7 UX tools to try every UX designer in 2016
A craftsman is as good as his equipment, and whether you are doing wood work or web designing, shape the final product, the tools you choose.
Here are seven incredibly useful tools for UX design from 2015, which should be in your workflow and even after 2016.
Founder Pieter Omvlee sketch is intended for an image editor for digital design, and how it actually looks, while only available on Mac, the sketch works largely like Photoshop, with more benefits for digital designers.
The sketch integrates CSS logic at the beginning, is a useful feature when it’s time to make changes in development. It allows users to create assets in different formats with automatic slicing feature and one-click export.
Even the layout is web design-friendly, it creates a separate layer for every new object, which allows creative combinations and easy navigation, not to mention the feature of developers.
User research and applicability testing is essential for the UX design process, but it does not need to influence your deadline or affect your budget.
UserTesting brings convenience by recruiting users, administering away testing, and presenting results in one hour. They also record users during the trial, so that you can monitor your responses and see their screen. UserTesting works with fully working sites and apps, and can accept prototypes too.
Another big part of UserTesting is that the level of service is scalable. You can opt for your test prepared by an experienced internal research team, or by looking at a project manager, you can see that you meet your goals.
For an app that takes you from start-up wireframe to hi-fi prototype, UXPin is an increasingly popular option, especially for people focused on UX. The collaborative design platform handles each stage of the design with special attention, and organizes the whole process by placing it at one place for feedback from the stakeholders. This is not the first time that landed on a top list for the UXPin design tool.
Is UXPinn continues to set aside its strong solution
First of all, designers can import Photoshop and Sketch files for prototypes without losing their layers. In addition, the app provides interactivity in the wireframing process for testing as soon as possible, as well as no-code animations for more realistic prototypes. The editor also offers.
“One of the best kept secrets of the web” is called, in this list, the photoline is not even known as other products. However, the lack of its large rivals has been praised for its capacity and additional features. This relative anonymity also helps in its cost (€ 59), making it a more economical choice for graphic design software.
Photoline is the product of German designers with code design as a target. It provides general features such as nondestructive layers, photo manipulation, vector editing and desktop publishing, but multi-layered EXR goes one step further with import and export.
A free, open source project (with Paid Pro Plan), XMIDind BrainStorming Aid and Part Task Manager. This “brain mapping” software lets users free up their headspace with the understanding of a glance at each project’s goals, threats, timetables, progress, needs-in fact, whatever it takes down.
XMind’s simple utility and diversity of graphics help organize a project, or even your thoughts. With automatic cloud-storage, you can share projects anywhere with team members.
Like the above UserTesting, Optimizely has the service to test your designs. However, optimizing is a special type of test focused on A / B testing, so that the designer can see how an interface will affect conversions.
A / B test can effectively determine the statistics of user preferences between any two options by testing users of a pool and recording that they like. Designers can test anything in the color of a button with call-to-action. However, many factors can corrupt the data, such as the type of user or the time of day, for the names of older people.
Optimizes precisely the details so that you only have to deal with the result. The interface is incredibly easy to use, so you do not need any technical background to understand insights. This allows UX designers to have more freedom to experiment, and gives hard evidence while defending stakeholders’ decisions.
After all, we will discuss a cooperative tool to keep everyone together.
Slack touts yourself as “Team Communication for the 21st Century”, and support the claim well.
Slack The most common outside tools include – Google Drive, Twitter, Dropbox, etc. – and works as a one-stop medium to keep the whole team up to date.
A favorite feature is the ability to organize team conversations in specific channels, including private conversations. Users can upload files directly to the site.
Since UX is a collaborative exercise, so the relaxed encourages everyone to share their thoughts and resources. You can also get smarter with the channels. For example, you can set up a channel called “Beta Testing” Where you collect feedback directly from the testers (rather than asking them to email you).
Feel free to try these tools and tell us what you think. Which other tools are you using for UX design in 2016?
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