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10 Mistakes to Avoid in UI Design

There are some mistakes from designers or developers side when they build a website. Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid in UI Design are mentioned below :-

Common UI Design Errors

As a user interface designer, you should be aware of the most common – and not so common – errors made on various designs so that you may better assist your client in achieving their objectives. You’ll be far more likely to build a website that fulfils your client’s description of “simple to use yet creates a tremendous impact and leaves viewers with the appropriate image of our business so they buy plenty of our things, forever and ever” if you know what to keep in mind when creating. And, of course, if your customer insists on including any of the UI design flaws outlined below, you may make a good case for respectfully declining.

Unpredictable Design

The first error is one that no one should ever commit, mostly because it irritates me so much that I may require professional assistance. In a design, consistency refers to making sure that all identical actions and elements appear and perform the same. So, if one team member’s face turns around before showing the “about me” text, the rest of the team members’ faces should spin around as well. If the first h3 subheading is in dark grey Helvetica with an 18px font size and a 30px bottom margin, the remainder of the h3 subheadings should be the same.

Planning ahead of time is one of the simplest methods to keep your design consistent. Simply make a list of all of your activities and classify them into groups with comparable or identical purposes. Finally, choose one UI element and a consistent alignment for each group. Other design components, such as the same fonts, styles, colours, and even the same phrasing and hover effects, should be assigned as well.

The colors aren’t used correctly

It’s bad news for a design if you pick the incorrect colours. But, precisely, what are the “wrong colors”? This is a somewhat nebulous and subjective topic. Because colours convey meaning, you must examine your client’s brand and target demographic. You should also consider visitors who are colour-blind. Check out this post on usability.gov on colour blindness for some helpful tips, many of which are applicable to colour usability in general, such as utilizing high contrast colours.
Also, remember to color-coded, which means that the same colors are used for the same purposes. One additional colour blunder to avoid: restrict the number of colors to two or three key ones to prevent visually overloading consumers. Keep in mind that colour isn’t the only method to distinguish yourself.

There Are Too Many Words

Another one of my pet peeves is when a website’s message is obscured by too much text. After all, if a reader is overwhelmed by a large number of words and paragraphs, he or she will either abandon the endeavour to read or abandon the attempt after a gallant effort. In any case, irritation missed communication, and a lost prospect is the end results.

So, express what you need to communicate in as few words as possible, or teach this vital guideline to your customer. Using more images and few texts in digital design, a picture is always worth a thousand words. Along with your visuals, be sure to utilize headers, subheadings, bullets, and boxes.

 

10 Mistakes to Avoid in UI Design

Other Devices Are Forgotten

In today’s world, this should never happen. Unfortunately, the world isn’t ideal, and some beginners (hopefully not seasoned designers!) still have a propensity to overlook the fact that a large number of people solely use their cell phones to access the internet. Or it might be because they don’t want to spend the money on a mobile-friendly design. Professionals, on the other hand, should no longer have to worry about not optimizing for numerous devices.

Paginated Lists/Carousels

When it comes to my degree of frustration with Mistake #1, remember how I mentioned I need expert help? Carousels and paginated lists, for example, are superior. When I have to click through every single thing on a list, I go insane. You know the ones: the ones where you really want to know who the top sexiest supermodels of the year are, but you have to sift through millions of next buttons and a billion hours of sluggish loading time.

Carousels and paginated lists are, in my opinion, one of the least useful website features of all time. It’s just a cheap technique for website owners to get clickbait while annoying readers to the point where they won’t come back. To summarise, battle your clients to the death to keep these off their websites. Do it for the love of all things usable and for me. If they insist, at least give them the choice of a One Page view, as Business Insider does so well.

Performance Issues

You know what I’m talking about when I say “bad performance”: long loading times and glitchiness. If any component of your website, any clickable element, or any animation loads too slowly or is glitchy, it’s terrible news for the website owner. Websites that take too long to load lose a lot of visitors because let’s face it, “ain’t nobody got time for that!”

And no one likes to see animation that is jerky. We are reminded that we are communicating digitally rather than directly when we see bad animation, and our trust in the website drops dramatically. Remember that when people engage online, they want it to seem like they’re in real life, so keep it smooth and genuine.

There Are Too Many Clicks

The more clicks a user needs to make before reaching the final “buy” or “sign up” button, the more sales are likely to be lost. The clicking error has to do with the length of forms (more on that later) as well as the time it takes to locate the form. If users must sign in to utilize a website, for example, make it front and center so they can instantly input their information and hit the enter button – all with a single click if auto-fill is used.

Navigation Irritating and Complicated

It should not be difficult to navigate a website or an app. I’ve gone on a few websites that made me want to hit the screen out of irritation. Users will go somewhere else rather than deal with all of that frustration if they can’t quickly go back and forth between pages, or if they have to hunt endlessly for the proper content, or if a design is plain tough to understand.

A UI design should make it simple to return to the homepage, discover specific pages, go back one or a few pages, find forms, and so on. The overall design should have a natural flow to it. You want people to be able to effortlessly and organically navigate around a website and instantly grasp the content and objective of the site.

Forms that are not acceptable

Sign-up or order forms that are poorly designed are unquestionably awful forms. All forms should be simple to fill out and free of bugs. Make sure that forms with several stages have numbers or a timeline so that users can see where they are in the process. And, for the sake of design, make the Submit button click when users press the “Enter” key on the keyboard.
Go over the form, again and again, to make sure there are no bugs. Fields, for example, should not vanish when an error notice arrives for an item that is missing.

There has been no response

Let’s assume (gasp!) your design is a little slower to load than others. Should the user be forced to sit and watch a circle spin around in circles? Unless you want to lose the vast majority of them, that is. Instead, make them laugh! Give them a good book to read or a fun animation to watch.

Not to mention the feedback that is required when just clicking on objects. When a user clicks anything, waits for something to load, scrolls down, visit a poor page, or does anything else. Give them feedback to let them know you saw what they did.

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