What is one of the deadliest traps we can fall into in user interface design? How can we avoid it? What is the difference between simple and dumb user interface? How can we make interfaces more intuitive? Have you ever asked any of these questions? What are some good practices for user interface design? This article may finally give you the answers you have been looking for.
Less is more is one of the most used phrases in design. However, it is mostly used as a quote than as a principle we could actually follow. Let’s change that. Let’s make this quote more helpful and actionable so we all can benefit from it. In this article, we will discuss three specific areas of design where we can use less is more as a principle to achieve more.
Ethical design is something we don’t hear or talk about a lot. We usually talk only about good or bad design. Let’s take a moment and talk about the impact the things we design have on people who use them. This is a fact. Everything we create has an impact on our lives and lives of other people. We shape our tools and our tools shape us. We sometimes forget this. Let’s talk about the good, bad and ethical design and other things we don’t talk about, but we should.
Mobile design is becoming more important as more and more people use mobile devices to access the Internet. The problem is that creating great mobile design and delightful experience is not easy. There are many things designers have to do right. Otherwise, people will not be willing to stay on the website for a long time. And, they may not give us another chance. So, we have to it right on the first try. Here are some tips to make it easier.
Knowing how to design usable mobile forms is more and more important. The mobile web is on the rise. A lot of people use their mobiles more than desktop computers or laptops. And, it doesn’t look like this trend is going to disappear soon, rather the opposite. Some people think forms are not so important. Great user experience is about excellence in every detail, including forms. Let’s learn how to create more usable forms. Let’s make work with forms finally pleasant experience!
Designing and building great mobile forms is hard. Quite often, filling out these forms is not easier either. When we think about filling some form, we are usually not filled with joy. For most of us, forms are just a tool we need to use to get some job done. As a tool, it is not the most user-friendly one. What makes it so difficult to design usable form? Can we take even very bad examples of mobile forms and make them better? Let’s talk about a couple of best practices to achieve this.