Efficiency in any field is the result of critical thinking no matter whatever profession is involved. There is no exception when it comes to web designing as well. No matter how well you design a website if it does not cater the specific need of the product or service the site is promoting all hard work may go in vain.
Identify Your Requirements
The same can be understood through analysis of why most projects fail even after so much effort is put into them. The most common problem or reason of failure of web design projects is the lack of ability to identify the exact requirement of the project. For any project to be successful you require to design objectives that are to be achieved as simply going blind about it and following a vague goal may prove to be fatal for your web design.
Define Your Goals
Similarly even if you do set a defined goal make sure it fits in with the requirement. It is also seen in many cases that although the goal is defined amply but it was not the right goal at the end and no matter how beautiful the design you created may be if it is not centering the right area it is a disaster at the end.
Critical thinking is the essential requirement of completing any job efficiently let alone web designing. A prerequisite of critical thinking is to analyze the problem. As a web designer you are required to analyze your designs not just simply by your perspective but also from others point of view. Doing things according to your assessment may induce an aspect of biasness in your designs as you will in many cases not be able to identify problems in your own design. However keeping in mind the view point of others will help in going about the whole design and you can focus more on what the viewer wants to see and what he perceives from certain design features.
Critical thinking also involves having good judgment capability. As a designer you may be required to solve some previous existing problems and also add up some new features. The capability of defining which problem is worth solving and which if solved will create more issues is a trait that should be present in all web designers.
Also since you are required to stay in budget analysis of where to invest in the site and what will prove to be beneficial is the next most important part of critical thinking. You need to collect valuable information from customers and other related sources and on its basis assess and differentiate between what should be done and what could be done?
After the exact and workable goals are defined and the perfect assessment is made on how to perform a certain job the next step involves jotting it down in a list form and setting up the priority jobs first and the less important ones for later. The benefit of this step is that due course is followed, and in cases some thing important does come up in between; you can always make some additions. Also depending on your time schedule you can prioritize what can be done in a certain period and draw a line in between the most important and less important jobs. As discussed before critical thinking involves catering to all aspects that effect in any way on a job may it be building a hand gun or designing a website.