UX design is one of the most important and often misunderstood segments of the design process. Often, many design projects place the least emphasis on the overall user experience, whereas, at other times, user interface is mistaken as user experience. In either case, the outcome is disastrous.
As such, the role of the UX designer becomes crucial to the success of any design project. Now, what makes a good UX designer and what is UX design? In this post, I will attempt to answer these question.
How is a UX Designer Different?
UX design is different, but does that mean a UX designer is different from other designers too? If so, how?
Simply put, a UX designer cannot afford to take luxuries that might be available to other designers. For instance, a web designer can complain about poor content that does not go well with the design. Similarly, a graphic designer can complain about things that are beyond the scope of his or her work.