5 common UX mistakes, and how to avoid them

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There are certain common UX design mistakes that are repeated time and time again. Often designers know their UX theory and practice, but fall into these traps all the same when they embark on a project, whether because of time constraints or through simply forgetting to challenge assumptions. Either way, the user experience suffers as a result. 

Many experienced UX designers will have their own pet list of UX design mistakes to avoid, but the themes that come up are often repeated. Here we speak with Google senior interaction designer and former Lululemon product designer, Prakarn Nisarat, to get his tips on how to avoid the most common UX mistakes and create better user experiences as a result.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.