Stages of UI/UX Design
The UI and UX design process involves several phases during which the design teams work together with the manager in charge of your project, as well as the development and SEO teams. Together, they make sure that their solution is not only beautiful but also functional.
Here are the phases I follow during my design process.
Research — the initial phase of UI and UX design that begins with defining the mission, goals and needs of the business. This gives me an insight into the key aspects that the design should emphasize and make it easier for the end users. During this phase, I create the basics of design, content, and information structure.
In the second step, the task is analysis and testing. A detailed study of the current market status gives me insight and answers to what my client wants, what practices they consider appropriate, and what is important to them.
Finally, the last thing I do is creating a user persona and user mapping, so I can accurately determine the behavior, needs, and expectations of my users.
Information structure and wireframing — during this phase, I create clickable prototypes, layouts and templates that represent the initial appearance of the website pages. This ensures that my message is conveyed to users in the right way. At this stage, I always aim to show my solution to see if I’m meeting the client's criteria and expectations of both web design practices and my users.
The next thing is to design High fidelity screens and test them on different users, to see if I meet the client's criteria. After a few iterations, I hand the project to developers so they can bring it to life.