Guide to the Requirements Engineering Process in UX

Requirements engineering process user experience is very necessary for you to consider in your product life cycle. This is because the user experience will be the one to help you meet the needs of your customers.

In designing your website for example you should do enough research and know the need of your customers so that you will be able to design a website that will enable you meet the needs of your users .

For example you may design a website where different people will be searching for different information on a certain field. In such a case you should try to consider the need of different customers so that you will avoid cases where you will inconvenience others. As a designer of a website ,a mobile application or a software to be used on desktops you should take your time and asses the feelings of the users on the application or software that you will have designed .

The following is a guide to requirements engineering process in UX:

Check on the accessibility of your design

After you design your website or any application that the users will use, for you to achieve the best user experience you should try and check whether the system is easily accessible .For the case of a website this is very necessary, a website that will be hard to access will lead to inconveniencing the users hence will have failed in the aspect of user experience. As a designer you should make sure different information that is very important to the users is displayed in such a way that the users who will be accessing your website will be able to access it without a lot of struggle before they can locate it.

Check on you system performance

For the best user experience of your system it must be able to perform specific functions that the users may like to fulfill in making use of it .For instance after designing an application to be used on a computer the application should be able to perform as per your specification that you may have marketed the product while quoiting.

The system should be usable

After your design process is through where you will have designed a mobile application or software to run on computers the target users should be able to make use of the product. If possible you should try and make it in such a way that a user will be able to make use of the system even with the least knowledge of how the systems works.

The system should be economical

For the users to enjoy making use of your product it has to be economical in some way .For you to achieve this as a designer you should try and make some improvements where the users will be able to save money while making use of the system unlike a case where they will have made use of other options available in the market. After following the guide your requirements engineering process in UX will be very easy.

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Megan Wilson
Megan Wilson is user experience specialist & editor of UX Motel. She is also the Quality Assurance and UX Specialist at WalkMe Megan.w(at)walkme.com
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