In web designing, Graphic User Interface (GUI) plays a huge role which helps the user in completing a given task effectively. All websites and apps have different design principles and different functions but the thing which is common is an effective GUI design. GUI design basically creates the background of an app or a website. It is always advisable to go for professionals for successful GUI development for apps and websites.
Here is a lowdown of 6 great tips which can help in creating a great Graphic User Interface which actually works:
Mind Mapping– It is basically a technique for gathering information and organizing the related domain information using different combinations of radiating lines, keywords, pictures, images, symbols and assorted colors in order to highlight the key points on an unruled sheet of paper. It provides relevant information with the main idea appearing right in the center and the bulk of other supporting information highlighted through the radiating lines from the center with keywords which are then emphasized via images, symbols and colors. Include colors, typography and grid in order for your design to turn out clean and crisp. You should first study about what to design, how to design, what is the feasibility and the time for its completion.
In the process of mindmapping, make a bullet note of series of steps that is required prior to implementation. Navigation comes with a series of choices- whether to click or scroll, read or watch, entering data or hitting the back button.
Sketches– Sketches are the most popular technique in GUI which speeds up the process of mind map. You will easily be able to figure out how your app will work with the help of sketches which will enable you in getting the desired results. Sketches help to convey ideas, demonstrate functionality, visualize user flow, and illustrate anything that requires human interaction. Prior to sketching, you should have a clear idea about your business objectives for something new that you are designing. A research is where the initial ideas begin to build which all the more highlights its importance. Sketching helps in extracting different ideas which will help you to quickly design the look and feel of what you want to create.
Rough Sketches– You can easily create rough sketches with pen, paper and whiteboard, using something like a pen or a marker is the best. You should definitely make sure to consider doing a rough round of sketching for every feature or interaction that you are considering.
If you feel that your ideas are very complex and needs exploration, think and draw each of them on a separate sheet. It will prove to be time-effective in working through concepts on paper prior to going to the computer.
Detailed Userflows– User interface-flow diagrams also called storyboards, windows navigation diagrams enables in modeling the high-level relationships between major user interface elements. Make user interface-flow diagram where the boxes represent major user interface elements i.e instances/objects and the arrows represent the possible flow between them.
A detailed userflow will allow you in deciding the priority and place it on the web page which is vital because every part of a web page has a specific impact level.
User-interface flow diagrams are typically used for 2 purposes: they are used to model the interactions that users have with your software and secondly, they enable in gaining a high-level overview of the user-interface for an application.
Wireframes– Wireframes means refining your ideas formed during the sketching process and dictating the finer details of a user interface. Remember that sketching should always come before the wireframe stage. Wireframe is mainly done in black and white which shows all the ideas from the sketching phase laid out in a structured fashion. A wireframe is all about functionality.
Wireframes are basic shapes or lines used to designate position and size only. Wireframe represents a “skeleton design”. The goal of any wireframe is to fit the elements into a layout, not indicate how elements may actually appear in a final design but use them where they will be located. A site with strong usability provides the user with organization and visual cues to aid navigation. Navigation Supports Content:
Visual UI Design-It is a realistic representation of what the product will actually look like, in the case of a website. The final result can exactly look like a mockup or it can be a variation of different version revisions. You can draw the mockups using Adobe Photoshop or can also do it straight in HTML/CSS format.
Remember that mockups are the backbone of a design and they are built on top of wireframes and shows the overall appearance aspects of a design which includes type choices, color choices, etc. A mock-up will tell you how all final appearances will look like.
If you follow the above-mentioned tips, you can expect to get a great, all round Graphical User Interface for your website or app. If you need professional help, approach the web designers and developers at Reddensoft Technologies. We provide services all across the globe.
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