How Do I Translate UX Research Into Designs? w/ Darshan Gajara
14 Dec 2021
Darshan Gajara is Head of Design at GraphCMS and creator of Product Disrupt. In this episode, we discuss how to take insights you glean from UX research and turn them into actual designs.
We talk about:
Make sure your design and research reports are clear and story-based so others have the right understanding.
Utilize low-fidelity tools like wireframes and user flows. It helps bridge the gap.
Getting hung up on a specific process can sometimes hamper your ability to make designs based on the real problem.
If you’re having trouble translating research into designs, it’s likely that there’s a breakdown earlier in the flow: you’re going after the wrong problem, don’t have a hypothesis, chose the wrong method, etc.
Raise the general UX research IQ of your whole team so everyone can synthesize together.
Utilize usability testing — it’s an easy way to validate your design translations.
When you’re doing really broad research, make sure you know exactly what you’re looking for so that you have specific deliverables to help you more easily translate your findings.
Get effective and efficient at synthesis because that’s the bridge between research and UI design.