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What is the Best Approach to UI Design?

UI design has come a long way and many more companies are embracing different user interface designs for their website and apps. While you may be keen on how the UI is organized and set up for the user, you should also focus on the actual design as the design often is what makes the UI approachable. Here are some great ideas you can play around with when contemplating the UI for your next app or website. Minimalism Minimalism is a winning approach to all users and makes the website or app seem user friendly. In this style, the glossy icons, graphics, and fonts are replaced by simple colors, a basic presentation and a simple font. A big characteristic of minimalist UI designs are big buttons. You can clearly see what it is that you are clicking and can click it without any fuss. Everything is focused on helping the […]

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2 years, 3 months ago
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How to Improve Your Web App’s User Interface Design

While there is a lot of focus on UI design for smartphone apps and websites, web apps are often neglected. It seems like the sought after standard for web apps is “good enough” for many organizations. However, it’s important to understand that great UI leads to a great user experience and a great user experience leads to increased productivity, loyal customers, and less reliance on support. So how do you start creating a user interface design that hits the mark with your users? First, understand your audience. Who are your users? Are they, corporate users, college students, potential customers, administration staff, or a group that’s technologically challenged? Get an idea of what kind of apps that your audience uses. Find what they are comfortable using, what kind of complaints/challenges they have, and what they apps use on a regular basis. This will help you design your web app in a […]

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2 years, 5 months ago
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What Foundations Make for Great UI/UX Design?

What it comes to redesigning to accommodate for UI and UX, you can come up with a mind numbing number of iterations. That’s why it can be difficult to figure out which iteration to go with. After all, you’ll likely end up having a good number of iterations that will make it to the wireframing stage. But at the end of the day, you want to go with a design that makes sense in terms of UX and UI. To do this, it’s important to understand what foundations make for an outstanding user experience and user interface. To start off, let’s take a look at what makes for a great experience. 1. The engagement level is high. Engagement is created by the way things are presented and the way you communicate with users. That means that the visual elements need to be aesthetically pleasing AND be relevant to the users. […]

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2 years, 5 months ago
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How to Approach Platform UI/UX Design

If you’re planning to undergo UI/UX design project, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the little things you have to do. This is especially the case if the goal is to develop for multiple platforms. You have to make sure that your project meets user expectations, function properly, and fit into the standard platform templates. There are no magical answers on how to go about it, but here are some tips to approach UI and UX design in a way that can make your life a whole lot easier. First, make sure you understand your audience. Dig deep into figuring out what they really want out of your app or website. That’s the best way to start getting an idea of how to deliver the ideal user experience. It will help to look at similar successful websites or apps to really analyze what makes the website or app so […]

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2 years, 5 months ago
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The Hidden Menu and Effective UI

A website design trend that has really taken hold is the hidden menu. This is the application of a site hiding their menu navigation when a visitor first lands on the main page. The hidden menu information becomes visible when the visitor is ready to move on to additional information and clicks on the requested icon. The hidden menu used in the design shown below is a nod to the popular mobile hamburger menu, which is a widely used technique of responsive design. With the rise of mobile use, this UI technique has become an such an intuitive feature for the user that it is beginning to be regularly carried over into the overall design of a site. The hidden menu application lends a great deal for user interface design and usability in keeping the user highly engaged due to the fact that information is  clearly illuminated, not being overwhelmed by mass amounts of initial content. […]

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2 years, 5 months ago
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Trending: Best Practices in Scrolling Types

Standard scrolling is not a new trend, though the proper implementation of it’s features are a hotly contested debate. With sites developing more in depth content and the prevalence of parallax and animated sites as well as constant information stream applications, the approach of scrolling is evolving to site and content specifications. Scrolling is an integral aspect of many programs and applications – allowing an easier flow of communication to the user, providing a more engaging experience. With 3 general types of scrolling – full page, parallax and infinite – the implementation has become almost essential for todays information processing. Full Page Scrolling As the most standard approach, full page scrolling has become very popular with the widespread use of mobile devices. Smaller screens force the user to almost constantly scroll to read all the content on the page. Users are very comfortable with scrolling because of this full page […]

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2 years, 6 months ago
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The UX Creative Process

Every business wants to achieve the ideal success that comes with providing the best user experience coupled with a beautifully designed user interface. However, given our time constraints (and possible budget restrictions), businesses may find the creative process slightly halted. It can be challenging to create a truly new and unique design and incorporate all the aspects that come together to build a compelling user experience.

 In our research, we’ve found that there are models that exist to assist UX designers and creative thinkers – the key is to take in the myriad of information, absorb it, and then infuse your voice into the design. Being able to thoroughly internalize all of the options and designs that exist will assist in the creative process. Immerse yourself in the content and design, and previously un-accessed ideas will be brought to the surface. 
 
We’ve found that the best-rated user experiences were […]

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2 years, 8 months ago
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UX and Responsive Design

UX/UI (User Experience/User Interface) is an essential part of the entire design of a website – of course it must be carefully considered and analyzed before any site is launched. In order for there to be appeal to viewers, the system should speak the language of the user and use familiar concepts, rather than system oriented technical terms. It should also follow real world conventions, making information appear in a natural and logical order. Struggling to find basic or key information within a website will frustrate and confuse users – keeping the interface simple and intuitive ensures connectivity, comprehension and retention. UI/UX balance must take place in order to create a system that is both usable and adaptable. User interface design is involved in a wide range of projects from web based systems, to software and app development, to commercial SaaS systems. All of these projects involve much of the […]

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2 years, 9 months ago
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Switching Up Your UX/UI

While UX/UI is not a new concept, the buzz has substantially increased within the past 5 years. UX is defined as the process of enhancing customer satisfaction and loyalty by improving the usability, ease of use, and enjoyment provided in the interaction between the customer and product. While this has been prevalent within every industry since the 1940s, the expansion of mobile and web usability has made this more relevant than ever. 

 Every organization wants to know – how can we improve UX for our customers, and be known as the most valuable agency? How can be the company that users go to, with the best experience across all platforms? 

 To optimize web usability, determine what changes you believe would be effective for the image of your brand and company. Depending on the company, switching tactics can have a negative effect on your image – well-recognized brands like […]

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2 years, 10 months ago
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Minimalism: Keeping It Simple

When approaching a new user interface design, a new designer may consider boldness, brightness, and many calls-to-action to be the leading way to shape a website or app. There are countless features to advertise, to write and inform viewers about – consequently, startups may feel that the more icons on the page, the better, filling up a new site so that it looks complete and experienced, ready to compete with sites that have dominated the industry for years. But – how about simplicity? Clean, clear lines that display your company’s message in three sentences or less, with engaging graphics and confident, coordinated colors that embody your vision without needless clutter. Though complexity may work for some companies, most run into the danger of writing and producing so much content that the user or reader simply gives up halfway through. Many sites have lost potential clients to this phenomenon. Keeping a […]

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2 years, 11 months ago