6 ways to improve diversity in UX design

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UX design is often confused with UI, and that can lead to a misconception that it's mainly bout aesthetics. But UX design is about people, and people are all different. There are many ways in which one person's experience of a product can be different from another's. And that means that UX designers need to consider diversity to provide a good experience for users.

Factors such as race, gender, sexual orientation and disabilities all need to be taken into consideration in UX design. Here experts in the field share their views and advice on improving diversity in UX. To learn more about UX and UI design, sign up for our online UX Design Foundations course. You'll learn from experts in the field, including some of those who contributed to this article.

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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.