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How to Become a UI/UX designer - Initial Steps

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How to Become a UI/UX designer - Initial Steps

Know the Roles

A better understanding of what exactly you want to do will help you to

choose the right path from the beginning, for this you have to research

on different roles.

• Do you like working on the visual part of design? Then you should become a visual designer (UI).

• Do you like thinking through the concept of how the product works with the user?, then you should become a user experience designer (UX).

• Do you like to deeply understand the product & be in charge of the product, know and improve it? Then you should become a product designer.

Credits : 7 steps to beconne a UI/UX designer by Nicole Saidy

Learn Design Principles.

Before you start thinking creatively, you have to learn some basic

design principles,this will help you to identify good and bad design

Color

Balance

Visual Hierarchy

Contrast

Typography

Design Guidelines

Learn about UI design Do's and Don'ts, color, typography, usability. Material design by google and Human interface guidelines from apple are best options to start.

Human Interface Guidelines.

Material design

lawsofux.com

Get Inspired

Starting from a blank canvas will be hard for a beginner, So you have to look at other designs to start creating your own,

Here are my favorite websites for inspiration

Dribbble

Muzli

Pttrns

Uplabs

Awwwards

Choose & Learn the tools.

You don't need to learn all tools to become a ui / ux expert. Personal suggestion, choose the one that suits you best, below you can find a list of the latest programs. GoogIe for more details.

Sketch for interface design

Figma for interface design with collaboration capability

Adobe XD for interface design, prototyping

Invision App for prototyping and collaboration

Microblogs

Follow & Turn on notifications for these microblogs @instagram

UI

@the.dsgnr - short ui ux articles

@ui.helen - Giving tips on UI/UX

@lubosvolkov - ui/ux Tips

@bojanovakovic - ui/ux design process

UX

• @ux.by.ana - UX Consultant

• @uxgoodies - UX Guides

• @anfisign - UX & product strategy

• @misaac85 - Giving tips on UX

its hard to add everyone, these are my favs.

Read articles

The best way to get familiar with design, is to read a few articles everyday, Bookmark or keep it as your browser homepage.

• Medium

• principles.design

• Crash Course: UI Design by Jeff Wang

• 7 steps to become a UI/UX designer

Start with Concepts

Take screenshots of popular apps like Facebook, Youtube, Instagram. Try to take at least 5 screenshots from each app. Open it up in your UI design software.Analyzing the screenshots will help you to identify the basic principles used in these apps. Then, start practicing to create new concepts by Re-designing it.

What else would you like to learn? Follow @kalypsodesigns for more.

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