FOR CURIOUS MINDS [with ♥ from Julianna Sudi]_____
UI design guideline
A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR ENGAGING PRODUCT DESIGN_____
This 6-step design guideline was made to help creating engaging interface and to manage a large scale product design project. The sessions are focused on recognising and applying the principles during the UI design process, and discussing the most frequent cases you might meet when crafting a product interface intended to engage users.
For the practices, we'll be using a poorly designed sample UI (a visually still good looking one, to make it clear that engagement is not in the overall visual but in the detailed element design). I'll explain what is wrong with the discussed elements and correct the design. The UI design principles applied along the way come from the field of behavioral psychology and material design (referral links provided in the transcripts), intentionally avoiding industry-specific alterations.
By the end of 6th session, there will be clarity around how to engineer an interface that communicates the functions clearly and navigates the users intuitively.
I’ve made the sample UI downloadable below, and encourage everyone to repeat the corrections using their own design decisions and develop their own design process.
I’ve made the sample UI downloadable below, and encourage readers to repeat the corrections using their own design decisions in order to practice systematic approach and develop their own design process.
~ 20 min. per session
+ 90 min. recreating the sample UI with own decision making
+ lifelong mastering of details
As a design lead, I’ve been working on applications and web platforms, mentoring the design work for quite some time now. I’ve often made a note for myself along the way when I noticed certain areas causing difficulties. From this list, an interesting pattern emerged. The pattern showed me that the reason behind most of the confusion, both on the user’s side and on the designer’s side, is that the UI design principles weren't recognised and was offen misinterpreted during the interface design process.
I’ve created this UI design guideline to pull together the elements and principles of product design that are crucial to apply to create an engaging interface. Also, to describe how to manage a large-scale product design project without losing the coherence between the elements of the design system.
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I'm Julianna Sudi, senior Product Design Strategist. I've been in the field of design since 2011 and have worked with several tech startups in the UK and Europe. My view is that design is a conversation between the business and the visitors and it takes a lot of practice to hit the right language. That's what I'm trying to help in.
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