In our last post, we gave you a brief overview of what UX/UI design is and what UX/UI designers do. If you missed that you can read it HERE.
This time, we’d like to share some tips that will help you figure out how to become a better UX/UI Designer!
- Think like a user
To create a good UI/UX design, you first need to think like a user of the future website or app. Sometimes the success of a project is not determined by the latest fashions, but by the ease of use and finding information. And don’t be afraid to “think outside the box” in order to comply with the client’s requests.
- Know your target audience
To create a truly user-friendly design, you need to know the target audience of your website or app. The easiest way to do this is to look at websites for similar services or products and read the comments and feedback from users there. Knowing what your target audience likes and doesn’t like will give you a very solid starting point.
- Avoid long “scrolls”
Internet users often don’t like to scroll a lot, so it’s worth trying to put all the essential information on a page that fits more or less on the screen. However, if this is not possible, it is better to try to come up with a catchy name for the key that will take you to the next page.
- Attractive typography
The typography (text colour, font, and size) of a website or app should be clear, visible, and attractive. Nothing annoys a user more than text that is impossible to read, so good typography needs a lot of attention.
The essence and secret of good design are two things – simplicity and clarity. The best designs have a simple and clear layout, easy-to-find keys, and originality and attractiveness can be expressed through colours and pictures.
- Make navigation easier for the user
When designing a website or app, make sure that the user never has to press the ‘Help’ key. Always explore your project yourself and make sure that all the content and all the keys are very clear and easy to find.
- Give choice
Once you’ve decided on the length of the text layout, give the user the choice of how much of it they want to see by using the ‘hide’ and ‘more’ keys. Many users will appreciate the existence of such options.
- Test and improve
Even if you think you’ve finished a project and it’s turned out pretty well, test it again. And again. Because there is always room for improvement. Make sure the user doesn’t get bored or, worse, find it difficult to navigate.
- Ask for help
If you don’t know what else you could improve, ask friends or colleagues who haven’t contributed to the project to give their feedback. And be sure to keep an eye on them as they try to navigate, so you can see for yourself if there are areas where they have difficulties or questions.
If you are interested in a career in UX/UI Design, then check out Dublin CODING School’s UX/UI Design course! Find out more information HERE