User experience or (UX) means different things to different people and may be an anomaly. Because user experience focuses on having a deep understanding of users, what they need, what they value, their abilities, and also their limitations. So we break it down project by project, user by user. At Harbor Designs and Manufacturing we also consider the customers business goals and objectives for the project. UX best practices promote improving the quality of the user’s interaction with and perceptions of your product and any related services.
To better understand the importance of the User experience (UX) with regards to your design is to understand that were helping you create a product which provides meaningful and relevant experiences to users. Having our UX designers in on every step of your product design ensures the final outcome of the product satisfies and entices the customer to want to use your product. Form fit and functionality all play a distinctive role into your brand, product design, usability, and function of your product. We want to make sure your product is as easy to use, pleasing to see and performs as expected in order to drive sales, brand recognition and consumer confidence.
Because the majority of our products are designed for human users the scope can be daunting and may encompass accessibility and accommodating regarding users’ physical limitations, such as height or vision. UX designers often will be required to conduct user research, create personas and the use of interactive prototypes to test the product with users. Entrepreneurs should plan and include marketability and user feedback loops during the design phases to ensure the designs meet their end user or customers needs.
At Harbor Design and Manufacturing these tasks vary by product to product and from one company to the next, however the UX designer is always the users best advocate and keeps the users’ needs at the center of all design and development efforts. Addressing these needs throughout the process may eliminate costly re work or lost time. The UX designers job is to work until they address all of the relevant issues and user needs to help produce the best product possible!