A quick guide to making a good UI design.
What is UI design?
UI design has been defined a zillion times before, so we will try our best to give you the simplest definition of all, like how MockFlow always simplifies it for you.
UI design is the process to build interaction between people and computers (software or applications). It's what a user sees. The key focus of UI design is to make the applications visually appealing, intuitive, and easy to use. It's not just about graphics and colors though; it also includes choosing the font type, page flows, animations, and navigation menus. A good UI Design creates the visuals that people see on their screens to help them interact with your product in a way that makes sense for them.
A UI Designer is the person responsible for the UI’s Visual appearance, how it communicates, and how it responds to user input.
Primarily, the UI design process includes :
- Defining and translating business requirements into design solutions
- Visualizing and prototyping interactive concepts, layouts, and designs
- Defining and choosing the interaction models
- Developing wireframes and prototypes
- Interacting with developers to turn wireframes into high fidelity mockups
Designing a good user interface can be difficult, but it is easier than you think. The first thing to do is determine what the goal of your app is. Once you have this clear in your mind, you can create an easy-to-use layout for users to navigate through.
We will take you through the important aspects of how to make a good UI design.
Easy to use: A user is not interested in a fancy design, but in how they can navigate their way through the application. Of course, aesthetics are important but the ease of use is what will deliver a good UI design.
Consistent: It's crucial to use uniform elements in a UI design, elements that look and behave the same way. Consistency not only makes users’ assumptions about the user interface right but also creates a sense of control, familiarity, and reliability.
Accessible: Know your users and their needs and make them readily accessible to them. Your designs should be intuitive for them to feel at home and easily navigate their way through.
Clear: Let your users know what to do at all times. A good UI design will always be effective in prioritizing and conveying information. Use visually stimulating components to produce meaningful and unobstructed interaction.
Feedback: Don’t ever let your user feel they don’t understand what’s going on. Communicate the results of interactions they make by making them both, visible and understandable. Let them know if they have succeeded or failed at performing a task.
UI design plays a significant role in the product design process and hence it becomes imperative to use the tool which helps you at every stage of your Product Design journey, is intuitive, and most importantly easy to use.
MockFlow provides an end-to-end solution for the Product Design Process making your workflow faster and more efficient. Bring your teams, assets, and all that you need in your Product Design process in one space, and never worry about juggling tools again.