Designing for a Better User Experience
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Design is much more than enhancing aesthetics. All design decisions should be made with your goals and audience in mind.
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- All design decisions should be made with your goals and audience in mind.
- A balance between form and function is vital.
- Good use of alignment creates visual lines for your eyes and establishes order and organization.
- White space leads to cleaner design and focus on im- portant content.
- In web and mobile design, typography can make or break your design.
- Big blocks of text should try to stick to a width of 50-60 characters (including spaces).
- Space between line-height/leading is usually too tight. Let your paragraphs breath.
- Dont be afraid of gray. Dark gray or black on a white background should be the default for extended reading.
- Icons save space and help users interact, but should be used with good judgment and balance.
- Contrast increases visual interest, variety, and focus. It breaks up sections of a website and makes designs visually appealing.
- In design, less is more. Strip away anything unnecessary because Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. -Leonardo Da Vinci
- Design is constantly evolving. Be familiar with current trends, because if a site or app looks old, it loses credibility.
- Be subtle in design. Subtle layer effects effectively use depth and texture to draw attention, without drawing too much attention.
- Delightis equal parts happiness and surprise. Create delight with a small detail on your website, app, or product and you will improve user experience.
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