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Where does Web Design stand against UX Design?

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User experience design (UXD or UX Design) is actually process of improving the use satisfaction. This is mainly done by improving the usability, accessibility and overall browsing experience when visiting the website or a webpage. This is the process of incorporating the traditional website design often referred to as human computer interaction (HCI) and include other aspects like those of the product and service being offered to improve the overall usability.

UX Design is more about the user experience and thus has a lot to do with the human factors and ergonomics .The main elements of UX Design are thus:

  • Visual Design

  • Information Architecture

  • Information

  • Structuring, organization and labeling

  • Finding and managing

  • Usability

  • Interaction Design

  • Human Computer Interaction

  • Accessibility

UX Design at work:

UX Design is a technique that is actively used on many websites. In fact some of use it even without realizing that fact that they are doing so. It has the amazing ability to bring out the best in a website designer and thus also helps boost their confidence and creative skills. Thus the obvious question at what level does the UX design take place and the answer to that is several levels, the wireframe being one of them.

The wireframe is a rough representation of the website and hence the UX Designers will start early by implementing the UX design right from the Wireframe itself. Wireframe offer many tools making it easy for the designer to make sure the UX Design elements are evident from the start.

User testing is important with UX Design. The reason being that UX Design is all about a better experience for the visitor.. There is on better way of gauging the user experience other than putting a few users to work and test the website. A storyboard is handy tool at times since it allows to create a scenario and helps capture comprehensive information regarding the product. The final product is a something that helps the answer the users questions of what the product is all about, applications of the product and as to why it may be used.

Web design and UX Design:

There are several reasons why UX Design may seem the better and be may feasible technique. This is even more true today than it was a few years ago. There are several reasons why this happens as well:

  • Increasing use of open source software: More number websites being made online are using open source software like WordPress and Zen Cart and Magento for their websites.

  • The basic aim of a framework or open source software is to help you pay more attention to the client details and thus making sure the website is completed without any hitch.

  • The opensource software provide a framework for the web designers to lay the foundations of their website design process and go on to make something wonderful.


Thus implementing subtle features and taking a little more care of how the users will interact with the website (thus improving the experience) can go a long way in the effort to build a effective and successful website. As a developer you also should be aware of the fact that not every client is IT savvy. Thus it is necessary to educate them.

Alakmalak is a web development company and developed over 2000 websites over the years. Besides which those clients which happen to be from all across the globe really appreciate the design and development work and continue to remain our clients. Hence it is goes without saying that they always implement good and secure practices to keep the websites out of harm’s way.

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Rushik Shah 12 October , 2015

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