Monday, August 30, 2010

7 Interface Design Techniques to Simplify and De-clutter Your Interfaces

What is simplicity? Simplicity is the quality of being natural, plain and easy to understand. It is not surprising then that simplicity is often thrived for in user interface design. Most people naturally dislike complexity in devices and software. Yes, some people find joy in figuring out how something works, but for most of us, being unable to operate a device leads to wasted time and frustration, and that’s not a good thing.

1. Modal windows.

2. Hover controls.

3. Controls on demand.

4. Expanding forms.

5. Labels inside input forms.

6. Icons instead of text.

7. Context based controls.

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