Join Billy Hollis for an in-depth discussion in this video Aesthetics: Reaching an acceptable threshold, part of UX Design for Developers.
- [Instructor] So far in this course,…I've not talked much about aesthetics,…not because it's unimportant,…but because of the misconception…that I discussed in the introduction.…It's regrettably common for both developers…and decision-makers to assume that UX design…is essentially the same as good aesthetics.…That's simply not true.…A beautiful app that is hard to use…just isn't a good design, so make your early focus…on the other aspects, such as interaction…and uncluttered screens.…
Aesthetics can be deferred until later in the project,…but aesthetics are important.…Psychologically, a beautiful app…will be received better than an ugly one.…You can look at a screen like this,…and feel how it's going to make a positive impression…on a user, the first time they see it.…I like to say that aesthetics are a proxy for good design.…When a user first looks at an app,…the aesthetics make the first impression,…and if it's good, they subconsciously assume…that the app is well-designed.…
Many non-designers are reluctant…to take on the responsibilities…
- What a well-designed app looks like
- Leveraging cognitive design principles
- Decluttering crowded screens
- Understanding your users' needs
- Recording and analyzing user observations
- Storyboarding your ideas
- Helpful techniques for the design process
- Dealing with conflict in design evaluation
Skill Level Beginner
UX Foundations: Interaction Designwith David Hogue3h 33m Appropriate for all
How this course will work1m 38s
1. Why UX Design Is Important
2. What Makes a Design Good or Bad?
3. Understanding Users and Their Needs
4. Ideation: Finding, Refining, and Culling Design Ideas
5. Helpful Concepts and Techniques for the Design Process
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