The abbreviation “UX” in UX software is rather cryptic, however, when you know what the UX stands for, which is “user experience”, you will know that it is THE one type of software for making any website, app, or software user interface “digestible” to users. In this article, we are going to talk more about UX software and the different types of software brands for you to use.
What Every UX Software Needs To Be
The end-in-mind of all user-experience software is to make sure that any software or website is user-friendly no matter what level a user may be in terms of being tech-savvy. While there are many UX software brands that cater to rendering design ideas in different computing languages and platforms, all of them incorporate the following elements of user experience design:
Visual design or graphic design – This is the front-end of user experience and it is the first thing that all users encounter. It represents the aesthetics of any user interface. The purpose of this is to combine the different visual elements of design like symbols, images and colors to convey a message to users.
Information architecture – This is all about structuring as well as organizing information on a product or service in order to make it more usable. In information architecture, different objects are used including icons, metadata, etc. to represent content.
Structure, organization, and label – In structure, the information is reduced to basic building units and are then related to each other. Organization, meanwhile, involves grouping these units in a meaningful manner, while labeling makes use of appropriate words to make these units easy to find and navigate.
Finding and managing – This is probably the most critical aspect of user experience design. If your users are unable to easily find the required information that they need, if they need to search for it, your website, application or software will fail.
As you can see, there are many aspects to user experience design that you need to think about. Thankfully, there are many types of user experience software that you can use to test your designs, that is if they incorporate all of the elements mentioned above.
Some of the most notable UX software you might want to use include UX Pin for a wide variety of applications, Wireframe for no-nonsense wireframes, Pixate for testing animations, transitions as well as complex mobile interactions, and Axure, which is the Photoshop of user experience designers. And there are many more tools that you can use. To get a complete list, do a search on Google.
The important thing to remember is that user experience software is really nothing more than a tool to test your website designs, apps, software user interface, and all other things where your users will be interacting with technology. It’s a mind-map tool that will give you a preview of what may happen if you go insist on your idea. But just like any other tool, it’s not what you got, it’s how you use it. Whatever you discover about your user interface by using UX, you should apply.