“Ever wondered, how every website you scroll or click or every application or software you use, how they give you a remarkable user experience?” Well, that all happen when the interface and experience of your website and software make the reader/User come back again and again and even recommend the website to others or stay permanently connected with your app.
Everything is possible when your UX/UI of the website or application is exceptional.
So, what this UX/UI means, and are they similar?
In this blog, we will try to answer you’re questions, and try to fill you up with some of the amazing facts and basics.
What UX/UI is, are they similar?
People do sometimes mix these both terms of UX and UI, but they are different from each other.
UX means User Experience, it’s concerned with making the website or application user friendly, so that the user may locate the things they want easily. And they can be satisfied while browsing on your website or user your application.
UI means User Interface, it’s a branch of UX that focuses on the overall looking of a website. How the opening or closing page looks like, how interacting the specific page looks like.
BASICS on the UX/UI design.
Before starting up the designing for a website or software there are some basic you should know, let’s look at them:
- Make the interface readable and accessible.
Every time you start designing a website make sure you think like a user. How much convenient it would be if you are browsing a website and want to download a file, you can get the download link easily which will ease your work and consume less time.
Well a perfect example to this point is when you try to download a file and you first find the link on the webpage after many advertisement click baits, then still it always brings and drops you on a page asking for proceeding on advertisements. That thing is annoying.
Being consistent is one of the most important and troublesome mistakes you don’t wanna do because the consistency will show how much you care about the appearance of the web page or your application interface. If you use different fonts and colors on every page, that will look unprofessional. Because the audience judges you the second they come on your website or application.
Be clear and specific
Being clear doesn’t mean you show every coding of your app or website, but make sure you show the audience what they want to see. Not make them feel regret about choosing you over the other.
Feedback is important
Patience is what we lack in today’s world, in this age of the fastest finger first no one likes to wait. Well, making them have what they want through ‘call-on-action’ will take time. You can add some graphics like “Loading” through a spinning dots, show the amount of data they downloaded to keep them interacted.
Use recognition not recall.
When it comes to gain traffic at your site, you need to give a marvelous impression on the audience, so that they don’t have to recall your site or app name when they refer it to someone but they have to instantly spill your website name first.
People in India use Amazon and Flipkart more than myntra or Bewakoof, just because they have gained that credibility by giving an amazing user experience.
Choose how people interact.
The main problem with some websites is they don’t show there About us, FAQ option on their website or it’s very hard to find
this brings a massive drawback. Remember “people trust in them with whom they can interact with.”
Keep design standards in mind.
Being creative with your website is a beneficial thing, but too much of anything can ruin everything. You have to maintain a pace on your website as like others.
for example, you may have seen ‘search bar’ on the center top of the webpages like Amazon and Flipkart, on Wikipedia you will find it on the top right corner, it had placed the ‘Search Bar’ in a different place, yet it’s easy to find.
In short, maintain standards while being accessible but don’t try to put useful tabs on covert places.
Follow the Hierarchy Structure.
While you design, never forget that you have to complement the content of the content, you need to keep your content in a hierarchy structure, you have to keep the most informative and important content in the first, then keep decreasing and finally least informative detail.
Keep things simple.
Don’t use words like ‘perplexing’ and ‘alleviate’ when ‘difficult’ and ‘calm’ can do the same work. Keep your content simple and readable, because no one will read a word and rush to see the meaning of it. Keep it understandable.
Let your user be free yet in your control.
Keeping your audience feel free during browsing your website or using your application, let them access any page they want. But don’t let them know that you can control their movements.
This is a very sensitive way either you can use it as a weapon to earn money by smashing advertisements on your audience or you can just use it to make your ‘call-to-action’ more efficient.
The choice is yours. “Wiser you are, more creditable you will get.”
UX/UI designing is becoming a popular career option with the rise in the age of technology. Even from being a stressful and time-specific job, it is most valuable and efficient if you truly get into it.
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