visual hierarchy is the order in which the user process information by importance. In interface design, like in any other form of design, this concept is necessary to be functional at sight. With the correct use of hierarchy, the mind can group and prioritize elements to give them a specific order, which facilitates the understanding of what you want to communicate and the sense of achievement by the user.
The importance of animation and motion in user experience is something that can no longer be denied. Animation has come a long way since it made its first baby steps. It used to be all about fun. Animation was used to make someone laugh, smile or simply wonder. It was merely meant to delight and entertain.
As time goes on I find myself increasingly annoyed with login forms. As password managers like 1Password (which is what I use) and Chrome’s password manager (which I also sorta use) become more popular, it’s important for websites to be aware of how users go about logging into their sites.
Aim to minimise cognitive load by being as clear as possible and using the same language as your users. This helps:
reduce the amount of time you spend dealing with mistakes
make your service inclusive for people who struggle with reading or have limited English
Even specialist users prefer clear language. No one likes having their time wasted, especially busy people like health workers.
It’s especially important to choose an intuitive name for your service. If your title reflects your users’ language, they’ll be able to find your service and understand what it does.
Don’t follow strict grammar conventions if it makes things clearer.
One night while driving through a dark desert road, I missed a sharp right turn and ran straight into the ditch. The warning sign, placed shortly before the turn, was barely visible under the cover of darkness.
Many Android and iOS apps have horizontal scrolling lists. Maybe it’s also combined inside a vertical list. But is it necessary? Even assuming it is, are you doing it right?
In this article, let’s discuss tips to remember when designing horizontal lists. Later, we’ll look at possible alternatives that can work better.
Data is useless without the ability to visualize and act on it. The success of future industries will couple advanced data collection with a better user experience, and the data table comprises much of this user experience.
A question designers often wonder when designing dialog boxes is where to place their ‘Ok’ and ‘Cancel’ buttons. The ‘Ok’ button is the primary button that completes the action the user initiated. The ‘Cancel’ button is the secondary button that takes users back to their original screen without completing the action. Based on their functions, what is the best order to place them? Should the ‘Ok’ button come before the ‘Cancel’ button or after?