User Experience (UX) design is the way of designing products that give their users a relevant and meaningful experience.
It is a personal feeling about an interface which the person faces while interacting with any system.
It is incredibly vast and fascinating field. It was only aimed to create easy, efficient, and relevant design to provide a better experience to users. In UX, designers work on a product to make the users feel better when they use the product. The users should feel fascinated to buy the product just by having a look. They want the user to do the checkout process immediately when they hold the product.
It is not an invention of modern days; its traces are founded in 4000 BC. In which more emphasis is given on arranging the surroundings smoothly and harmoniously. And from that day the scope of User Experience design goes on increasing.
The Quadrant Model
The Quadrant model is the name given to the types of disciplines of User Experience design, which are divided mainly into four categories:
Experience Strategy (ExS), Interaction Design (IxD), User Research (UR) and Information Architecture (IA).
These four disciplines of user experience designs have a lot to say about this old with modern touch designing process. Here is what each one of these have to say.
● Experience Strategy (ExS)
An experience strategy is the sum of activities undertaken by a company or firm to deliver a series of interactions. It is not only related to the end user, but the connection is both ways. It is a medium to fulfill the demands of both user and company. It is a relation of organizations with the user to give their users the best experience.
● Interaction Design (IxD)
Interaction design works on how a user sees their interface. In this designer work on interfaces to make it more attractive and amazing. In this, the most crucial thing that a company should notice is how a user interacts with pages of transitions, buttons, and animations. The designers also work on the flexibility of their services so that their users can effortlessly use their services.
● User Research (UR)
An essential thing in any business is to know the needs of the user. For this, the companies do a lot of research and surveys to know exactly what their users need, at what price and what are their quality expectations. They also try to connect and get feedback from their existing customers. In this way, they collect all the data, interpret the data, and use the data to make designs about the product and its quality. The feedback of employees does matters a lot.
● Information Architecture(IA)
The last important discipline is how to organize the data and information of a product. The designers represent the data in such a way that it is easily accessible by the user. If anyone wants to know about a product, then all the information regarding the product is easily available for them.
So, user experience, as the name suggests, is all about making the experience of users with your products better.