If you’re new to data science, it can take time to know where to start. Many people have heard about UCD and HCD, but only some know exactly what they mean.
UCD and HCD are two acronyms used in the world of esports. They are “video content creator” and “health club director,” respectively. But what do they mean? And why should you care about them?
In this article, we’ll explain everything you need to know about UCD and HCD so that you can better understand how they’re relevant to esports.
UX is a Way of Thinking, it's not a Job Title
UX is a way of thinking, not a job title or function. It’s not even a profession or an industry, but something that affects us daily. UX is about making something easy for people to use—software or apps, websites, or digital products—so that they can get the most out of their time and attention.
UX is the Opposite of UI
User experience (UX) and user interface (UI) often need clarification. UX is the opposite of UI, which is how users interact with your product or service.
User interfaces are designed to help users accomplish tasks quickly and effectively. They typically have a visual design that reflects this goal, such as buttons for different functions or text fields where you enter data into a form.
UX Designers are Often Visual Designers!
UX designers are often visual designers, copywriters, or both. Depending on the industry, they may be called user experience researchers, user experience analysts, user interface designers, information architects, or other names.
UX design is designing a product for humans to use (as opposed to products for machines). UX design aims to create something that helps users achieve their goals more effectively than competing products do. UX designers don’t need to learn how to code.
You may wonder if you need to know how to code to be a UX designer. The answer is no, but some tools can help your designs come alive.
Learn About UCD and HCD
UCD is a design approach that focuses on user needs and satisfaction. It’s often used in the development of software but also other areas such as websites, apps, and even physical products. HCD (Human-Centered Design) is an approach to product design that focuses on people’s emotions, motivations, activities, and relationships with technology. UCD can be applied to any domain where users interact with a system; HCD applies UCD principles when designing products or systems for humans.
UX is a way of thinking. It’s not a job title or even a job function. UX designers are often visual designers or copywriters. They don’t need to learn how to code, but they need an understanding of user experience design principles and practices.