User experience design, or UX design for short, is a field of design in which UX designers strive to create the best experience for users interacting with an app or website. UX designers try to achieve this by researching user behavior and making design decisions using studies and by analyzing data. In recent years, more and more businesses have begun to see the importance of the user experience design process when they are creating apps, websites, or other interfaces for their users. This also means that the demand for UX designers has skyrocketed which has made the position of UX designer a very lucrative one. Due to this newly gained demand, many people are looking to become UX designers but are finding it a difficult field to get into. It can be hard to, for example, get enough practice and to build up a UX design portfolio, before setting your sights on your first professional UX design job.
Getting practice and building up your UX design portfolio as an aspiring professional UX designer is an important part of preparing yourself before taking on your first UX design job. Though it may seem difficult to find opportunities to practice UX design at first, there are many great ways of challenging yourself to practice and build up a portfolio. One of these is to use a UX design brief generator. A UX design brief generator works by randomly selecting various brief components, creating a unique UX brief that you can use to practice on. After you've generated a brief you like, you can begin working on it just like you would with a real client contacting you. Begin sketching, research potential competitors and customers, and finally, start creating deliverables like wireframes or interactive prototypes.
FakeClients' UX design brief generator is one of the most-used tools for beginning UX designers to practice their user experience design skills. Using the UX design brief generator you can generate prompts that you can work on as if they were real clients. Use these prompts to practice, fill up your portfolio or prepare for a job interview. To generate your first prompt, simply press the "Generate Brief"-button. A randomly generated design brief will be generated for you. Because of the large number of potential combinations, no brief is the same. Press the button as much as you want until you get a UX design brief you would like to work on. Try to work on the fake client briefs just like you would when working on a real client's request and go through your whole UX process to get as much practice and the best result.
Once you are finished with your UX design, you can add it to your portfolio, share it or try to get some feedback on the feedback platform of FakeClients. Go to FakeClients.com/Feedback and post your design and the other FakeClients users will gladly offer you helpful feedback for you to improve your design. To improve your chances of getting feedback, be sure to give some feedback to other users and ask them what they think about your work. Don’t be afraid to post your work on FakeClients.com/Feedback, it doesn’t matter if you’re an absolute beginner or a professional, the community on our feedback platform will be kind and provide you with the feedback you need. If you want to get some more exposure for your work and social media account, you can check the “allow sharing” checkbox on the feedback form. Your UX design will automatically be shared on the FakeClients Instagram account and your username will be tagged if you decide to fill that in as well. You can also share your UX designs on Instagram or other social media platforms using the hashtag ‘#fakeclients’.
Many people decide to use FakeClients’ generator as a daily UX design challenge. This is an excellent way to get yourself to practice UX design. Simply create a list of several briefs and decide on what timeframe you’d like to complete the challenge. These daily UX design challenges typically last for 10-30 days but some people even decide to do it for 100 days or more. When you use FakeClients, deciding the duration of the challenge is completely up to you. You can even decide to use it twice a day or a few times per week.
Besides the FakeClients generator, you can also use some of the longer, written UX design briefs. These briefs go more in-depth into the design requirements and are typically a bit more difficult to work on for beginning UX designers. To get access to these longer briefs, you simply need to sign up for FakeClients and upgrade to FakeClients Pro. Once you've upgraded your account, just go to FakeClients.com/briefs and pick one of the briefs to start working on your practice project. These longer briefs are an excellent way to get more UX design practice and your practice projects will look great on your portfolio. When you're done with your first brief, simply pick another one as, with over 200 written briefs, there are more than enough for you to pick from.