Why I fall in love with UI interactions
I supposed everyone knows the term “UI interaction”. But if no … well here it is the meaning of UI interaction by myself:
What the UI interaction is?
First of all, we should know what the User Interface Design is. The UI design is the design interface for software and machines which are helping to make the user’s interaction as simple and efficient as possible. The good User Interface is focused on maximizing usability and the user experience.
So the UI interaction is space where interactions between humans and devices, apps etc. The goal of this interaction is to allow effective operation and control of apps: in my way of design.
Nowadays all of the apps around the world has to be able to stay in touch with common interaction trends.
Who is giving the direction of this trends?
I have to confess, I don’t know. But what I know pretty well is that there are my top candidates who coordinate the direction of UI animations by their way and has got such a big influence to the whole online sector.
Of course, there are Android and Windows too. But for me the iOS one of the strongest pillar of the UI animation in the mobile sector. Can you imagine your mobile phone just static? Without kind of animations? Me not … at all. The animations help us with better orientation in the mobile phones and apps.
Here is a great example of UI interaction of Sign In process to the mobile iOS app by Jakub Antalík:
Google Material Motions
Sure you have heard about Material Motions by Google. If not, look at theguidelines by the biggest tech company. I am sure, Google is one of the leaders in that area. Actually, everything they do takes effect in the whole tech area. Even wich the interactions.
Do not be aware of micro-interactions
Microinteractions are the contained product moments that do one small task.
Microinteractions can say something about you. Like, how you product is detailed designed, how the small processes are understandable. All of the small interaction changes you will develop, can help your customers at all. Also microinteractions can guide users in how to work the system.
Try to use “Show system status”
It means that your customer (user) needs to be informed about what actually he did. the interface should keep the user enlightened about what is happening. Just look at the simple example of scrolling bar
Highlighting can help use in a place where we need to know, that the user see it. And here can change an animation like that. The other reason could be the orientation of user between most and less important statuses. Look at the example of simple text highlight:
For me one of the greatest (most important) things in each applications. I love the Sign In/Up pages using the inputs effects.
Just have a look on great examples of micro-interactions for inputs.
You must be able to learn about interactions
If not, you are out, or will be out in a few months. Just look around. There are no more static websites, apps. Everything is coming more understandable. And I know that one part of great understandable are interactions. So don’t waste your time and try to learn something about.
Recommendation: Micro Interactions Book
Check the muzli blog page and stay in touch with UI interactions
And look for a UI Interactions of the week. You can find here a lot of inspiration for your new apps or designs.
How the Nick Babich design with care. And I totally agree with him. The good design is about details. And details of the good apps could be interactions which can make your product more trustful, understandable and enjoyable.
And that’s the reason why I fall in love with interactions.
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