Designing an app can be fun as well as challenging. A good design can add immeasurable value to the product. Here are some tips to keep in mind while designing any app.
Beauty pleases the eye, but comfort wins the heart
Remember that overdoing the design is not going to add more value. Adding unnecessary details in any form such as fonts, colors, etc. might work against you and stagnate the growth of the app. If it's comfortable and easy to use, only then will it make the consumer want it. The design should be creative, smooth, and efficient.
Design it for the ones who will use it
Do your research. Focus on the audience, not the product. For example- an app with nursery rhymes would require colors and pictures to sell. The same strategy would not work for an app that lists poems for literature students. What is the difference between a successful app and a not-so-famous one? Consumer favorable interface! Design the app for the target audience.
The As: Adaptability and Availability
Make sure the target audience will be able to adapt to the app and access it easily. It is as complicated as they’ll be able to handle and comfortable with. For example- apps for folks who might not be technologically adept should have simpler and easy-to-understand interfaces. Also, check what platforms the app will be available on. Take care that the design will be supported by the said platforms and will be accessible to the target users.
Consistency is Key
Anything inconsistent automatically loses its charm. An app with inconsistencies such as different fonts, signs, or features in different navigation pages just doesn’t sit right. We get comfortable with what we see repeatedly. Changes at different intervals break the flow of thoughts and make it difficult to comprehend the story being presented. When the story that we work so hard to deliver gets interrupted, the user does not put in much effort to understand it with a different view every time they change a resource page on the same website.
The importance of UX design cannot be stated enough as the world moves toward a fully digital future. The rise of mobile devices, in particular, has emphasized app design, which is now perhaps more essential than ever.
What do you think is an important element for any design?