MY UX PROCESS
High-level overview.
I usually do not have a defined process until I learn the project details.
Due to project restraints, a user experience process is to be tailored to fit specific project needs, both business and functional. 
 
Not every client has the time and budget for ethnographic research, focus groups, usability testing, dogo mapping, and high-fidelity wireframes.
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I would love to do user interviews and surveys for each and every app I strategize, but sometimes it simply is not possible because of the restraints and project requirements.
01 UNDERSTAND  /
02 RESEARCH  /
03 SKETCH  /
04 DESIGN  /
05 IMPLEMENT  /
06  EVALUATE  

01

Understand

Stakeholders

  • Designers

  • Business Manager

  • Product Manager

  • Meet, talk, observe and understand users in their environment

  • Analyze requirements to understand and clarify them

  • Define user personas and use-cases

ACTIVITIES

OUTCOME

  • User Personas

  • User Stories

  • Use Cases, User Flows

02

Research

STAKEHOLDERS

  • Designers

  • Study of competitors’ approaches.

  • Research on similar features in the world.

  • Analysis of latest UI/UX trends, design principles, and rules

  • Keep an eye on your own UX guidelines.

activities

outcome

Preparing ideas and material for an actual design work

03

Sketch

stakeholders

  • Design Team

  • Product Managers

  • Technical Experts

  • Generate ideas and work on basic sketches

  • Brainstorming sessions with stakeholders to get their feedback from a technical perspective

  • Re-draw sketches and re-test them with stakeholders

activities

outcome

  • Designers

  • Business Manager

  • Product Manager

04

Design

stakeholders

  • Designers

  • Product Managers

  • Business Manager

  • Developers

  • Design UI images

  • Define final theme, specs, and guidelines required for implementation

  • Design icons to display on screens

  • Sessions with stakeholders to get their feedback from business and technical perspective

activities

outcome

  • Design images

  • Detailed design specs like colors, theme, styles, guidelines

  • Icons

05

Implement

stakeholders

  • Developers

  • Designers

  • Implement back-end functionality and front interface

activities

outcome

  • Developed UI with complete functionality and experience following the designed theme and style

06

 Evaluate

stakeholders

  • Designers

  • Product Manager

  • Go through the flow and feel the experience

  • Perform a comparison of implementation and defined interface

activities

outcome

  • User feedback

  • UI audit reports

  • Areas marked where improvement is required

With a product continue to grow, I will repeat what I did from the first step, research, then analysis, then design, then validate it.