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Introduction to UI and UX Methodologies
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Principles of UI design
What then are the fundamental design tenets of a high-performing user interface? Let's look at them now.
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Element of UX Design
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Information Architecture
Jared Spool, a well-known UX designer, once quipped: "Good design, when done correctly, becomes invisible. We only pay attention to anything when it is done incorrectly. Similar rules apply to information architecture (IA). When everything is in place, it disappears. It's interesting to note that there isn't a single definition for this "science of order" that specialists can all agree upon. But they all concur that, in one way or another, good content organization is the profession of information architecture. IA's past dates back to the time of ancient Egypt. The Alexandrian Library's collection was cataloged by librarians on a 120-scroll bibliography. The idea was the same; it was just common sense at the time and wasn't known as information architecture. People were clearly paying attention and stood up, as was evident. The role of information architects, UX designers, interface designers, and content managers is more crucial than ever in the so-called information age. The web would fall into disarray without them. So, where do you start?
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Advance Features of Auto-Layout in Figma
Other advanced Auto Layout options, referred to by Figma as "Advance layout," can be accessed by clicking the (...) three-dot icon in the Auto-Layout panel. Let's quickly go over their features.
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Prototyping
Mockups are sometimes mistaken for prototypes by designers, which can be perplexing to people who know better. Prototypes are also neither a collection of sketches or a prelaunch interface with every pixel in place. Let's have a dive!
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Complete UI/UX Design Course for All levels
About Lesson

What is User Interface Design?

The technique that designers use to create user interfaces in software or electronic devices with a focus on aesthetics or style is known as user interface (UI) design. Designers strive to produce user-friendly and enjoyable interfaces. Graphical user interfaces and other types, such as voice-controlled interfaces, are referred to as “UI design.”

Designing User Interfaces for Users

User interfaces are the access points where users interact with designs. They come in three formats:

  1. Graphical user interfaces (GUIs)—Users interact with visual representations on digital control panels. A computer’s desktop is a GUI.

  2. Voice-controlled interfaces (VUIs)—Users interact with these through their voices. Most smart assistants—e.g., Siri on iPhone and Alexa on Amazon devices—are VUIs.

  3. Gesture-based interfaces—Users engage with 3D design spaces through bodily motions: e.g., in virtual reality (VR) games.

To design UIs best, you should consider:

  • Users judge designs quickly and care about usability and likeability.

    • They don’t care about your design, but about getting their tasks done easily and with minimum effort.

    • Your design should therefore be “invisible”: Users shouldn’t focus on it but on completing tasks: e.g., ordering pizza on Domino’s Zero Click app.

    • So, understand your users’ contexts and task flows (which you can find from, e.g., customer journey maps), to fine-tune the best, most intuitive UIs that deliver seamless experiences.

  • UIs should also be enjoyable (or at least satisfying and frustration-free).

    • When your design predicts users’ needs, they can enjoy more personalized and immersive experiences. Delight them, and they’ll keep returning.

    • Where appropriate, elements of gamification can make your design more fun.

  • UIs should communicate brand values and reinforce users’ trust.

    • Good design is emotional design. Users associate good feelings with brands that speak to them at all levels and keep the magic of pleasurable, seamless experiences alive.

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