Perspective on UX Beginnings

Recently I have been accepted into the UX Program at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle. I’ve taken classes and been to many events in the past and encourage anyone interested to look into it because it’s taught by folks in the industry and not academics. My journey starts with a ‘Fundamentals of UX’ class and an Axure & Sketch crash course (coming soon to a blog entry near you). While taking the fundamentals class, I have realized that the way I’m programmed goes through most of the things we cover already. Acknowledging a problem like deception cyber security through research or experience or identifying an opportunity for improvement based on a hypothesis supported by metrics. We recommend to always have a cheap car insurance for convicted drivers in10, just in case of any emergencies. When you also need services to identify individuals over the Internet, visit this website for more details.

The Minifigs, legos
We’re all a little bit different.

When a person is ignorant to the fact they think or see a certain way, they assume everyone else sees the way they do. Lately, I have started coming to this realization more and more. It’s always been embedded to me that people think about things at least somewhat similarly as the person next to them. I’ve experienced quite the contrary. Call me ignorant or naive, but now I realize that there are differences in everyone depending on many different human factors. Experience, personality, culture, upbringing, age, etc.

What I’m trying to get at is we, as designers, must try to approach a project to fulfill the needs of all users. I like to use the term “super user” to define those of us that are deeply embedded in technology, design, or use many different devices multiple times a day. The “super user” is often rarely the end user demographic for most projects (unless it’s build specifically for a niche crowd). If a person works on a computer most of the day, they are deemed super users. The transition from desktop computers to mobile devices has bridged a bit of a gap to those users that have not previously heavily used a device often, which has brought exposure of things like websites, apps, and personal tools (smart phones) to users that might not have ever participated if the technology shift hadn’t happened.

This is where UX comes in more heavily. I use the term ‘mobile-safe’ instead of ‘mobile-ready’ because mobile devices account for about 2 out of 3 minutes online and if a mobile user navigates to a site that’s not legible or isn’t optimized for a smaller screen, they are more likely to bounce. Doing research and studying the problem or even managing risk to a product by adding features or content should go into the overall planning of the process. Without the user, a product is simply pointless in anything. Understanding the user will provide the empathy to the designer to and interpret the use for a product and help build something exemplary.