Garnishing the dish called UX Design
That “you can do it” power can bring you to a different world of UX Design from Culinary arts.
And now when I’m in this world, I literally feel nostalgic to instances which have a connection to that culinary world. The tasks I’m performing now, have already been performed on a different ground.
So, I feel so glad to share some instances with you all that might connect to you if you’ve had the same career transition lately.
So it's a happy Tuesday morning and you’re ready with your to-do-list and suddenly you receive a mail with a subject line saying- “WEB DESIGN PROJECT”. When you go through the mail you get to know about the project and the client.
Yes the mail sounds like a new kitchen order from the KOT machine. There’s a special guest for dinner and he wishes to have some CHEF’S SPECIAL. Now let's know what exactly the guest wants with any makeover in the dish. Btw the order is for Spaghetti carbonara, Devil’s chicken and Mezze platter.(sounds so yummy!)
Now you’ve got so many ideas to design the website that you start brainstorming and researching. There could be some constraints to the project, but you come up with multiple ideas.
Doesn’t it look like that you’re in the planning stage of cooking a special meal?
Yeah! You’ve to check for allergens, spice-level, and other elements in the food preparation;
choosing the correct method of cooking the chicken.
Collecting the required elements for designing is a task and has to be to the point. Going through the Flaticons library and finding the right one. But unfortunately you don’t find it; rather you’ll be picking something close to it.
We haven’t got pancetta for carbonara. That’s pretty upsetting. But wait, we’ve got bacon which is somewhere close to it and can be used efficiently.
Yes the design should be crisp and clear in terms of aesthetics. You should go through some works where you can get an idea how to present it. It should convey the message to the users in an effective manner with an extra eye appeal.
Of Course the food presentation should be on point so you just check a few presentation images and get an idea of plating the dish for the special guest.
The height, depth, color and placement of ingredients should be such that it looks wonderful.
The client loved your draft which you shared and has given amazing feedback. The correct color balance and hierarchy in your design has driven the message clearly to the user.You’ve impressed the client and built a long professional relationship.
Though you must have chosen the simplest of all recipes and you’ve replaced pancetta with bacon; you’ve done a commendable job. The guest had a memorable experience during the special dinner and just because of you.
So anyways, it feels so marvellous to enhance users’ experience in any terms. Likewise I did in my culinary world.
What about the paycheque and the increment for the commendable task? Don’t think of it. We’ll talk about it later.
Signing off till I write to you all again.