[Myth] Design has to be original

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Myth #9: Design has to be original

Many designers would rather attempt reinventing the wheel than to adapt conventional user interface design patterns. It should be considered, however, that such design conventions are well-working because they’ve already been introduced and tested for usability. Since the users know them well, you don’t need any explanation or instruction manual. As users appreciate usability over novelties, standard patterns will eventually benefit your audience.

It might occur that a new approach is needed, but you must be 100% positive that your solution is better than the existing pattern.

On the importance of web conventions:

Further reading on the concept of originality:

Source: uxmyths

Who is the UX Designer?

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This video takes a fun and quirky approach to explaining who UX Designers are and what they do. Like the designers of this video, the UX Designer is committed to bringing together technology and experience to deliver an innovative product. UX Designers put their emphasis on new ideas and delivering the best experience to the user.