UI design concerns the exterior layer of a plan and the positioning of items within the design. In its most basic form, UI design relates to everything that users can see. However, the more crucial meaning relates to a design’s utility. Just like a street sign, if the plan isn’t clear, it might confuse and drive users away, often permanently.
Of course, for terminology, discussing usability becomes complicated. Many people fight about the definitions of terms like UI and UX (user experience), but it’s a moot point here. As a designer, you should know the common errors made on designs to assist your client in meeting their objectives.
You’ll be likely to build a website that fulfils your client’s description if you know what to keep in mind while designing. If your customer insists on integrating any of the UI design flaws listed below, you have a solid reason to refuse…
It is the first error no one should ever commit because it irritates so much that I require professional help. Design consistency aims to ensure that all identical actions and elements look and act the same. So, if one team member’s face rotates around before showing the “about me” text, the rest of the team’s faces should also animate.
I wrote if the first h3 subheading in Helvetica is dark grey with a font size of 18px and a bottom margin of 30px, the rest of the h3 subheadings should be the same. One of the simplest methods to maintain consistency in your design is planning time.
There Are Too Many Words
Another pet dislike of mine is that too much text can obscure visitors’ messages. After all, if a large number of words and paragraphs slows a reader down, they will abandon it. In either case, the end consequence is frustration, miscommunication, and a lost prospect.
Convey what you need to communicate in as few words as possible, or educate your client on this crucial rule. Use more images and less text: A picture is always worth a thousand words in digital design. And, of course, utilise headings, subheadings, bullets, and boxes beside your graphics.
Leaving Other Devices Out
Yes, in today’s world, this should never happen. Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world, and some beginners continue to overlook the reality that many consumers access the internet solely through their cell phones. Maybe they don’t want to spend the money to produce a mobile-friendly design. Professionals should no longer have to deal with not optimising for multiple devices.
Remember, I mentioned I needed professional help to deal with my aggravation with mistake #1? Carousels and paginated lists are superior. When I have to click through every single thing on a list, I go insane. You know the article I’m talking about: the ones where you want to know who the hottest supermodels are this year but have to wade through millions of following buttons and a billion hours of slow load time.
I’d argue that carousels and paginated lists are among the least usable internet features ever. It’s just a cheap technique for website owners to get clickbait while annoying users to where they never return.
Poor performance is what I’m referring to here: slow load times and coalitions. If any section of your website, element ticked on, or animation loads too leisurely or are cliche, well, that’s terrible news for the website owner. Slow-loading websites lose a significant number of visitors because “ain’t nobody got time for that!”
And no one wants to watch animation that quivers. Destructive energy tells us we are engaging digitally rather than in person, and our faith in the website plummets. Remember that when we connect online, we want it to seem like we’re in real life, so keep it smooth and genuine.
There are too many clicks.
The more clicks a consumer needs to make before reaching the final “buy” or “sign up” button, the more sales will get lost. I related the clicking error to the length of forms and the time to discover the state. For example, if users must sign in to use a website, place it front and centre, or immediately enter their information and hit the enter button–all with a single click if auto-fill gets enabled.
Irritating and Difficult Navigation
Navigation on a website or in an app should be simple. I’ve gone on specific websites that made me want to hit the screen out of frustration when users can’t easily navigate back and forth between pages when they have to search for the correct information indefinitely. Users