8 Rules of Mobile Design

Mobile Design

Introduction

Mobile user experience (UX) design refers to the design of positive experiences during the use of mobile devices and wearables, and applications or services running on such devices. Interaction Design Foundation

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The One Quality All Successful UX Designers Have

Consistency

 

Becoming a successful UX designer is based on many factors together. Out of those, Consistency is an attribute that helps you maintain every factor in a balanced form. 

Being consistent in your work and in daily routine makes it easier for you to overcome any calamities coming your way. It helps you to develop a habit of focusing on your work without giving up.

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If you can design one thing, you can design everything

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“If you can design one thing, you can design everything.” — Massimo Vignelli

That’s true.

When you are designing an experience, you are following a process. That process is the guideline for you to complete the design.

When you start designing, you get an understanding of the problem, you work with your users to understand their need, you start collecting ideas and sketch them on paper, board, or digital tools. 

You get feedback from your users and then finalize your design. Thus, you follow a path from concept till completion and create a beautiful design that provides the best experience to your user.

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How to Design Effective Infographics?

What are Infographics?

An infographic is a visual representation of a story. You have something to tell your audience, infographics provide you a way of presenting the information more effectively.

An infographic can be a combination of imagery, graphical data and text and its purpose is to make data easily (and often enjoyably) understood at a glance or with a brief amount of attention.

Visual information is easy to understand and memorize.

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User Experience Design Process

This post was originally published on 23/04/2018 and updated on 23/04/2019.

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What is User Experience Design?

User Experience is the value that you provide to your user when he is using your product. 

User Experience Design (UXD or UED) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction with a product by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction with the product.” — Wikipedia

Developing a user experience to the level of customer satisfaction is not a single person or team’s responsibility, instead it is a company’s vision.

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More Options, More Problems

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“Rule of thumb for UX: More options more problems.” — Scott Belsky

Hick’s law states that the more options available for the users, the longer time it will take for them to make a decision

Imagine of using an app or a website. When you launch it, you see a list of 7 to 8 possible options to follow. How will you decide what is your intended one?

You will start looking at them one by one. Try to understand the meaning of each option. And then decide about the relevant option and click on it. This whole process of exploring options, understanding them and deciding of clicking an option takes a lot of time.

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Understand Your User

Understand User

“We tend to be distracted by the voices in our own heads telling us what the design should look like.” — Michael Bierut

Its very natural that when you are designing your product, you feel like a user of your product. You are the first one who will approve or reject your own designs. It is not possible that you sit with your user all the time, design screens and get his approval on each draft you create.

Then what is the solution?

Should you listen to your own voice and modify your designs as per your likes/dislikes?

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How to Design a Perfect Date Picker?

What Is A Date Picker Control?

A user interacts with different UI controls while working on a software. Providing the right control at right place is a challenge for UX designers.

An input of Date format is a common type of input while interacting on a web form. Adding a good user experience for a Date input control is as important as for any other input control on UI.

A Date input control is a text control where user can insert Date in required format. It is helpful for user to provide him guidance about the required format.

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