Posted on 10 August 2022
People ignore design that ignores People.Frank Chimero(Designer)
This simple line describes a lot. You can’t be a good UX designer if you are not open to learning anything new. UX is the field where you find new things every day. It is way more than just the knowledge of little software. As a designer, you must be aware of the importance of usability testing (UX) at every step of product design, but this doesn’t end with the completion of your product. As long as your product is in use, the UX process doesn’t end. Thus, UX designing is the growth journey where there are thousands of possibilities that are waiting for you to explore.
In this article, we will see some of the tips that allow you to grow as a UX designer in the design world.
CTA or call-to-action buttons should be designed that are easy to use and understand by users of every age. For instance, instead of a simple add button, the button with the text “add to cart” would give a more clear idea of the performance of the button.
● CTA on mobile
If we talk about CTA on mobile then the most common problem that product designs have is that they don’t have appropriately sized buttons. As per an MIT study of human fingertips, the average width of the index finger is 16-20mm, so the best size of the CTA button is 40-50px wide.
To make their design look modern and new, most of the time UX designers use pagination or infinite scroll. However, this affects the users as they find it difficult to find the desired information. Tests have proved that pagination is could be done for data-enriched sites otherwise it is better to keep your design simple so that users can easily understand.
● Icons usage
Most of the time UI designers use icons that are really not necessary just to doll up the web page. This may look great on the website but it creates confusion for the potential users of the website. So, it is better to use the icons carefully. It is best to use icons when the label can’t explain the action in detail.
● The wider tap-able area on mobile
If the design allows then make sure to generate wider buttons or visual options, especially for mobile screens. This is far better than the tiny UI components.
● Color based classification
To decrease the cognitive load of users using your website, it is better that you use color-based classification to classify or point out important information. However, avoid the overuse of colors at the same time.
These are some basic tips that we shared with you. Apart from these, there are many usability and design principles that you can search for to excel in UX designing. This will help you save your brain power for more complex problems. However, there is no shortcut in this continuously evolving field. So, it is better to be ready all the time to gain inspiration and ideas from wherever you can.