Personalized communication, a friendly voice, and intuitive interaction are all essential components of application design.
Do you want to create a technologically advanced product that speaks to the hearts of your users? In this article, you’ll get a taste of the best UI/UX tips for mobile app design in 2021 and learn how they can help you increase sales and retain users.
The Importance of App Design In 2021
Simple, human-centered app design is essential for building long-term client relationships. Not long ago, having an appealing and distinctive product design was sufficient. However, times have changed. The human-centered tips and tricks have completely replaced the system-centered approach and will be the dominant trend in 2021.
But first, let’s take a recap of the benefits of UI design.
Check out our list of 7 UX and UI tips and tactics that will help you achieve immediate growth while saving your brainpower for more complex UX and product challenges.
1. Declutter UI
Too many design elements like buttons, images, text can make any phone app complicated and impossible to use. We recommend that instead of showing every task icon, you should reduce the user’s memory load by making the most important actions and options visible. The main CTA or navigation should be available at all times, not just when we expect a user to need it.
2. Use clear titles and status
Users should be able to look at settings screens and understand all of the individual settings and their values with a quick glance. Display the status below the title to emphasize the importance of the setting. Instead of simply describing the title, show the specifics. Ambiguity should be avoided to ensure that users can access such elements when they are needed.
3. Make your dropdowns stand out
Dropdown options with search or auto-suggest options are useful when you have long lists where the user already knows the answer. We also suggest that you use whitespace. Even the subtle amounts of white space allow your designs to breathe and look more elegant. Whereas, adding images can be very useful when you want to show the difference between elements.
4. Save space with easy-to-recognize icons
Icons are easy to recognize at a glance (if well designed) — this is especially true for common icons that people have seen and used before. Icons do not need to be translated for international users. In short, the use of icons speeds up data perception and enhances memorability of the element via visual images rather than using text.
5. Grab attention with visual design in your CTA
Create a visual design to accompany your CTA. This will help to pique your audience’s interest and draw them in. Not a lot of people are going to pay attention to or click on a block text.
6. Never underestimate your empty states
Empty states are a great way to improve your product’s user experience, from onboarding to encouraging users to interact with your app. Tell your users to do something. Use-friendly and approachable copy in your empty state design. We recommend that you opt for bespoke and fitting illustrations.
7. Design efficient forms
Organize related data into logical blocks or sets. The transition from one set of questions to the next will be more like a conversation. Grouping related fields together will also assist users in making sense of the information they must fill out.
At the end of the day, the user should have a smooth user experience without having to scratch his head to figure out how the product works. We understand our target audience before beginning mobile app design by creating lean personas, a customer journey map, and user research. So that it’s clear who we’re making the product for. The better you know your audience, the better the experience you can create for them.
If you do not have the necessary time and ample experience, contact us to get a free UX consultation.
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We specialize in delivering end-to-end software design & development services. Our UI/UX designers are creative problem-solvers with a decade of experience in all facets of digital and interactive design. We create compelling and human-focused experiences delivered through clean, and minimalist UI.