Avoid obscure choices and command

Avoid obscure choices and command

Do not hide important options or commands within the user interface as people will never discover them. All controls and options should be readily accessible and easily accessible to be utilized when required.

Use appropriate feedback mechanisms

Be sure to utilize the appropriate methods of feedback (e.g. tactile, visual, audio) to give users details about their current situation and any potential errors that could occur. This will keep them well-informed and avoid any frustration.

Provide helpful error messages

If your application isn’t able to perform an action in the way you expected be sure to clearly convey the issue by delivering the appropriate error messages. These messages must be clear in order to provide customers with useful details they can take action on to address the issue quickly.

Do not use technical terminology

Avoid using technical jargon or terms used in the industry when communicating with users, as it will make them even more confused. Make your feedback systems easy to comprehend by using simple words instead of complicated phrases that only experts can comprehend. For instance “Hey Cortana, set my alarm at six am.” In contrast “I need to set my alarm for 6:30 am.”

Use the contextual assistance

Be sure to offer contextual assistance for complex tasks or features that are difficult to understand or. For instance when your application asks users to upload photos of themselves, provide helpful tips (e.g., “Please upload an image that clearly displays your face of your”) to facilitate the process.

Be sure to keep the illustrations realistic.

Do not set expectations for users excessively high by offering unrealistic functionality, or even actions in your product. If you promise users that they can do something be sure to adhere to this promise to ensure that they aren’t frustrated later on when things don’t go according to what they expected. This is one of the many reasons the use of feature-driven marketing campaigns is not suggested for new products since they tend to overpromise and fail to deliver when the release date approaches.

Provide frequent reminders

The ability to learn when it comes to UI as well as UX Design includes encouraging users to use your product by giving them regular reminders or suggestions at the appropriate moment and time (e.g. at the time they launch your program prior to performing a particular task). This keeps them engaged and utilizing every feature of your program until it is a part of their routine.

Show the progress

Don’t let users be confused about what’s going on behind the scenes. This can lead to anxiety and confusion, especially when something unexpected happens along the process (e.g. the error message is displayed, or the process suddenly stops). Instead, inform users of the progress they’ve made in finishing a specific step or activity. This will let them can determine how long it will take to finish.

Conclusion

If you follow these best practices, designers can develop usability interfaces that are simple to use and enjoyable to use. This can make it easier for customers to stay with the product over time and will recommend it to others.