Blog / UI and Design / Design

UX Goals for Designers to Achieve in 2019

  • Rating — 4.4 (8 voices)
  • by Ivanna Denys
  • Updated on July 31, 2019
  • Read —
    4-5 minutes

The main purpose of UX design remains unchanged since the concept of user experience arose on the horizon. Giving users what they need in the most pleasant way possible is the global mission of all UX designers all over the world. Yet, the ways this mission is accomplished are not even close that stable.

This is because there are two interconnected processes. First, users’ expectations are always growing. And second, requirements to UX design of applications are continuously becoming higher. One leads to another, so it’s impossible to say which one is the reason and which one is the consequence.

Anyway, we’ll set aside this philosophical chicken-egg question for now and focus on more practical issues in this article. Specifically, we’ll discuss what goals UX designers should set for the coming year to satisfy users (and their own professional ego, of course).

  1. Simplification
  2. Uniqueness
  3. Consistency
  4. Compelling Texts

#1 Simplification

Simplification illustration

Let’s make it clear from the very beginning: we use apps to simplify our life that is overwhelmed with hundreds of tasks. Uber, for instance, became so popular not because it offered something completely new on the market. Actually, people had been using cabs to get from one place to another year before this application was released.

But what was new is how simple it became to accomplish this task with Uber. Just a few clicks — nothing more. You even don’t need to think about what action should be taken next. The application itself “guides” you throughout the whole process with the help of so-called linear design.

And although it’s been a while since Uber appeared in our smartphones (and hearts), simplification is a core pillar of UX design so it always stays relevant. New generations of digital products strive to become even easier to interact with than their predecessors. So this UX design goal is always on the table.

#2 Uniqueness

Uniqueness illustration

This is one of the most challenging user experience goals, especially for the designers who are just starting off. This is because such things as following the trends and crafting unique applications sound mutually exclusive to many people. However, it’s not quite so.

Keeping track of the latest trends is important because it helps you grasp the big picture. What do users like/dislike? How do leading companies make user journeys hassle-free and pleasant? Exactly how high are the users’ expectations related to a specific kind of digital products? And what features should be included by default?

At the same time, without uniqueness, your app will simply get lost among similar products. So the real professional skill you should strive to hone is the ability to filter best practices that might be applied to your product and use them in a unique way.

GBKSOFT
Find out more information about the latest UX trends in this article:
Mobile App UX Best Practices of 2019

#3 Consistency

Consistency illustration

Nowadays, the number of gadgets people use on a daily basis is not limited just to a laptop and smartphone. Smartwatches, TV sets, tablets etc. are the devices that can be connected to the Internet and, thus, we may use them to access our favorite applications. This is the reason why the UX design community became concerned about consistency.

As users, we are creatures of a habit. Due to this, we expect that our experience with a particular digital product will be the same regardless of the device we chose at a specific moment. Hence, designers not only need to create a stunning UX design for web or mobile, but they also have to think about how to make it consistent and predictable across different platforms.

#4 Compelling Texts

web Texts illustration

The last but not the least UX design goal we want to outline in this article is (unexpectedly!) related to the text content. Historically, UX design has been more associated with visualization and, as a result, texts have been often undervalued and neglected. But, fortunately, such situation has changed recently.

It’s hard to argue that a text copy is an important mean of communication with a user. Such things as a tone a brand uses and the way the key messages are conveyed have a great impact on product usability. Low-quality texts create a lousy user experience. So as UX designer you have to do your best to make the words match the visual language.

Wrapping-up

As we mentioned at the beginning of this article, UX trends are changing all the time. That’s why to create relevant web and mobile applications which offer a delightful user experience, you should always keep your finger on a pulse. So our final tip for today: whatever you do, try to always put yourself in user’s shoes. Asking such simple questions as Is the product easy to use? and How do I feel after an interaction with this app? will for sure help you resolve most professional challenges.

Have questions about UX design for web or mobile apps? Request advice from our UX design team!

Ivanna is a Content Marketing Manager of GBKSOFT passionate about tech advancements, marketing, and startups. Her dream is to make the virtual world a better place with the help of a written word.


Leave a comment
Close

Leave a Reply


Similar Blog Articles

Minimum Viable Product (MVP) definition

Business

,

Marketing

Minimum Viable Product and Alternatives

Building an MVP is a widely known practice that helped many entrepreneurs to save a lot of money and time on early stages of startup development. But what works for one doesn’t necessarily work for the others. And definitely without a clear understanding of MVP purpose you can lose more than win.

Rating — 4.9 (40 voices)
ar in car navigation

UI and Design

How to Make UI/UX for AR Navigation App

Augmented Reality driving may soon be a reality. AR technology will allow drivers see the route to the destination as they directly on the road. It can also pinpoint buildings and other landmarks. At least this is what AR navigation promises to be.

Rating — 5 (3 voices)
Design Myths Article

UI and Design

TOP 5 Design Myths to Know

Myth #1: Web Design is the Appearance of the Site For some reason, most people perceive web design as just the creation of a beautiful appearance for a site. But the design of the site is, above all, its functionality with correct and well thought-out structure and architecture. The purposes of the design – to...

Rating — 5 (3 voices)

Categories

All articles Business Company News Development Marketing StartUp App Ideas UI and Design Uncategorized

People are talking about

You've got
a project in mind

What's next?

Send us a message with a brief description of your project.
Our expert team will review it and get back to you within one business day with free consultation and to discuss the next steps.

Testimonials

Jonathan
More good work from team GBKSOFT. All well executed. The support within GBKSOFT is excellent. Communication is good too, spoken English as well as written. Support
Gireesh, USA
One word...EXCELLENT.
Very well thought out and articulate communication. Clear milestones, deadlines and fast work.Patience. Infinite patience. No shortcuts. Even if the client is being careless (me). The best part...always solving problems with great original ideas, especially with this strange project where we are making up new words every day!
Excellent
Dave
GBKSOFT’s performance has been very strong. We've referred them twice, which says all anyone needs to know about them. A referral is the ultimate signal we can give that these guys are great. Strong
13
App Futura ExtractGood FirmsClutchAwwwards