In the context of business, a modern mobile app is an innovative custom product that provides better quality service. The user needs service to simplify his life. In a world full of things it is maybe the one that matters. Do you know how to enhance interactions for users to provide this sort of quality? Let’s consider this together and discuss some practical tips for intuitive UI design.
Tip#1 Decrease user’s actions
There are such nasty apps that make us go a long way before we can complete the task for which we came. The reason for this is ill-considered interactions and a bunch of unnecessary functional. Apps are designed to simplify life, as we wrote earlier, and not to strain. Too primitive functionality also doesn’t become a good idea. But the middle way will help you create a really convenient product, both in terms of utility and visual.
You don’t need outstanding features to attract the user. Give him a full convenience.
Tip#2 Increase learnability
Professional designers seek to provide a unique product with original interactions and navigation systems. This approach allows a business to stand out from competitors and be noticeable on the market. If you create a completely new app, you should consider how the user will adapt to it. Learnability means how easy it is to complete tasks at first usage, and how quickly users learn. To improve it, you should make it simple and understandable. The system must be developed with consistency and logic, and the usage should be intuitive for your customer.
Tip#3 Think about multiple holds
We can name three popular types of smartphone holds. The first is to hold it with one hand and navigate with a thumb. The second way is to take the smartphone in one hand and interact with it with the index finger of the other hand. And the third is common while texting: to hold the phone with two hands, and use your two thumbs for actions. You should find out whether layout elements are effectively placed for all these holds. A single-handed hold requires special attention, as it has the most limited reach.
To simplify the interaction process in a mobile app, it is advisable to place the main components at the bottom of the screen where users can easily get to the touch areas.
Tip#4 Add recognition patterns
To ensure intuitive interaction, the user interface design must contain recognition patterns. These are elements that users have already faced, and they give little hints about how the app works. In online shopping apps, we are used to seeing a cart icon. It helps us to make purchases intuitively without straining. Such tips give the user the opportunity to be confident in his actions and use the app with comfort and interest. If the user accidentally gets on the app without typical tips, he will find it inconvenient, no matter what products it offers.
Tip#5 Make a usability testing
This is an important step in the creation of mobile apps, helping to evaluate it by testing for a potential audience. It is usually carried out at the user experience design stage before the project is handed over to the development team so that incorrect solutions can be changed fast at the beginning.
Modern markets dictate their own rules of the game and it is important to explore approaches to creating custom products on time. Great ideas need a great design.
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