A multidisciplinary design approach is needed
As we all know, a high-quality UX is one of the most important notions for the success and longevity of any type of service or product. To secure an exceptional UX, a multidisciplinary design approach is needed to predict how end users will interact with a particular product. Let’s go through the necessary steps that have to be taken to ensure the interaction design concept is fully implemented.
User-centered all the way
It comes naturally that for a UX to be outstanding, everything that is done in the preparation of the product needs to be universally user-centered. The best way to ensure this throughout the design process is to continually bear in mind the challenges users might face and provide solutions to overcome all potential obstacles. For example, if your product is will be offered for international use, implementing a plus sign on a button that is used for adding something will be universally understood without having to be translated into different languages.
Intuitive VS cognitive
Once you learned to ride a kids bike or swim in a garden pool, did you have trouble repeating it once you were old enough to hump on a mountain bike or dip into a public pool downtown? Of course not, since you had already learned the technique. The experience became intuitive and smoothly executed ever since. To make sure the use of your product is intuitive, limit the number of interactions, and display only the information that is needed for the user to progress. As a result, the UX will become smoother.
Ensure perfect readability
When you come across an app or a website that continually displays a massive amount of information regardless of the page you are on or a feature you use, do you end up using them often? Of course not. A well-thought-of and implemented design is always perfectly readable and offers solely valid information. The best way to ensure this in your interactive design is to limit the amount of written data present. Use black and white contrast to secure that everything displayed is perfectly easy to read both indoors and outdoors.
Short copy can speak volumes
Perfect font placed on a perfect background can be read from meters away, but it will all be in vain if the message it carries is vague. The quality of copy used is one of the most frequently overlooked elements and very often the reason why the impact of the product or service is not as expected. Copy needs to be seen as an equally important element of design. Take time to make sure your copy is short, involving, and straight to the point. This goes for all the copy present, from introduction to call-to-action.
Write down all interactions
To successfully employ interaction design, the entire process needs to be well-rounded, and all desired interactions mapped in detail. Apart from having impeccable technical skills and being able to think both critically and collaboratively, a proficient interactive designer focuses on the project through a future lens, we learn from the IED Barcelona’s current master’s degree in interaction design. In order to be able to cross all geographical, cultural, and disciplinary boundaries to ensure the universally outstanding UX worldwide, nothing can be left to chance. All possible interactions need to be noted and taken into account.
Keep visual clarity in mind
Once the perfect readability of all messages has been taken care of, the concept of providing a clear visual content needs to be completed with adequate graphic design. Interactive elements like icons and images communicate content more effectively than words, and it is crucial they are entirely intuitive. All users need to clearly understand what action will happen when they click on them. Checkmarks that indicate the action has been completed is another feature that you should consider to include.
A successful interaction design is a comprehensive process. All of its elements mentioned here are obligatory and equally important for this design approach to be successfully employed. As a result, this multidisciplinary and well-thought-of approach to creating a product or a service guarantee a first-rate UX experience, which is the ultimate goal after all.