Chicago Âbased UX design and development firm has compiled a list of vital considerations to help you assure that your mobile application employs best practices for UX design.
First off, your mobile UX design should be âconsistent âacross all platforms. Consistency in user experience is very important. As a UX designer, your mobile app should have the same functionality across its desktop and mobile versions. This ensures that users are afforded access to the same exact content across each platform. Also, all elements of UI design (color scheme, typography, content organization) should be kept uniform across both mobile and desktop platforms. Giving your app an identifiable type will keep users familiar with your platform.
Next, the âcontextâ in which an app may be used is an important consideration while in the UX Strategy phase. Someone using the app on mobile, maybe has different needs than someone browsing on desktop. The design of the platform should take this into consideration.
Most users demand learnabilityâ. Your application should be easy to use for everyoneâ. You cannot assume that the user has hours to learn how to use the app. If you design an intensive interface that requires a steep learning curve, you may turn potential users away from using the app. Many users will not hesitate to delete the app from their smartphone if they cannot understand how to use it.
Consider employing a âlist approachâ to design. As different options and methods continue to grow in the world of the web, minimalism has taken itâs place as the cornerstone of reliability and comprehension in UX design. In fact, minimalism and simplicity has become a highly influential trend. This can be observed in the evolution of Appleâs iOS and Microsoftâs Windows operating systems. The UX of modern mobile applications should reflect this trend Lastly, as a UX designer you should consider the âweight âof the app. The weight of an application can impact its usability and viability. You should take a look at the appâs use of bandwidth. If the app uses a lot of bandwidthÂ you may be using too many APIâs, or your images may not be optimized for the mobile responsive design. Next, you should make sure that the app makes efficient use of the technology employed by it. If an app is using a heavy framework, while itâs only using a small part of the frameworkâs capabilitiesÂ this is contributing to the added weight of the app, and is not making efficient use of the framework.
Some of Codalâs UX UI design services include: User research, information + system architecture, user testing, ideation + exploration, interaction design, frontÂend development, and visual design. Check out Codalâs Website: https://www.codal.com/