Fitting UX Into the Development Puzzle

  • UX Designer
  • UX Researcher
  • Product Designer
  • Visual Designer
  • UI (User Interface) Designer
  • UI Developer
  • Interaction Designer
  • Experience Designer
  • Obtain information from users
    - Observing users
    - Interviewing users
    - Surveying users
  • Determine problems that need to be solved
    - Brainstorm on solutions
  • Prototype solutions
    - Mockups or wireframes (from simple paper-based mockups to interactive digital mockups)
    - User flows
    - Create user personas
    - Usability testing
    - Based on feedback iterate through brainstorming or prototyping processes
  • Page design
    - Typography, sizing, images, and positioning of widgets
  • Convert mockups to pages
    - Create CCS/HTML
  • Implement UI functionality
  • Product Designer — designer that focuses on prototypes, but takes the product view and works more closely with client product leaders
  • Visual Designer — designer with the central focus on the prototypes and digital mockups
  • UI Designer — page designer
  • UI Developer — converts mockups to pages and/or implements UI functionality
  • UX Designer — much or all of the process prior to page designing
  • UX Researcher — working with users and identifying problems and potential solutions
  • Interaction Designer — same as UX designer
  • Experience Designer — same as UX designer
  • UX Designer — works with users to identify problems, iterates on solution prototypes, designs mockups for overall flow and user experience
  • UI Designer — designs and implements the details at a page level and may continue in a developer role implementing actual page-level functionality



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Arthur Frankel

Arthur Frankel

Founder and Managing Partner at Solution Street —