Understanding UX Design Principles with examples

  1. Have you ever thought that why are menu options in many of the applications like the Amazon shopping app, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc. are at the bottom of the screen?
  2. Why “ADD TO CART” button in most shopping apps which is the most important action, kept at the bottom of the screen?
  3. Why is the GPAY app “New Payment” button is at the bottom of the screen and why does this button have a very prominent/noticeable size?
  1. The important action buttons must be kept big and bold so that it is easy to find & tap.
  2. Should be kept nearer to the finger for ease of the user.
  1. Why there are top 10 recommendations always shown in Netflix app?
  2. Why does Swiggy(food ordering app) shows you recommended options when you choose a restaurant when you can see the full menu of that restaurant?
  1. Lesser the number of options the easier it is to decide.
  2. The easier the representation of options, the easier it is to understand them.
  1. Why do multiple apps show some skeleton-like boxes before loading the actual content? In simple terms the animations which reflect that the content is loading?
  1. If the reaction of interacting with something(feedback) does not come within the expected time, users might end up doing mis-clicks.
  2. User’s do not really like waiting a long time for any results to start appearing.
  1. Why do LinkedIn or some other apps try to always show how much your profile is completed?
  2. Why do apps like BookMyShow always show you to complete a number of booking to earn an XYZ badge?
  1. Seeing an incomplete action motivates people to complete it to enjoy the benefits after completion.
  2. People always tend to have everything in a finished state.
  1. Why does the “stories” feature in multiple apps works in the same way? If we see any new app then also there are features that are similar to the apps already available.
  1. By using consistent and known visual cues, users do not have to think a lot to use the product.
  2. Focus on problem-solving & creating values instead of on those things which already exist.

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