Hacking User Testing With ReactJS
There are many tools available for designers to create beautiful user interfaces and user experiences. And today I want to share another approach on how to build interactive design prototypes with ReactJS and why.
Moreover, if ReactJS becomes one of the go-to prototyping tools, then it could be much easier to communicate with the software engineers on the team and understand the fundamental principles of how the product is developed.
These are some advantages of using ReactJS as a prototyping tool mockup implementation:
- Dividing design elements into components
The big “plus” that ReactJS allows creating reusable components. And it will help designers to style and restyle UI-elements faster (in case the project is organized and structured right) if it’s required.
- Keeping the application stateful
With ReactJS it’s also possible to initialize and update the state after every user interaction, which can be passed to any component to be used. The bright example is the input fields in the form. The interface state would be updated and re-rendered in the web application preview.
- Managing and handling application data
- Styling components
- App Deploying for testing
The Create-React-App CLI (ReactJS project starter) makes it also more comfortable to deploy the web application, for example, to GitHub pages. It implies that the prototypes can be published quickly to the world and the user testing could be performed.
For sure, ReactJS is not always the right choice of the design tool, and for many designers, it wouldn’t be especially useful. For example, any page-flow can be applied in Marvel and Framer could be better for the animations/transitions representation. But if you are curious about other ways like coding and want to try something new, then ReactJS is an excellent choice to do that.
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