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6 MOBILE UI/UX MISTAKES TO AVOID
- By Shanal Aggarwal (Head - Global Sales, TechAhead)
INTRODUCTION
Everyone, be it an individual, business or organization puts in a lot
of time and efforts in creating a mobile...
1) SAME DESIGN FOR DIFFERENT PLATFORMS
There’s nothing more annoying to the user than finding an
Android app designed to be...
2) BAD SPEED AND PERFORMANCE
Speed and Performance are perhaps the most crucial aspects of a
user experience, but unfortun...
3) FORCED REGISTRATIONS
Users hate filling lengthy forms during sign-up. Apps must avoid
multi-page signup process, asking ...
4) OVERDETAILED TUTORIALS
Information without context is hard to digest, and very easy to
forget. If the user experience r...
5) NOT DOING REAL DEVICE DESIGN TESTING
When designing a mobile app user experience, it is critical to
continually view an...
6) NOT DESIGNING FOR THE AUDIENCE
When designing an app, designers must really know who exactly
they are designing it for....
While creating an app one should focus on the development and
designing of an app. Certainly aim for providing memorable u...
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6 Mobile UI/UX Mistakes to Avoid

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Six of the most common UI/UX mistakes that instead of encouraging users to return back to app, force them to uninstall the app forever because of its bad user experience.

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6 Mobile UI/UX Mistakes to Avoid

  1. 1. 6 MOBILE UI/UX MISTAKES TO AVOID - By Shanal Aggarwal (Head - Global Sales, TechAhead)
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION Everyone, be it an individual, business or organization puts in a lot of time and efforts in creating a mobile app. Everyone wants their apps to succeed but many of them fail, and one of the major reason for it is, app users do not like the design and find it difficult to fulfil their basic needs for which the app has been developed. Good marketing might be able to get in some initial download numbers, but if the UI and UX of app is not good then users will uninstall the app. And for real success it is not only the number of app downloads that matter throughout but also the number of active users. Here are six of the most common UI/UX mistakes that instead of encouraging users to return back to app, force them to uninstall the app forever because of its bad user experience. ©2016 TechAhead
  3. 3. 1) SAME DESIGN FOR DIFFERENT PLATFORMS There’s nothing more annoying to the user than finding an Android app designed to be an exact duplicate of its iOS counterpart. Every platform user must feel the same way when they see a non-native appearing app. Consistency to the platform should supersede consistency to the product. The mobile UX is unique and requires specialized design and interaction patterns for different platforms. ©2016 TechAhead
  4. 4. 2) BAD SPEED AND PERFORMANCE Speed and Performance are perhaps the most crucial aspects of a user experience, but unfortunately they are largely ignored. According to Brad Frost, a famous UX designer, “And it’s largely ignored because it’s invisible. Teams spend a lot of time polishing the aesthetic experience and enjoy diving into the latest development tools, but ultimately neglect how fast the experience loads and performs. It’s up to us to prioritize performance in our projects in order to better serve our users.” ©2016 TechAhead
  5. 5. 3) FORCED REGISTRATIONS Users hate filling lengthy forms during sign-up. Apps must avoid multi-page signup process, asking users to fill in a lot of details. Also when users are made to go through a sign-up process or hand over their email or social credentials before app has demonstrated them any clear benefit, it causes many users to end session without registering and usually followed by app uninstall. The app must show the user its value and prompts user engagement, so registration will be a natural action and not one that is compelled. ©2016 TechAhead
  6. 6. 4) OVERDETAILED TUTORIALS Information without context is hard to digest, and very easy to forget. If the user experience requires explanation, prompt the user when the feature in question is being used. One of biggest yet common mistake in many apps is that they flood new users with a detailed tutorial about everything the app can do on the very first launch, alienating many app users in the process. ©2016 TechAhead
  7. 7. 5) NOT DOING REAL DEVICE DESIGN TESTING When designing a mobile app user experience, it is critical to continually view and interact with design on the device itself. Make sure the UX is working as intended. Or else in final test release of app it is found that everything is of different size, that button which were perfectly placed, can’t be reached with a human thumb, the button at the bottom is not visible at all, etc. ©2016 TechAhead
  8. 8. 6) NOT DESIGNING FOR THE AUDIENCE When designing an app, designers must really know who exactly they are designing it for. The average age of App developers is in the age range of 30 to 55, also known as Generation Xers. On the other hand two largest demographics (in the US) are Baby Boomers (55+) and Millenials (Under 30). For a great user experience the app should be created keeping in mind the users it is supposed to serve in majority. ©2016 TechAhead
  9. 9. While creating an app one should focus on the development and designing of an app. Certainly aim for providing memorable user experiences (UX). Mobile UX is less about technology and more about emotions. ©2016 TechAhead CONCLUSION Get a Free Quote
  10. 10. HAVE AN APP IDEA? TechAhead is an Award Winning Firm Bringing Client’s App Ideas to Life Since 2009. Contact Us Today for a Free Quote sales@techaheadcorp.com www.techaheadcorp.com

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