Gartner Research

Top Mistakes UX Designers Make

Published: 17 March 2016

ID: G00298517

Analyst(s): Brian Prentice , Ray Valdes, Magnus Revang

Summary

Knowing the top mistakes that user experience designers make helps application leaders pre-emptively avoid these same errors in projects where good UX is a key delivery.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Mistake No. 1: The "Fashionista" Syndrome
  • Mistake No. 2: The "User Can Be the Designer" Assumption
  • Mistake No. 3: Featuritis
  • Mistake No. 4: The "It Has to Look Expensive" Syndrome
  • Mistake No. 5: The "Designer Is Also the User" Approach
  • Mistake No. 6: Expert User Fallacy
  • Mistake No. 7: Great Artists Steal
  • Mistake No. 8: Delusion of Grandeur
  • What Do We Do If a Mistake Has Already Happened?

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