Buggy software can certainly drive users away. But usability issues can as well, and are much more common. Potential usability issues can be detected and avoided during initial prototyping. This is a core aspect of UX design. Potential UI issues are typically addressed during the latter stages of design.
Taking an iterative approach to software design can at times be a more expensive route to take. But more often than not it will save you money in the long term. It will also produce a successful product that makes more money in the near term.
One or more of the following UX/UI tools and resources could save you a ton of time and help you avoid product redesign.
Mason gives teams a visual front-end feature building environment in which they can collaborate to create app features quickly and economically without needing wireframing, prototyping, or coding tools. The features they create can be seamlessly integrated into existing product codebases; often drastically shortening development and deployment cycles.
What this means to clients is that they can expect much faster responses to their needs for product fixes or upgrades, since they do not have to wait on the current deployment cycle or be subjected to development time delays.
What it means for product teams is the developers are free to take on complex or high priority tasks since Mason manages the coding, while producing secure, extensible, and robust solutions.
Mason also provides the tools teams need to organize extensive libraries of front-end experiences. Mason is non-intrusive and transparent. It encourages team collaboration and empowers its users, and it won’t weigh your website or app down as it’s only triggered when you need it.
UXPin is a cloud-based UI/UX design and collaboration tool to create the perfect user experience from start to finish. You can use UXPin to create visual and interactive designs, build complex interactive wireframes, and design prototypes that perfectly mimic the real deal on one platform and without coding.
Teams can share information, collect feedback, check specifications, and get approvals – all in one place, and in real time. UXPin also stores project assets, components, guidelines, and code in a single easily-accessed location. With UXPin you can even turn Sketch designs into working prototypes.
The net result is a UI/UX tool that reduces design and development time and ensures consistency of design across product lines. It is an ideal solution for design teams, professionals and even beginners. Try it out with UXPin’s new Free plan.
Interfacer is a collection of high-quality, professionally-designed, free UI design resources. Check out Interfacer’s 300 + mini libraries and you’ll find a host of fonts ranging from the usual to the highly unusual, 80+ icon mini libraries, web templates, UI kits including travel app, blockchain, and eCommerce kits, landing page and special page templates and more.
Webflow is an all-in-one website development tool you can use to design, build, and launch custom websites, create a client-friendly CMS for each site, and enjoy crazy-fast hosting that only takes a couple of clicks to set up.
Best of all? You don’t need a computer science degree to get started. You can start from a blank canvas, a template, or a community-created UI kit to prototype and/or design anything and everything without coding.
Why are these tools important?
Friendly UX = Increased Conversions
It’s likely happened to you. You’re looking for a particular product or service on the web and you check out several sites. One stands out – even though it promotes the same products or services as the others.
It was so easy to use and navigate you had no problem at all quickly locating precisely what you were after. Your experience with the site was so pleasant in fact that you bookmarked it for future use.
Wouldn’t you like your website or app to provide the same friendly UX to others?
Increase Your Brand Loyalty with Your UX Design
Let’s say you shop in a brick and mortar store and get friendly and helpful assistance. So, you naturally plan to return again when the need arises. You begin to feel loyal to the brand.
It’s the same way with your website or app. Providing seamless and friendly interactions help to engage visitors. It can also promote loyalty to your brand.
The Right UX Design Can Prompt Word of Mouth Referrals
You know you’re doing something right when an increasing number of users comes to your site by others. People buy into pleasant experiences. In doing so, they naturally like to share those experiences with others.
You can’t control whether people will tell others favorable things about your site and brand. But you can certainly design a UX that makes them want to do so.
What you expect from a UX or UI tool or resource will naturally depend on your particular needs. But those presented here have several things in common. They should encourage you to check them out.
Each can save you lots of time and often a ton of money. The four tools we’ve discussed are fast and efficient. The libraries of design aids can help you avoid constantly reinventing the wheel. You will not have to search far and wide for a particular icon, font, or easy to work with UI kit.