The most popular things are the ones that make life easier. So today’s motto of the designer and developer is “Let’s make it simpler and easier”.
The obvious reason for these figures is the increase in mobile usage among people. So, if you want your users to spend more time on your mobile application, then you have to make it more user friendly and interesting. Hence, without UX, we may never revamp app usability.
We should perceive how we can simplify and improve things so that users can just “get in, push a button, and take off.”
1. Use Native Component In Your Mobile Application
The reason why you should choose native is that people will know how to use it. For example, when an application tells you how to navigate from one screen to another, it can be really complicated for users to figure it out. Therefore, if users already know the native UI element, it will be easy for them to follow the steps, as they will intuitively understand the application. In addition, you can add animation, transitions or automation, since they ‘look good’ in native mobile apps.
2. Keep Your App Design Simple
The users of your application have certain objectives in mind and if they find an obstacle in their way, they may get frustrated or spend more time than expected, losing their way meanwhile. Similarly, the undesirable features and functionalities of your mobile app will only lead them away from their goal. Thus, you should have a minimalistic design approach in order to create a simple and highly usable mobile application.
3. Improve Consistency In Your App Design
Having consistency in UI design guarantee users that they are using the same application. The user will be assured that they are guaranteed that they are on the correct way with your logo and header design of your app UI. Similarly, the consistency in the navigation system will provide consistency in User Experience. If you use more non-conventional designs in your app, it will hamper the instinct of the application and this will prompt the client’s disappointment.
4. Improve The Search Feature Ιn Your App Design
Users come to your app intending to achieve their objective, or find and buy your products and/or services. If your app has not good enough or poor navigation and useful links are hard to find, then there are chances that users bounce back to your competitor’s app. You can provide an in-app search engine so as to make the search easy and quick. The simple navigation design, the advanced search and information architecture will all improve the usability of your app to a great extent.
5. Animate Your Transitions
Animated transitions are another a viable method to create a seamless flow when moving from one page to another. The user would also like to see an animated transition in-app whenever they complete an action.
Below, there are some vital practices for effective animation implementation:
- Try not to have animations without a prior user action.
- The animation should be utilized such that the user can understand how to complete an action.
- It is OK to have one or two animations in your app, however don’t overload it with animations.
6. Test Your App And Find Ways To Improve It
The most ideal approach to test mobile usability is to perform remote user testing. This will permit you to get feedback from remote users after they have already used your product. After this, the app development team will move on with quality assurance and dispose of any ‘bugs’ they may meet. Consequently, user testing is an extraordinary method to see through your users’ eyes and feel like they do while they are actually using your application.
You should create a mobile experience that will make your users want to try your app and visit it again. In order for you to accomplish this, you should begin implementing best practices for your mobile application. You should consider user objectives while designing the mobile app. You must test your mobile application as frequently as time allows you to. If you implement these points, then your mobile app will be more engaging and useful for your users.