The animations you choose to use play a big part in making your design intuitive. Animations work with the gestures people use by letting them see the effect their actions make. A visual effect for dragging and dropping will literally show the object the person is moving be dragged across the screen. Of course, this is an illusion, but it’s one that people readily understand.
Animations for Mobile Design
Creative animations can help set you apart from other websites and businesses. They will make a lasting impression on your potential customers. Creativity can include novel ways of making objects and menus appear. For example, having them pop up and move quickly into place. It could also include animations specific to your business, like filling a mug with beer for a bar or restaurant. You’re still conveying information about your business, but you’re doing so in a way that will stand out in potential customers’ minds.
Interesting and compelling animations are great ways to grab people’s attention, it’s important to remember that they are also functional. And when it comes to making your animations as intuitive as possible, keep in mind that they should mirror people’s actions. The drag-and-drop case from above is one example, and scrolling is another. At the same time, you also want to keep in mind the fact that people are used to using gestures on other apps and sites. If the gestures you choose to use for common actions differ significantly from those people are accustomed to, they will likely grow frustrated. Your focus should instead be on drawing them in with your design.
App Design in Long Beach
If you’re looking for a new app, a new website design, or if you’re looking to update what you’ve already got, BSG can help. Our designers and programmers will work with you to determine what type of design best serves your needs. We will make sure that your website is responsive to mobile devices, and that it is optimized for search results. And our designs are always clean and uncluttered, and easy to navigate. Contact BSG today to learn more.