3 Habits for a Good UI/UX Designer

March 9, 2021

The past year has been a revolution for our personal growth. In the process, we learned new habits that significantly increased our creativity and productivity. Let's move on to the top 3 habits that we believe will benefit UX & UI designers at any stage of their career.

Improve Your Problem Solving Skills

It's no secret that designers need to be 'T' shaped. The must-have skill set for a UX/UI designer is to come up with simple solutions to problems.

If an expert's breadth of knowledge from different fields helps him draw inspiration from other fields and come up with a solution to a problem, it will be to his advantage.

So how do we do this? Unfortunately, we don't have a single tool that we can recommend.

What we can offer you in this regard;

Be curious and try to learn about new topics,

Read books on various topics, it will develop your imagination,

You can take beginner or intermediate courses in a variety of subjects,

You can collaborate with people from different backgrounds to learn about other fields on a regular basis,

You can improve yourself by listening to podcasts on various topics.

Get Enough Sleep

This is for everyone, not just UI/UX designers. People underestimate the value of quality sleep, but research shows that sleep quality affects your brain power. This also means that it directly affects your creativity.

What can we do for quality sleep?

What we can offer you actually consists of some routines. If you make this a habit, you can sleep better. For a better sleep;

Stay away from your devices an hour before going to bed, this is due to staying away from blue light as much as possible.

Not checking any device for at least one hour after waking up,

You can drink a cup of chamomile tea an hour before going to bed, it will calm you down and prepare you for sleep.

You can reduce caffeine use after 17:00,

You can add some form of physical exercise to your day.

Since everyone's metabolic clock is different, our sleep hours may vary.

Practice. Practice. Practice.

Most of us have heard the expression 'Practice makes a man perfect'. We've all heard that the golden rule of success in a business is practice, which means that we specialise in a field for exactly 100000 hours. As Malcolm Gladwell's book 'Outliers' also mentions on this subject, he emphasises that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to be at the top of your field.

So how can we do this?

If we don't see ourselves at the top of our fields, we need to be realistic about it. Giving 10000 hours to a job allows you to become an expert in your field and train your mind by practising.

Here are a few tips to make practising effective and easy:

Try to devote at least two hours each day to the new skill.

Practice in the morning before you start work and as the last thing before you finish your workday.

Set small tasks to practice every day.

Track your progress in a notebook.

Test your skills regularly by giving new challenges each time.

We have listed the top 3 habits that we believe will benefit UX & UI designers at any stage of their career.

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