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Laura Coughlan

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The UX Design Process in 6 Steps

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The UX Design Process in 6 Steps

A user experience design process is on iterative method that helps you continuously improve your designs.

Stage 1 : Understand

If you have 4 hours to chop down a tree, spend the first 3 hours sharpening your axe.

Starting any project, you need to understand the basics: our user, Your brand: What's their problem?

Stage 2: Research

Now you know what questions you're trying to solve, its time for research.

Your research will be the life of your project. What you discover will lay the foundation for how your entire project will turn out.

Stage 3: Analyze

In this stage, you will have gathered the information from the previous two stages to analyze and distill the most important elements.

Here we align our learnings with business goals and user needs.

Here are some ways you can analyze your research

User personas

User journey maps

Experience maps

Affinity Diagrams

Stage 4: Design

Now, it's time to actually build out your design.

That means creating things like:

Site map

User flow

Mockups

Wireframes

Images

Icons

Colors

Stage 5: Launch

Transform your designs into clickable prototypes:

User testing - Iterate

You will receive valuable feedback where you can fine tune issues.

Your UX process will be unique

All stages might look different for you compared to another company and product.

The important thing is to find a process that works for you & (most importantly) your users.

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