UX designers use visual design software, like Figma, Frame, Sketch, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, to create the visual elements of products and services. Besides proficiency in these applications, build the knowledge of the best visual design practices for things like typography, color theory, layout, movement, icons, etc.
UX designers have a highly specialized view of the design elements and improving your visual communication skills as a novice often means learning first graphic designing, typography, photography, logo design, and more.
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Information architecture in UX design is organizing and structuring content in a way that is coherent.
UX designers make the journey easy for end-users to understand where they are, where they need to go, and what’s next. This requires an understanding of the visual hierarchy to deprioritize information to design interactive UI elements to induce people to take actions that bootstrap conversion through call-to-action elements both on web and mobile.
IA is intertwined with UX research and usability testing because investigating what end-users need and want is crucial for creating an effective information architecture design. This helps users find the information they’re looking for or complete their task with ease.