User Experience Design (UXD or UED or XD) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and the product.
User experience design encompasses traditional human–computer interaction (HCI) design, and extends it by addressing all aspects of a product or service as perceived by users.
- Visual design, also commonly known as graphic design, communication design
- Information architecture is the art and science of structuring and organizing
- Structuring is reducing information to its basic building units
User experience design incorporates most or all of the above disciplines to positively impact the overall experience a person has with a particular interactive system, and its provider. User experience design most frequently defines a sequence of interactions between a user (individual person) and a system, virtual or physical, designed to meet or support user needs and goals, primarily.
The UX designer needs to find out as much as he can about people, process and products before the design phase.
The designers can do this by meeting with the clients frequently in order to know what the client requirements are. Designers can also conduct user interviews in the users’ work space in order to familiarize themselves with the target user base.