitor analysis. ⁣ 2️⃣User research ___________⁣ Golden rule to UX Design: know your end users. Request for information from client about theirs users. Anything that will help tell you what their pain points or needs are. You design should address these needs specifically. 3️⃣Business impact _________________ Does your design contribute to the business objectives in some way; lead generation, transactions, subscription etc. 4️⃣Data analysis ________________ Use the current data about the site or service to pick up on the critical issues that your design should address. Google Analytics is your friend. 5️⃣User testing _________________ Similar to number 4, you can test with real users and uncover issues or validate your design approach. There is a range of things you could test and this will hinge on what you are trying to achieve. ⁣ Let me know if this is helpful and informative enough. And I might post more. – #creative #dribbble #ux #design #webdesign #graphic #uidesign #userinterface #minimal #inspiration #interface #appdesign #digital #app #creative #webdesigner #userexperience #uxdesign #designinspiration #dailyinspiration #uitrends

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What is the Best Way to Learn UX/UI Design 🏄🏻‍♂️ ———⁣ This is my first post about design tips for beginners/Newbies, and I would like to continue this journey to share with you more tips for clear your thoughts about design and help you to choose a right career with right tools, step by step! . ———⁣ 📍Understand Difference This is very important when you are choosing design skills where you have many categories in design then I think you should know the difference like between UX/UI Design. ❓What does a UX designer do ❓What does a UI designer do . ———⁣ 📍Find the right career for you Many of guys still getting confused or might be stuck in UX/UI design because most of us think that it is the same or one skill, but It is not true. Understand: 1️⃣: UX is not part Of UI, UI is part of UX 2️⃣: UX is a big umbrella where many things come under this like UIDesign, InteractionDesign, VisualDesign and more. 3️⃣: Asking every time the wrong questions ‘How I can be good or become in UX/UI designer’ beside this ‘How I can improve UI design skills’, or ‘What should I start first UX or UI design’ and there many other ways but first find your right purpose. . ———⁣ 📍Choose Right Tools for your work There are plenty of tools available for design, choose the right tool for the right purpose. It’s doesn’t matter its for the Windows or Mac just choose that you enjoy most. . ———⁣ 📍Learn from Valuable Sources There are thousands of website available who providing a ton of content about design, Please use it. Read Blogs, Watch YouTube and Also make process. (Learn how to goals Chunking achieving big goals like UI Designer). . ———⁣ 📍Read books for learning the design process. . ———⁣ There is a purpose, That’s why you are here, I believe in you that’s why I wanna help you to improve your life & career as a designer. Would you like to see more tips every Monday? Share your thoughts ⬇️ . . . . . #uxdesign #uidesign #webdesign #appdesign #ui #ux #uiux #design #userinterface #userexperience #interface #graphicdesign #portfolio #animation #website #webdesigner #designtools #photoshop #designinspiration #behance #dribbble #html #css #art #creative #thebeeest #uitrends #designwithfaizur

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💡I believe as UX designers, we are really, ‘Choice Architects’ – – ❔What is a ‘Choice Architect?” – – 📙As defined in the book, ‘Nudge’ by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein – – 🤔‘A choice architect is responsible for organising the context in which people make decisions’. _________________ – 📄If you design forms that people need to fill out – You are a choice architect. – 🛍️If you design an e-commerce store where people can pick clothes from – You are a choice architect. – ✈️If you design a travel app where people can select flights – You are a choice architect. – – 📱In designing any digital application, there are always constraints. It must be technically feasible. There are device size limitations. There may be brand guidelines. – – 😇A good UX designer knows, that seemingly arbitrary decisions such as, where to put buttons or a menu will have an effect on how people use the application. – – For example: – – 💻Using familiar UI patterns will lead to increased usability. – ✔️The more choices you include, the longer it will take to make a decision. – 💠Elements in close proximity will be ‘grouped’ together in the users mind. _________________ – 📲A good product is not only aesthetically pleasing but also ‘works’ – – 👌Great designers will know that they cannot build the perfect product but they can make deliberate design decisions to deliver the right experience. #ux #ui #userexperience #wireframes #wip #webdesign #appdesign #designinspiration #sketchbook #uxdesign #uxsketching #uxdesigner #uidesigner #uxuidesigner #productdesign #productmanagement #innovation #alwayslearning #designthinking #inspiration #uiux #uidesign #uitrends #onmydesk #design #designer #html #css #instaux #dailyui

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✒Been continuing on with these wireframes 🙂 Added some color this time! Let me know your thoughts!! – – – 📃Today I want to talk about a principle in UX called ‘Occam’s Razor’ This principle states that when presented with competing hypothetical answers to a problem, one should select the one that makes the fewest assumptions. – – ❓Erm, what on earth are you chatting about?? – – 👂I definitely hear you guys lets break it down – – 📱In UX Design we are challenged with micro design problems that our users face on a day to day basis. Ranging from using swipe vs using tap to displaying more options in limited spaces all the way to aligning business objectives with user research. – – 👉When we are presented with these problems we sometimes want to challenge the status quo and come up with an elaborate design system but really UX is about taking a step back and trying to solve problems with the most intuitive and simplest UX possible. – – 📚For further reading check out thelawsofux.com – – #ux #ui #userexperience #wireframes #wip #webdesign #appdesign #designinspiration #wireframe #penandinkdrawing #penandpaper #uxdesign #tombow #designthinking #designmastery #uxsketching #uidesign #dailyinspiration #graphicdesigner #userinterface #journaling #bulletjournal #instaux #instaui #innovation #graphicdesign #graphicdesignui #uixigers #sketchbook #dribbble

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These are the tools I have actually used in my design Career as a Graphic designer then a UI designer and UX designer. – – 🔸Photoshop. First on my list and the first software I fell in love with. At that time I was into photography and there was no better software to edit images. Over time I used it for Graphic design of posters and web designs. It’s the limitless creative capability that it offers that makes it an industry favorite. – – 🔸Axure RP. My absolute favorite. Ran into this software when I was researching what software UX designers use to support the different methodologies like Information Architecture, user journeys, sitemaps, wireframes and prototypes in one software. Not being a design tool you would need to use another tool alongside it. – – 🔸Sketchapp. My latest crush. A more vector based software that is cheaper than Photoshop and Illustrator. I had not got into it because of it being an exclusively Mac software. But despite this it’s ability to be used by a UX designer and UI designer without changing software makes super powerful. Expect to see more wireframes in this medium. Let me know what you use. #wireframes #wireframe #dribbble #design #webdesign #graphic #uidesign #userinterface #minimal #inspiration #interface #appdesign #digital #app #creative #webdesigner #userexperience #uxdesign #designinspiration #dailyinspiration #uitrends

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7 Tips On Colors in Interface Design 🔥 ____________ I would like to continue sharing more detailed design tips … The idea is to share with you the tips along with the practical visual examples … Let’s have a look at them. ____________ 🧐 Why are colors important? _______ It plays a huge role in every single design … It allows your to setup the right voice and tone of the design … Choosing the right color scheme can have a huge impact on overall project & brand success … I highly recomend to test and validate every color you are going to use in your design projects. . Color tips _______ 1️⃣ Consider psychology of colors 2️⃣ Understand your audience 3️⃣ Balance the colors 4️⃣ Work with the brand personality 5️⃣ Contrast is important 6️⃣ Blue color is the king 7️⃣ Be aware of color blindness . 🤯 Key takeaways _______ Contrast is everything … We often forget that our users might not have high quality screens with high brightness … To avoid any issues use tools like webaim.org to validate your contrast ratio … Lastly do not forget about people with color disabilities and choose the colors wisely … This will help you to design more accessible and friendly products. ____________ ➡️ Would you like to see similar tip posts like this more often? … No worries! I will keep sharing my other photos and designs! . . . #portfolio #digital #appdesign #designinspiration #productdesign #uxdesigner #graphic #webdesigner #uitrends #dailyinspiration #userinterface #designtools #photoshop #uiux #uxdesign #designbooks #designwithlubos #color #colorscheme #colourpalette #fonts #type #designer #graphicdesign

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