The day in the life of a UI/UX designer

August 8, 2022
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The day in the life of a UI/UX designer

A day in the life of a UI/UX designer can seem tiresome (and unpredictable) being packed with a lot of client meetings, wireframing, brainstorming sessions, research, user interviews, and much more. But what makes the role exciting and lucrative is the fact that it ensures you an enriching experience with total satisfaction of having done something new and innovative at the end of the day. Being a role requiring maximum exploitation of both sides of our brain, every single UI/UX project is an adventure with a quest to solve or unearth certain mysteries and come up with solutions never seen before or improve on existing solutions.

Creative Solutions And Results That Grow Brands


Before further diving into our blog, let’s clarify two things: UI and UX, which stand for User Interface and User Experience respectively, are two different terms. Secondly, though they share many similarities, they are entirely different terms.
UI design is the design of the place where you communicate with your users. Meant to be visually stimulating, clutter-free screen layouts, glitch-free transitions and animations, and user-friendly micro-interactions are all part of a good UI design.
UX designs, on the other hand, are designs that are dependent on how well you comprehend your users. UX designers strive to build well-structured designs comprising seamless navigations and functionalities. The success of a UX design is calculated based on how easy or hard it is to interact with the UI elements.

Never-ending research

Extensive research is needed to get to the roots of the problem by undergoing initial background studies. Next, the team here analyzes and evaluates competitors’ solutions to these problems before moving on to the most crucial phases of research- understanding the users by collecting our own data via interviews, surveys, and much more. Not to mention that we do borrow help from all reliable sources available, though.

Ideating, ideating, and…. Just some more ideating

Once the problem is well understood, our team analyzes these problems to better understand the pain points and needs of the users to come up with solutions. This is where the research findings begin to transition into design concepts. Along with this, dedicated user persona crafting for all possible as well as unexpected users is brainstormed and crafted to make sure that the product is tailored to everyone’s specific needs.
Now that we have an idea of what type of users we are expecting and what they require, we move on to the next step- the contrivance of potential designs.

User-centered designing

After conceptualizing the product, it’s now time to get our hands dirty both creatively and analytically. We, at Life Designer, cherish every moment spent frolicking with design tools, typography, patterns, images, illustrations, and more to prototype all the chosen solutions.
The most significant revenue of an app is its user volume. And an aesthetically pleasing UI design can help boost that exponentially.
Yet again, it isn’t just about the style and aesthetics, it’s about making sure that the users’ needs are given first importance. While tailoring your design according to the experiences of a majority set of users, it is equally important to consider the minor factions as you scale up. In our case, we tend to every possible user’s needs in the best way possible from the start so that anyone can have a full-on experience with the product.
Another aspect to consider while designing a product is the quality and quantity of the content. Though mobile-first designs help compact features, the user approach helps determine the content that matters most. Cause, after all, only users know what works best for them. So it is crucial that designs should be concise and quickly understandable so that users don’t have difficulty figuring out the functionalities.

An enthusiastic and curious team ready to constantly improve saves the day

UI/UX designing is no one man’s task. Even if you do manage to wireframe the whole design, it wouldn’t be successful without communicating with every single person concerned with the product. This is why we make it a point to be in constant touch with the clients along with constantly researching for more ideas and user data. Apart from this, the designers work closely with the coders and product designers to make sure that the designs are functional.
Our team here at Life Designer strives to be adaptive to all the existent and systematically creative to bring the best to the table. Reaching consensus on design decisions and sharing a common notion and vision for the products while tackling novel and fast-paced challenging dynamic workloads, it’s the collaborative efforts that matter at the end of the day. The workflow of every UI/UX designer at Life Designer is unique. So to summarize, we ensure you the best of the rare solutions to all your creative and analytical problems.