You need to learn several skill sets, such as prototyping, graphic design, design collaboration, and user research to master UX design. There is no lack of UX tools to get you started. Here are some of the useful applications you should learn this summer.
Ranked one of the hottest new prototyping tools in 2015 by .net Magazine, UXPin is an all-inclusive and full-fidelity design program. This tool can handle every aspect of design under one roof, i.e. from low profile wireframes to high-end prototypes. It also works smoothly with Sketch and Photoshop to transform pixel-perfect mockups into innovative prototypes.
For Image Editing
The sketch is like a Photoshop made for interface design for mobile UIs, websites etc. This UX app for Mac has image editor looks like Photoshop but has special features that will be loved by digital designers. For beginners, CSS Logic is integrated at the beginning which works seamlessly for back-end development.
It is one of the best-kept secrets of the web but it offers something that can give competition to the best. It has features like vector editing, photo manipulation, non-destructive layers, and desktop publishing. Well, there is something more to it, including multi-layered EXR exporting and importing.
For User Research
It can manage all the tiring parts of collecting user data for a small fee. The flexible options are one of their main features. You can easily test either experimental prototypes or pre-existing apps or sites. You can design yourself or pay to the in-house team of UserTesting to do it for you.
When UserTesting is designed to help in general user search, Optimizely is designed to perform A/B testing, a single type of test and perfect it. There are two variant screens related to your target users and it can record statistics. You can test virtually anything from layouts, color schemes, placements of CTA, and photo options.
Optimizely is a reliable ally to handle minor details like time of day which can corrupt A/B test data. It is very convenient to use and test experimental ideas and offers great evidence to secure your decisions.
For Innovative Ideas
It is designed well for remote group members and it’s much like a digital whiteboard to share from different locations. It has great potential as it can support documents and video files from Vimeo, YouTube, Google Drive, SlideShare, and Evernote. Well, it is enough for it as it can save you a lot of stress and time when it comes to getting everyone together.
It is designed for team manager and visual organization to organize both your team and your thoughts. Thanks to its Mind Mapping feature, you can showcase your project’s timeline, goals, requirements, and progress in a very comprehensive way and you can easily avoid miscommunication a lot when it comes to working in large groups.