Importance of User Interface Design
A great mobile app idea requires a great app design to embark on a successful journey. No matter how wonderful your idea is unless the User Interface is eye-catching, the user base will be limited. It is the mobile app UI that will help your app traverse the road from an unpopular to a popular mobility solution. In such a competitive world, the success of mobile apps entirely depends on the user experience they provide. More often than not, users relate a bad user experience to a poorly designed user interface and vice versa. Thus, it is not surprising that user interface plays an important role in app development. It determines the success of your app before it hits the market.
Numerous digital experts assert that UI is the key to expanding business outreach. The UI must have an efficient design, be intuitive and easy to comprehend to stimulate lead conversion. Additionally, a good UI may result in greater referrals among peers, especially the ones that understand technological designs. It would not be wrong to state that user interface can make or break your app. Therefore, it is wise to invest sufficient time and resources, along with technical expertise to curate your user interface to ensure remarkable returns.
How to design best UI
The best mobility solutions pay heed to their UI design to ensure a great user experience. Experts are increasingly spelling out ways to help the newcomers in the mobility industry to design exceptional UIs. Following are some tips that can help you to design a UI that is market ready-
Minimal Content with Maximum Utility
One of the first precautions you need to undertake while designing the UI is that the content for each screen should be minimal. If you spill out all the app features on a single screen, you’re likely to overwhelm the user. A handy tip would be to use less textual content and make the UI more graphical. The simple logic is that graphics are easy to interpret and visually appealing than written text. Additionally, graphics are likely to be concise and more informative. Do not try to incorporate all your technical expertise in a single app. Keep the UI simple for the users to access it without any difficulty.
Follow Universal Templates
The second important tip to incorporate in your UI design would be to follow universal templates. Especially, the introductory screens must be based on universally used terms and phrases. For instance, “Getting Started”, “How to..” have a universal nature and are easy to comprehend. Using such templates as a part of your UI will encourage new users to try your app. Universal templates reduce the fear of intimidation of accessing an entirely new UI, with new learning needs. Users can thus, access the UI with prior experience.
Efficient spacing out for easy access
The next tip to consider while designing your mobile app UI is to keep in mind the means of navigation. Conventionally, digital solutions were used on computers and the navigation was through mouse clicks which are relatively thin. On the contrary, the access to mobility solutions is through the use of fingers. It is common knowledge that fingers are much thicker than a mouse pointer. Thus, if the content of the UI is too close to one another, it could lead to user frustration. The content must be evenly spaced to ensure that two options do not get overlapped under a single tap.
Design a Dynamic UI
One of the most important things of a well-designed UI is the attractive use of colours and coherence with existing trends. Use colors that spell out the philosophy of your idea. Conduct an extensive study on the meaning of different colors to ensure clarity of thought. Additionally, you must ensure that your UI design keeps up with the existing and emerging trends. It is no surprise that with social media, the life of any trend is limited and therefore a dynamic UI will help you keep pace with the emerging line of thought. Unless you wish to bore your users with an outdated UI with negligent relevance in today’s world, it is imperative that you adapt to the changing trends.
This tip is a no-brainer. Your UI design must be calibrated well to function across different devices. Unless your users can access your app on different devices with similar ease, your chances of gaining user loyalty will be feeble.
Follow tailor made sizes for graphics and fonts
There is no doubt that using a uniform size for all graphics and fonts is the convenient route. However, it is important to note that a uniform size reduces the visual appeal of your UI design. For every app, there are some features that require more highlighting than the others. Thus, graphics for some will invariably be bigger than others. As for the font size, keep it sufficiently big to ensure that users have no difficulty in reading the text. More often than not, users contend that if they have to zoom in to read the text, they tend to lose interest and leave the app midway.
From the above discussion, we can conclude that an amalgam of a great idea and an efficient UI design is the key to a successful mobile app. While each app does have a UI, it is a great design which makes an app stand out of the crowd. As the mobility industry is being engulfed with cut-throat competition, only a well-designed UI can save your day. If you seek to develop an app with a market ready and robust UI, get in touch with us at Recro. We specialize in curating exceptional UIs that will beautifully transform your app idea into a mobility reality.