By WalkingTree   April 07,  2021

User Experience Design Rules

When users use an application, they simply want the app to do its core function. Therefore, it’s essential to eliminate any extra processes that will tire the user. Let’s take a look at some of the UI/UX rules or laws to better understand the design concept. 

Mental model – It’s important to keep the concept of the mental model in mind before design icons or symbols. Let’s take a look at iOS symbols. On an iPhone, you can find that the settings icon has a gear figure, similarly, the files folder has a real file figure in it. 

Touchable areas – It is a practice that focuses on mobile apps. Touchable areas should be of a size that people can easily touch with their fingers. Additionally, it’s best to leave a bit of a gap between different buttons, for clickability and for clicking the right area.   

Complexity – If there are many options on an app, the user’s response time gets longer. Reduce options to reduce response time for designs where it matters. According to Hick’s Law, providing more options increases the user’s decision time. Let the user see only the most important options as clear as possible.

Formatting – Regardless of numbers, words, or objects, the human brain remembers together things in groups. Miller’s rule talks about the magic number 7. People can keep 7±2 items in their minds. The UX design should be put together using this rule. Let’s take an example of a phone number. 

Without formatting – 4408685325 

With formatting – (440) 868-5325

Read on to know more about UX rules and laws for better UI design.

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