Let’s learn UX – Part 3

The UX Webinar series, “Let’s learn UX” designed by UXShots held in partnership with Prathidhwani Technical Forum has successfully ended. The entire series had topics curated exclusively for UX enthusiasts depending on their interests. 

The final part conducted on Sept 26, 2020, covered critical topics in UXD: Wireframes, UX tools, and UX Audit.

The first session by Architha Nair covered the concept of wireframing and different tools that can be used at various stages in the UXD process. The session focused on ruling out the myths associated with wireframes and highlighted the real value of creating them. It also talked about the different levels of wireframe fidelity and when they need to be used. The core elements to be conveyed through the wireframes were illustrated with a real-world scenario to offer a concrete foundation in the concept.

Another important subject covered in the session was the UX tools, a topic in great demand. Designers are usually overwhelmed by the myriad of tools available in the market. They often go confused about choosing a particular tool. The session gave a brief introduction to some of the highly recommended industry-standard tools used in the research, ideation, design, and testing phases.

All in all, the session helped UX newbies to take their first steps towards wireframing with basic tools and get involved in other vital stages in the design process.

The second session taken by Nandu Sreekumar was all about UX Audit and how to conduct it. UX Audit is an end to end assessment of the user experience of a digital product. The goal is to find out problem areas and to recommend solutions which will ultimately improve the product for both users and the business. 

The session started with a recap of all the previous sessions to give participants an insight into what we have covered in the previous sessions. The session addressed some of the basic questions like what is an audit, how it can be related to the field of UX, what is a UX Audit, and when to conduct it. A crucial takeaway was how UX audit can be considered as a future investment and it was explained based on some studies and research papers. The session enlightened the audience on how a UX audit improves a website’s user experience by determining the reasons for low retention or conversions. He made a point here by saying that recommendations in a UX audit are based on observation and measurement, rather than completely relying on guesswork and opinions.

The crux of the session was the 10 stages of a UX audit process. Each stage was explained in detail with examples. Towards the end of the session, the cost and duration of UX audits were also discussed. Finally, the session was concluded with a sample template of ‘UX audit report’ which is the deliverable of a UX Audit.

We are truly grateful to our participants for their love and support. It was a pleasure for us to share our knowledge and talk to a group of UX enthusiasts. We really appreciate all of your interest and time taken to join us for the webinar series. We believe that we were able to do justice to your confidence in us and will ensure to value it throughout our journey. You may let us know your feedback by sending us a mail to uxshots@gmail.com. Your feedback could go a long way in helping us to improve ourselves.