The Right & Wrong of UX Design
Updated: Jul 25, 2018
Is there a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way of performing a particular UX method/technique?
Is there only one way to create a prototype?
Is there only one way to conduct research?
Is there only one way to synthesise research?
Is there only one way to test a concept?
You can see where I’m going with this...
The answer is, no.
It was alarming for me to see during a research project I was working on, where the Lead Designer said “This is how we do it here” as they began dismantling the affinity map/diagram I had already completed (alone!). Their tone suggested my approach was ‘wrong’.
My experience with their approach to recruiting test participants & concept testing was similar, so I just followed this person’s ‘lead’.
Remember, the Design toolkit & process is invaluable.
It is also flexible, something that most humans are sadly, not.