A User Experience Design Checklist To Simplify Projects

Designing is just like a “recipe”. It is a story in itself which ends with a good meal that you will love feeding your clients. Just like a good dish, designing also needs some specific ingredients and that too in an appropriate amount so that the outcome should give users an excellent browsing experience. Don’t forget to add some UX in it as it is the most important ingredient from experts’ point of view. Do some real UX cooking, serve them the best designs and let everybody relish the taste of outstanding designs. It’s time to bake some stupefying UX dishes. UX design process requires a few important things (ingredients) that are important to carry out the process.

Given below is a checklist items that are not only necessary for UX design but also helpful, simple and offer easy-to-understand baseline.

Planning:Find out the competitors and what strategy is making them successfully grow in the market should be the part of your planning. It should also include:

  • Expert Review
  • Stakeholder Workshop
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Stakeholder interview
  • Debriefing

Research: You need to perform research how others are doing in the industry. Also, you need to do analysis with the data available and how it is useful. You may also want to see how a Brand-Price Trade-Off as well as other research components, can help with your analysis especially if a product is involved. Apart from this, other things involved in your research would be:

  • Ethnographic Research
  • Market Research
  • Photo Ethnography
  • Visual Anthropology
  • Demographics
  • Focus Groups
  • Psychographics
  • Documentation
  • Mobile Assessment
  • Observational Research
  • Surveys

Exploration:It will require brainstorming, sketching out ideas, finalizing your plans and then start working on it. Some special spices involved in this category are:

  • Persona
  • User flow
  • Storyboards
  • Journey maps
  • Demographics
  • User stories
  • Acceptance criteria

Communication: It involves information architecture and analysis of degree of accessibility. You must know how your product is doing and what kind of audience is showing interest in your product.

  • Sitemap
  • Card Sorting
  • Content Audit
  • Content Inventory
  • Brainstorming
  • Organization Schemes
  • Organization structure
  • DoGo Mapping

Design:Creating an idea, taking feedback from experts, deciding framework, styles and mockups, all these are important category components. Some other includes:

  • Sketching
  • Wireframes
  • Styleguide
  • Mockups
  • Style tiles

Prototyping:There is no harm in trying out something new and do a little experimenting. Some special ingredients of this category include:

  • Low Fidelity Prototype
  • Paper Prototyping
  • High Fidelity Prototype
  • Video Prototype

Testing: It could be better called as tasting before serving. Testing your design for its functionality is an important step. It involves:

  • A/B Testing
  • Guerilla Testing
  • Lab Testing
  • Remote Testing

This checklist would definitely prove helpful to the designers as they can work efficiently and effectively. With the help of this UX checklist, you can make designing process much easier, transparent and powerful.

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