Designing User Interfaces for Users

User interfaces are the access points where users interact with designs. They come in three formats: Graphical user interfaces (GUIs)—Users interact with visual representations on digital control panels. A computer’s desktop is a GUI. 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. Gesture-based … Read more

How to make Great UIs

To deliver impressive GUIs, remember—users are humans, with needs such as comfort and a limit on their mental capacities. You should follow these guidelines: Make buttons and other common elements perform predictably (including responses such as pinch-to-zoom) so users can unconsciously use them everywhere. Form should follow function. Maintain high discoverability. Clearly label icons and include well-indicated affordances: e.g., … Read more

Usability testing: why is it necessary?

What is usability testing? Why is it necessary? What are the goals? Who are we “testing”? These were my questions when I started my journey into the field of UX design. Today we will talk about my observations and insights into this UX research methodology, including what makes a successful usability test. First and foremost, … Read more