How to Create a Time-Saving User Interface?

Saurabh Tiwary | 14th February 2017

While usability is the prime concern for website users, topping up your design with an appealing graphic-based interface can help you come up with a more intuitive design. Moreover, both usability and graphics must go hand in hand to provide the best of the design experiences and workflow to the users.

When we talk about the Usability, the primary goal is to make everything accessible to the users in the least possible ways or actions. Adhering to the primary guidelines and the design principles, you can be creative in your own way that can help you reach website or app design goals.

No matter whether you are designing for a mobile app UI or a website user interface, the goals remain the same throughout i.e. Design Usability. The challenge is to make the best use of your design resources and make it accessible to all the interfaces it is being viewed on.

This article will guide you through some of the smart techniques that you can implement in your design project to boost the efficiency and make your work more usable. The ideas that I will be sharing are not concerned to the specific sections, instead, I will be talking about some of the miscellaneous tweaks to help you boost the efficiency.

The Magic of Motion

Being a UI designer, you must be already familiar with the importance of motion graphics and the functional animation in your interfaces. Adding motion to the interface brings interactivity in the graphics and also it is more likely to be actionable.

When we talk about a time-saving approach and enhanced workflow, adding a bit of functional animation and motion can be highly advantageous.

Use of motion graphics on your website not only makes your design look more interactive but at the same time increases the productivity of your work.

Check out this mobile app design that users movements in its workflow. The movement is not only pleasing but also helps you perform your tasks easily.

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The Importance of “Default”

When you are dealing with a project that needs a vast number of tasks to be accomplished, working on every minute elements can save you a bunch of time yielding efficient task performance.

Take for an instance you are working on an interface design that requires users to select a specific value from a drop-down list. A general approach is to use a drop down or certain sliders to go down the values and select one. On a better note, a functionality can be added that automatically suggest the default value which is most likely to be entered and also allow users to feed keyboard input.

Similarly, you need to figure out other interfaces where you can define the shortest path to the task. This will allow users to work faster on their system.

Important Read: How To Combine Web Design Usability And Functionality?

Shortcuts can be a game Changer

Well, shortcuts are not meant for every sort of web applications. However, if you are designing for a specific product, say an ERP system, then shortcuts can be very handy tools. Business applications design sometimes very complex and take a lot of time in performing tasks.

Define some shortcut rules and develop the functionality for each of them. Make sure some of the shortcuts must be defined as per the usual rules. For an instance, ctrl+Z can be used to undo any change.

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