CATEGORY: Mobile App Design
SOFTWARE: Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD
Smartphone adoption and its influence on people’s lives is growing at an exponential rate because they have become a go-to source for all sorts of information because they’re easily accessible anytime, anywhere. Beyond communication and information gathering, services and features such as banking, placing orders, healthcare tracking, and even home security have become part of the smartphone experience.
But designing a usable and enjoyable mobile experience is more than just good aesthetics. In order to trigger positive reactions, you have to satisfy the basic usability principles of interface design such as agility, efficiency, memorability, etc.
In order to keep up with the fast advancements in technology and shift to smartphone adoption, designing mobile experiences needs to implement usability principles. The future of smartphone technologies is peaking in development and users are unforgiving with lagging systems. Delivering extraordinary experiences for users to experience is the way forward.
Designers only have a few seconds to catch people’s attention before they abandon an app or site in favor of one that’s more user-friendly, intuitive, or streamlined.
Users install your app because they need to solve a problem. Designers should think about the problem their users will try to accomplish using the app, focus on their key goals and remove all obstacles from their way.
Great mobile designs are becoming more common, and the bar has been raised even further in terms of what users expect from their mobile apps. Designers can no longer view mobile design as an afterthought, and instead need to put just as much time, consideration, and resources into them as they do for designs on other formats.