People on our planet have become obsessed with the smartphone/tablet technology. This is a fact that can’t be ignored. Today, if you want to reach out to a larger group of targeted audience, it is imperative to have a unique mobile presence.
A majority of successful businesses across the globe have opted for creation of a perfect mobile app that can allow their customers to make multiple purchases while staying within the comfort of their homes.
If you too have made your choice of going mobile by turning to mobile app development, then the very first and foremost thing that you ought to do is choose a reputable mobile app development firm.
Never forget that the success of your mobile app would fully depend on its UX, UI and the basic content. While UI displays how the app has being laid out(i.e. the design of each page, icon etc. that the user will be using for interacting with you), UX depicts the way(pleasant/unpleasant) the customers feel about your application during or after the interaction process.
Hence, it is recommended to become familiar with the finest UX/UI mobile design tips that must be implemented while designing a mobile application. As a designer/developer, being aware of these tips will allow you to cost the best quality apps that can generate maximum revenue.
So, let’s get to know about seven prime tips/tricks in UX/UI mobile design, applicable for varied mobile app development projects.
- Gather a detailed understanding of your client’s vision
One of the most common mistakes committed by UI/UX designers is not interacting with their clients. Well, in fact a majority of mobile app designing experts haven’t been successful in delivering the expected final product due to lack of insights from the client.
Hence, I recommend interacting with the client directly for understanding his/her outlook and the kind of app that he/she is looking for.
- Make the website scannable
It is a widely recognized fact that people don’t read websites, they simply scan the content that’s been placed on different web pages. Therefore, as a UI/UX designer, it is a good idea to ensure that the site’s interface is a lot more scannable, making it simpler for the audience to get the gist of the message your client intends to convey via the website.
- Leverage social media to the best possible level
Nowadays, social media has been successful in driving the attention of users towards a particular website/blog. As a UI/UX designer, you too should take full advantage of social media and opt for integrating social networking websites in your mobile apps.
With this, the app users would not only invite their friends/family for using the app, but even your client would be able to conveniently promote his/her products by offering app users the “Like”, “+1” and “Share” options.
- Use spacing for separating elements or widgets included within the app content
As an attempt to make the content look simpler and cleaner, it is recommended not to use lines for separating the widgets or elements. Instead, opt for including proper spacing between multiple widgets and elements. This will make the app easy-to-use and easy-to-understand for the end user.
- Incorporate thumb-focused interaction in the app
A large majority of smartphone users are into the habit of holding their device by one hand, using the thumb for interacting with the application. Hence, as a UI/UX designer, you must code your app in a way that it supports the thum-oriented gesture as well as multiple fingers gesture. Looking into this will improve the usage of your app and grow its user base by an impressive level.
- Be considerate about the app users’ privacy and security
In order to improve the usability of your mobile app, it is advised to implement a standard security model which includes the addition of features which can easily access users’ contact details, uploaded media files etc. Just ensure to give away a trustworthy explanation of why your app requires such information. Additionally, you must also make sure to render the app users, an amazing option of not being traced.
- Know the areas where to get creative and where to implement the conventional design patterns
While including UI patterns within the mobile app designs, do pay attention to what you are using and where you are using the same. Don’t make users confused about finding common elements like buttons, links, login form etc. You must never cross the thin line between unleasing your creativity and adhering to the common UI design patterns. For instace, when it comes to designing the URLs, buttons and navigation, special emphasis must be put on ensuring flawless usability before getting into designing the aesthetics. It is here that the idea of creating wireframes serves as the right approach.
Both, UX and UI are two indispensable components of mobile app design. Here’s hoping the above mentioned tips would definitely allow you to come up with mobile apps that not only look awesome but also operate in a flawless way.
Author Bio.- Priya is a mobile App Developer at Hopinfirst, a leading mobile app development company. She has a great experience in real estate app development, restaurant app development and e commerce app development