When is your App calling the need for a UX designer?

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When is your App calling the need for a UX designer?

Your SaaS will have many phases of growth in terms of features and users.

You’re wondering: until now, we were fine building the product with engineers, and it worked!

But you are starting to feel the need to hire UX Design help.

When is the ripe time?

This article will list the indicators that will tell you: you need to hire UX talent very soon!

1) When users are complaining about the usability of your App.

In your surveys and feedback forums, the users are continually mentioning that the application is hard to use.

This a great indicator that it’s time for a real re-design!

It’s time to hire your first UX Freelancer, UX Design Agency, or even a full-time UX Designer.

2) When you’re adding significant new features.

Adding new features can have a significant impact on the usability of your App.

Users might feel overwhelmed and may leave the software altogether.

When adding new features, It’s the perfect time to have a UX designer blend in the new feature with the existing software.

This will save the day!

3) You built the App in 2006.

You were the cool boy on the block!

No one had a clean UI. They were stuck in the 1995’s — but you were on fire!

Today, when the web and apps have matured 100x, your App might be ten years in the past!

It’s time to update the design.

Even to only re-skin the UI and leave the feature and UX will benefit you immensely.

4) Competitors are updating the design.

Let’s face it; competition drives innovation.

The new boys on the block look cooler — you feel like you must re-design!

This is a perfect time to hire a Freelance UX Designer or an Agency (Depending on your budget).

Not only will a fresh and updated design help you compete in your market, but it will immensely boost your confidence as a startup.

Does your competitor have a cleaner interface than your App?

Let me know in the comments below!

5) The software is becoming too large and complex.

Your App was initially a one-page form.

Over time, it grew and evolved!

Now is a great time to bring on UX Desing talent to take stock of all the features/pages and make a new simplified/robust design.

This process will clear up all the noise and design debt that has accumulated over the years.

👉 Many other problems will become obsolete with a good re-design!

I hope this article clarifies when is the ripe time to consider UX Design for your App!

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