Visually Connect Transitions It is imperative to visually connect transitions to provide context and orientation for users. The user’s journey should always be apparent. Where the user came from, where they currently are, and where they are going, should be clearly outlined. If a user clicks on a button and something new appears, the object should be animated from the original object’s point of origin. If done correctly, animation will easily build a user’s mental map of the architecture without the need for additional explanation.
context to …one state to the next. Animation visually links the app’s orientation using contextual transitions. Its use creates a sense of space to where the user currently is and where he/she will go. If done correctly animation provides additional context to users, rather than implementing additional graphics to explain a user’s location within the app.