What would you do if you wanted a great user interface design in place? The easiest thing would be to hire an user interface development company, help them understand your needs and get them to build a user interface framework and create a user interface design that speaks volumes in terms of experience.
But even with the finished product you still will have that one lingering thought:
“Does this cover all aspects of UI design?”
Before you decide to outsource and have your UI designed you need to understand fundamentals, this way you can ensure that you give a clear brief and help create a crisp, rich product. The five basic cornerstones of a user interface development are:
First and foremost, adopt clarity as the foundation for your interface. Be it design or content, there is a need to be understood easily. This help the user predict what’s next and stay comfortable with the product, be it website or a mobile application.
The predictability helps easy navigation and better interaction. If the user is uncomfortable, he has poor control on the environment and leads to confusing and poor interaction. Thus one needs to remove all confusions and retain clarity both in design and content.
The simpler the design, the higher is its function and interaction. Mostly the best designs usually go unnoticed. Any extra’s both in design as decoration or extra words for information overload needs to serve the brand.
However a clean and simple design with necessary content, perfectly prioritized with the most important right on the top is a best approach. The design should have its own visual language leading the user from one to the next and guiding him with graphical elements, thus adding convenience to the user experience.
Guide elements are part of the visual language. These vivid graphical details help create a hierarchy in design, aiding the user to understand and move from one to the next easily. These guiding elements fulfill the need to anchor the user on a page and then help them sync with the intuitive flow of the design leading to new discovery while engaging the user completely.
Get your page layout to support the flow by focusing on one primary action per page and use these elements to help direct action. One can use both color and typography for variations and hierarchy creation. One can also use light and texture to adhere to simplicity and create good guide elements in a visual language.
The uniformity in designs contributes to many an attributes simultaneously. It helps structure of the design, aids balance and consistency adding clarity and simplicity in development of a design interface. The guide elements that behave in a particular fashion should stay similar. The icons that convey a function on a page need to be uniform performing the same function across the website.
Any dissimilar or different design would only lead to confusion and poor interaction
A clear consistent user interface needs to remain simple and coherent even with further developments for user comfort. Good communication systems – rich feedback and constant update on any changes in the user interface helps maintain trust and understand the user’s ideas too.
Ensure the user interface design development company is in sync with these 5 design development fundamentals and you can stay assured on an easy and engaging user interface design for your customers.