Mobile App Design Tips to Make Your App User-centric

Mobile App Design Tips to Make Your App User-centric

While designing and developing your mobile app, one of the key goals should be – it should be user-centric. Well, what’s that? A user-centric app encourages users to remain engaged. Designing and developing a mobile app that retains and engages user requires a lot of experience and expertise. And, it’s really not a simple job. Capturing mobile user’s attention and keeping it up for longer period of time is the key to success of any app. According to a 2015 survey by Forrester Research (paid report)-  The US and UK smartphone owners use an average of 24 apps per month, but spend more than 80 percent of their in-app time on just five apps. And, on top of that, most of the users abandon an app within just 30 days of download.

Mobile App Design Tips to Make Your App User-centric

A recent survey shows that Instagram offers one of the most engaging and engrossing user experiences in the internet world. And, 35% of Instagram’s 300 Million active users check Instagram multiple times a day and use the app for approximately 21 minutes every day. And, every app developer and publisher wants the same Instagram success. Here’s a checklist of a few design tips that will help you make your mobile app user-centric:

Self-explanatory with No Learning Curve: Try to use familiar visual metaphors and familiar behaviours.

Imbibe User-friendly Communication: By limiting the transparent communication and adding number of clear calls to action.

Prompt Actions: Try to balance freedom and explore guidance to reach the workflow goal as effectively as possible.

Good Perceived Performance: Reduce load times and try to captivate users by designing workflows because detailed and self-explanatory workflows help in avoiding delays.

“Golden Chunks”: Try to add small and user-centric mobile interactions that surprise and delight users. However, adding small and user-centric interactions aren’t functionally essential, but are crucial to great user experience.

User Value Concept: While sharing the information with the user, try to offer a positive exchange in functionality. Let’s take an example; if users want to send an in-app message, then they need to share the email address with the admin to create an account.

Transparent User Interface: Eliminate perceived barriers between the user and the content. When the Interface achieves this level of transparency the UI begins to fade away for the user.

Smooth Navigation: Try creating a flow that just requires maximum 1-2 touches to reach relevant content – anything more than that will make user anxious and ultimately will leave the app.

Rewarding Behaviours: When the user accomplishes any important action, try to offer the app deliver visual, phonic or tangible responses to confirm success.

Strategic Alerts & Notifications: While developing an app, provide user a sense of urgency to open the app or take an action. But while doing this – be careful with the tone and frequency as too many notifications can scare users.

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How to Work for Great UI/UX Designs? – Think First. Design Next – Part1

How to Work for Great UI/UX Designs? – Think First. Design Next – Part1

The term “UI/UX best practices” on goggling will give you endless stream of results. And, the majority of results are focussed on key features of UI/UX that includes UI design trends, software tools, basics of UX or design and development.  For delivering a product that helps your client’s business earn vale and revenue, both, the above mentioned points just play a small part. To deliver the amazing results it’s always needed that you should deliver things quicker, easier, faster and more accurately.

 

A captivating and great UI/UX is not only a product or tool that can help you deliver outstanding products. It’s the creativity and your approach towards UI/UX design that will help you deliver user-centric and business centric results. And, definitely, it’s all about how you think about those things.

Great UI/UX is not only a product; it’s a medium that helps you decide what to do. For delivering the right product, you need to make the right decisions. And, it’s up to you to think how effective your strategy is – it helps you think how to deliver business-centric products.

How to Work for Great UI/UX Designs?

Common Strategies That Designers Follow For UI/UX

Designers working with leading organizations, mid-size companies and start-ups follow a few strategies to begin with the process of UI/UX, design and development. Here are a few strategies that designers follow while working:

They start with themes:  Usually the selected theme essentially becomes the basis of the project’s UI and UX design. And, it stays in the same way throughout the launch. However, the pre-built themes probably look amazing, but always remember that – it was created in imagination. While designing the theme, the designer must not have considered the project’s uniqueness and challenges.

By considering the work of other designers and developers: One of the most scaring things for designers is a blank page and a blank screen. And, the most difficult part is – Starting is the toughest part. To refer the most amazing platforms, you could consider some best-in-class designing platforms that includes Pinterest, Behance and Dribbble, etc. Through this you can refer the freshest, newest and craziest UIs. But if you’re a designer or developer — experienced or fresher — you should understand that you will not get the answer by following the work of others. By following others work, you will find solution to someone else’s problem. And, the problem you need to solve belongs exclusively to you, to your client, and to your users. By copying someone else’s work, you can’t learn and solve the problems.

The above factors will definitely help you in knowing, understanding and serving your audiences better from design perspective, thus, improving number of new users, which in turn, helps in achieving app success. Over the coming week, we will be publishing new posts in this series about remaining pointers on How to Work for Great UI/UX Designs? – Think First. Design Next. And, that would deal with the pioneering strategies that will help your app in getting great UI/UX design tips. For more information please visit here: www.parangat.com/mobile-ui-design.php