Millions of new mobile apps develop and launch every year. Great UI design attracts users towards the app. If you do not design an eye-catchy user interface, your mobile app will be lost in the crowd of millions of apps.
As Paul Rand said, “Design is the silent Ambassador of your Brand”.
Keeping this in mind, you should design your mobile app in a way that presents your company services, culture and values. You can design better user-interface (UI), if you focus on few common design principles.
According to Constantine and Lockwood, these are the principles that helps you to improve the quality of your usage-centered design.
Your design should organize the user interface purposefully, in meaningful and useful ways. It should have clear and consistent models that are apparent and recognizable to users. It should put related things together and separate unrelated things, differentiate dissimilar things and make similar things resemble one another. The structure principle concerns overall user interface architecture.
Your design should make simple, common tasks easy, communicating clearly and simply in the user’s own language. It should provide good shortcuts that are meaningfully related to longer procedures.
Your design should make all needed options and materials for a given task visible. It should not distract the user with extraneous or redundant information. Good designs don’t overwhelm users with alternatives or confuse with unneeded information.
Your design should keep users informed of actions or interpretations, changes of state or condition, and errors or exceptions. It should provide information relevant and of interest to the user using clear, concise, and unambiguous language familiar to users.
Your design should be flexible and tolerant, reducing the cost of mistakes and misuse by allowing undoing and redoing. Also, it should prevent errors wherever possible by tolerating varied inputs and sequences and by interpreting all reasonable actions.
Your design should reuse internal and external components and behaviors, maintaining consistency with purpose. Rather than only providing arbitrary consistency, it should reduce the need for users to rethink and remember.
For good UI design inspiration, check out some of the following sites:
Like many people, YouTube has become my primary source of music. I listen to its automatic playlists all the time, and the fact that it seems to learn my preferences and introduces me to new music is just awesome. There is just one annoyance: YouTube ads Now, I don’t hate ads. I actually find them […]
With the increase in a number of digital devices, organizations are facing bandwidth issues. Users within the organization are downloading same content multiple times resulting in the consumption of international bandwidth. A simple solution might be to increase the bandwidth. But, can there be ways to solve this problem? The answer is “YES”. Caching servers […]