Intro to UX Design

Who am I? 

Hi! I am Brandon Camerer, a Senior UX Designer for CloudFit Software. Below is a “Tech Talk” of who I am and what I do for CloudFit! This video will cover some of the basic tools and concepts we will be using to design our software application.

Fundamentals of UX Design

To get started, let’s cover some basic foundational principles.

Visit this site: https://lawsofux.com/ 

Q: Which “UX Law” stuck out to you and why? 

Q: Where have you seen this “UX Law” played out in an app you use?  

UX Research

The beginning of any good UX Design starts out of great research!  Watch this video from Google on User Research.

Q: Why is it important to do research before designing a solution? 

Choosing or creating a design system

Choosing a design system, the beginnings of a great app! There are a bunch of design systems out there, they all have strengths and weaknesses, watch this YouTube video on an intro to them. 

Example Design Systems 

MUI (CloudFit’s Main) 

Fluent UI 

Ant Design  

**UX Collaboration (IMO, The most important thing)** 

UX has a unique ability to visually get everyone on the same page. We have done this through “Live Design Session” These sessions get everyone together and design in real time solutions. This eliminates the “telephone game” which causes frustration and delay. 

Book Recommendation: 

Don’t Make Me Think – Steve Krug 

Homework: 

Watch this video

Option 1

  • Find your favorite UI on the internet (Can be anything you enjoy)
  • Screenshot it
  • Fire up Figma (Web Browser Version or Install Desktop Version)
  • Create a free account
  • Start a new design file
  • Paste Screenshot in Canvas
  • Try to clone your favorite UI using the Figma tool set.

Option 2

  • Fire up Figma (Web Browser Version or Install Desktop Version)
  • Create a free account
  • Start a new design file
  • Find a Free Figma UX Frame Work / Resource / Template
  • Design an app you’d like to see developed!

“Email me if you have any questions regarding anything UX”  

Brandon Camerer  – brandoncamerer@cloudfitsoftware.com 

First one to find the easter egg in this course wins a prize