10 Steps to Follow for a Effective UX/UI Design
UI/UX design is the most intriguing part of any app that entices users to browse and learn more about the application. Apart from the usefulness of an application, UX/UI is the very first element that users take into consideration.
UX/UI Design in a Nutshell
UX (User Experience) Design– is primarily providing the user with the best experience and create a sense of satisfaction in users mind.
UI (User Interface) Design– involves selecting and using the right tools and interface that is necessary for the right user experience.
The sphere of designing is ever-changing, and room for improvement is limitless. Our primary focuses at CoreiBytes includes keeping in mind the simplicity, elasticity, fluency, proficiency, uniformity, user involvement and continuous innovation even after the initial designing is finalized.
In this article, we will highlight our process and mindset that goes behind the felicitous designing of a relevant app. Our design wizards at CoreiBytes go through a rigorous 10-step process while designing UX/UI of any application.
1. WHO ARE THE USER?
The answer to the question leads to a particular set of user behavior pattern on which we can emphasize to pinpoint the best digital user experience design. The user’s skill, experience, need, interfaces they like, how often they use it; all of this information is everchanging, and it never goes with the flow of development. UX/UI designers should know how to learn, restate, adapt and repeat in each stage of the designing process. To create the best user interface design we need to offer an experience, unlike others. Instead of following trends blindly, the focus should be on creating one. Moreover, a greater customer insight offers us that opportunity.
2. KEEP IT SIMPLE; ALIGNED WITH CUSTOMER DEMAND
Best UI/UX design follows simplicity and clarity. A well-designed app must be operated well enough, and the user should feel comfortable and confident in using of information.
Simplicity and clarity provide the user answers to the following questions:
• What is the situation?
• Where did it occur?
• What is the probable action?
• What is the outcome of those actions?
It is always what the product is demanding, maintaining the balance between the right amount and minimalist. The best thing is to trust the UX Consultant intuition and expertise.
3. DESIGN ELASTICITY
While designing a UI/UX of an app or web application, an image version can look fancier, but due to data inconsistency, the coded version will look more realistic until further polished. Then it is judged by the user’s low-resolution devices makes it more awkward.
Above situations are the most basic ones. Based on that while designing a mobile user interface design or a web application interface design following steps are recommended:
• Use typography like black on white, large, readable, etc.
• Find out the best content the design is demanding
• Account for all the devices and resolutions
• Make sure it is workable in all device and resolutions
• Take account of the most common problem faced during development
4. MAKE IT FLUENT
It is all right to be creative, but creativity has its limit. Best UI UX design keeps the balance between the generic and the creative part. The design must be fluent with the character of the mobile/ web application and only put its artistic signature where it is needed. That is how the app becomes extraordinary. Chaos does not soothe your eyes.
Certain things must be familiar to the user:
• Links, buttons, etc
• Generic color codes such as red means urgent/stop, green means all right/done, etc.
• Payment processing
5. FOCUS ON PROFICIENCY
The design should amplify the user’s efficiency of doing his everyday works with consistency. The design must be made according to the actions; meant to be done by the user. The design must be bundled with enough tools for the specific task completion.
Regardless of the software’s workability, the design can always be straightforward and commotion free.
Uniformity provides the familiar feeling and comfort in a specific environment even they were unknown. This way the language of the app can be introduced to the user. Moreover, the structure is there to make things approachable without overwhelming.
The things to do.
• Visual hierarchy with highlight essential things
• Follow a specific visual order
• The color scheme must be consistent throughout the app, it is critical
• The navigation must not be inconsistent
• Use some aspects for a different situation
7. FOLLOW LATEST TRENDS
It is not essential to go with the latest trends, but one must follow it. Most of the UX designers follow the trends, and in some case, they set the trend. As the user experience choice mainly depends on the trends, it is highly beneficial to offer something closer to it. It serves well.
Best interface design is bundled with feedbacks at different pages of the applications. There should be a signpost of every stage the user is standing on; this creates a responsive experience, and the user feels more comfortable using the app.
9. SIMPLIFY, EMPOWER USER
User experience design is very focused on the user’s flexibility, empowerment, and feedback. A good UI/UX design should be flexible enough to the user that they must know at any given point in case of an error what is the solution and makes sure of no repetition. Simple things like providing keyboard shortcuts to accomplish a task can empower the user to a large extent. The user must perceive things as colloquial; this ultimately provides a know-how experience for them.
10. KEEP EVOLVING
The best thing about evolvement is there is no stopping. As the experience is being upgraded day by day, the user experience design is upgrading as well. There is always a tipping point. This continuous pursuit of perfection makes things more interesting. While going for a UI UX design, there will be mistakes, but these mistakes are often resulting in new findings.