Give up on the stuff that is holding you back from becoming a great designer that you want…
Definition of UX — what is it?
“UX design is the process used to determine what the experience will be like when a user interacts with your product.” (anonymous)
The user experience designer (UX) describes how the user feels while interacting with the product.
Almost everything goes digital, businesses take the user structure more seriously than ever before. That’s why being a UX designer is now a great lucrative career option. According to Onwardsearch, it was the second most wanted spot in the design space in 2019.
Because it is a creative role, people think their job is to make websites and applications look good and very fun. While the functionality works to some degree, the UX builder is responsible for more than that. They play an important role in everything from user research, to user map mapping, to estimating conversion rate.
The UX and UI are two different things – what is the difference between a UX designer and a UI designer?
The terms User Interaction and User Design are sometimes used in the same way, but they are not the same. Let’s have a quick comparison of both subjects.
In this blog post, we will include 13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be a Successful UX Designer.
- You should give up on such thoughts that “if you were not able to do that before then you will never be able to do that in future also”, in fact, you should try more every day.
- “Don’t wait. Time will not be right. ”(Napoleon Hill)
The portfolio is never complete, the article is never made, the product is not ready (as really good). When you get the opportunity, give it a blast. I have held back in the past and I regret it. Sometimes I focused, and I passed. Make the calculated decision. If the only reason to do that is fear, then you should do it.
- GIVE UP ON THOUGHT THAT EVERYTHING SHOULD BE DONE JUST BY YOU
See everywhere around you and grab the opportunities proposed by others enthusiastically, avoid working alone, and try to take ideas from everywhere.
- GIVE UP ON LOOKING FOR PRAISES FROM EVERYONE
“Just proceed with the best purposes, intentions, unapologetically, at full speed, and don’t wait for anyone to tell you that you are on the right track. You’re a trailblazer; they have to follow you. If you follow them, you end up walking in a circle as a group.” Andrew Doherty
- GIVE UP DISTRACTIONS
“Quitting is not giving up, it’s choosing to focus your attention on something which is more important.” (Osayi Osar-Emokpae)
Give up all the activities which are dividing your focus and distracting you from your way to become the best version of yourself.
- GIVE UP DEPENDING ON OTHERS FOR DAILY INSPIRATIONS
In fact, find the real motivation inside yourself and love your work.
Chadborn and Reysen of Texas A&M University are doing research on the psychology of inspiration. Here are a few points which they concluded:
- Look to others for sources of inspiration.
- Take a mental break to understand again. Digging into your mental processes can provide unexpected sources of inspiration.
- Learn something. You may have run out of ideas.
- Collaborate with others.
- GIVE UP ON WRONG COMPANIONSHIPS
It is very hard to grow as a designer if proper UX process is not implemented in the company you work for. Performing a UX process takes time. If your business doesn’t make enough time for UX formation, it means it’s not a priority.
Tim Cook correctly stated that “Most business models have focused on self-interest instead of user experience”
Think sincerely and give up on such companionships.
- GIVE UP ON IDEA THAT YOU CAN NEVER DO WRONG
Thinking only you are the best and nothing can go wrong from your side can lead you away from the things which are really great, so don’t just get stuck instead ask for feedbacks and go for the exploration of new ideas.
- GIVE UP ON BAD INFLUENCERS
It was correctly stated by Maya Angelou that “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
There will always be someone who doesn’t want to see your progress, preserving yourself from those influencers is your responsibility.
- GIVE UP GOING TOO FAST AS EVERYTHING TAKES TIME
Quality things take time. If your work needs time then it is your responsibility to complete that work by giving a considerable amount of time as sometimes it takes time to get essential features.
- GIVE UP ON TALKING EXCESSIVELY
“If you do listen and look at your work, you will get far more than you can do with speech.” – Robert Baden-Powell
There is a saying – “You have two ears, two eyes, and one mouth. Use them in that order”. As creators, we need to listen and look beyond what we should be talking about.
- GIVE UP ON EXCUSES WHICH ARE HOLDING YOU BACK
As designers, you must be having business problems, technical issues, resource issues, platform issues, legal issues, time issues, budget issues, and other things that limit what you want to do. It may bother you, but it will always be there. It’s your responsibility to understand the limitations and learn to enjoy them.
- GIVE UP ON YOUR FEAR FOR FAILING
Give up on your fears of worsening and failing into your work rather than learn from your previous mistakes and try to avoid them from now onwards.
“Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own history that the more I exercise it, the more common it becomes to not let my fears run me.” (Arianna Huffington)
to make a truly productive solution, you can’t be afraid of failure. Not afraid to think outside the box. However, there are some excellent UX practices to consider during testing.
Now, you understand what makes me a strong team player, analytical researcher, and creative designer.
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In the way of achieving something big, it is not always something we do but sometimes something that we should not do.