I’ve worked in the UX discipline for over a decade now, and have been on a number of projects both large and small. One of the skills I've picked up in that time is pattern recognition, which helps me create personas and to identify trends to design for. It also helps me notice when certain things keep happening, namely mistakes that occur over and over again on almost every design engagement. These mistakes can derail a project and, at the very least, make work more difficult than it needs to be.
Here are the eight most common mistakes designers make (in no particular order):
Whenever a design team “goes dark” for too long the client starts to get antsy. Keeping key stakeholders in the dark will result in anxiety and frustration. So make sure you provide “check-ins” on a...read more
By Joseph Dickerson