It is really very difficult to plan effective UX design project, because there are many things you should take into account if you would like to plan a great one. This article has an intention of helping you in planning your effective UX design project.
In the planning phase, first of all you should understand which is your final outcome and how you can achieve it within the deadlines, money and resources available. In order to do so, you must be familiar with all the necessary tips and techniques. In addition, it’s very important to know in which budget you are going to operate. The reason is that there can be done quite different things with different budgets. So, first of all when planning, try to understand in which budget you are going to work.
Another thing that you should keep in your mind while planning is involving users in your project. When you involve them, it won’t only make the results of your project better, but will also help you in making decisions in different steps of your project. In general, there are three main phases of planning: research phase, design phase and validation phase.
In the research phase, you should collect necessary information, like articles, interviews, user reviews and so on, in order to understand what is expected from you to do. Here, you should get acquainted with your client’s background, main activities, main goals, purposes and of course competitors.
In the design phase, you should decide on the main design of your projects. In this phase, you are going to define the project’s scope, main features and functionality.
The validation phase is the last step in planning. After creating the design of the project, you should understand how good it is. Think about it. Are there any better options than user testings? Of course no. The reason is that in the end, users are going to use that project and there is nothing more important than their opinions.
These are the main 3 phases that every UX professional should take into account in order to get satisfying results. However, there are some constraints that you can face, such as budget, deadline, resources, information available, other projects, necessary tools and so on. However, regardless of these constraints, you should always be able to focus on the main goals of the project and on providing great UX. This is one of the most important skills that every professional UX designer should have.
So, this is what planning of UX design project looks like. Are you in the middle of creating your own UX design project? If you have some questions or concerns, do not hesitate and share them with us in the comments below.
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