Inspiration for UX Design Interns
As an inexperienced UX design intern, you're likely feeling intimidated and a bit overwhelmed. Don’t worry! Every great designer had to start somewhere. Just like any other skill, practice and experience will help you build confidence in tackling UX design challenges. To help you get started, here are four tools and resources to inspire your UX design work.
Before embarking on creating any kind of design for an interface, it's important to do the necessary research. You can use tools such as surveys, interviews, and user tests to understand your users’ wants and needs. This can also give you valuable insight on how existing interfaces could be improved. To get you started with UX research tools, try UX Surveyor, UserZoom, or Validately.
It's easy to get stuck and hit a creative roadblock when designing interfaces, which is why it's important to stay inspired. Abduzeedo and Dribbble are two popular design inspiration sites to help inspire your next designs. Additionally, participating in a UX design challenge such as the ones provided by Awwwards or uxdesignweekly.com can help you stay up-to-date with the latest trends in UX design.
Feedback is essential to improving your skills as a UX designer and can be easily accessed on sites like Facebook's Designer Circles or on sites specifically geared towards sharing your work such us PathBubble or Forrst. Additionally, talking to fellow UX design interns or more experienced pros in the field through community events, or mentorship programs, can provide valuable feedback as well.
By using these effective tools and resources, UX design interns can gain the confidence and knowledge to tackle their design challenges and create solutions to their customer's needs. Learning about user-centered design principles, staying inspired, and seeking feedback are all essential components in the success of UX design.