Function and form cannot exist without each other. A website or an application that flows and navigates in a user friendly way but lacks in visual appeal for its audience does not attract any users. Similarly, a really beautiful and attractive design will attract a lot of users but will quickly lose them if they have to do 10 clicks to get to where they want to go. The binding gel between the function and form is the purpose or goal behind that website or application.
Tabaq Software has a team of skilful and experienced graphic designers and usability experts who can take your business idea or product and turn it into a successful and satisfied user experience.
Following are the design principles and best practices that we adhere to in order to create software that will stand out from its competition:
- Develop a consistent structure Every website or a software application must have a structure. Structure which puts similar things together, which navigates and flows consistently.
- Simplicity means less is more Users should be able to do simple tasks easily and more efficiently. Provide features that are necessary and remove others that may clutter the space.
- Visibility to users - Design your website or application so that users can view and easily access objects or information within the interface. When objects and choices are immediately visible, users learn and complete work tasks efficiently.
- Optimise the interface for important or frequent tasks Key tasks should be placed on prominent locations so users can easily get to them. This will enhance the overall user experience.
- Timely feedback to users Communicate with the users on actions, change of state or condition, errors, and exceptions in a user friendly language.
- Be flexible Allow users to customise the website or application to fit their needs especially keeping users with disabilities in mind. For example a user with visual impairment should be able to customise the user interface colours.
- Keep the target audience in mind Develop the User Interface (UI) with the target user in mind. The visual design and workflow of a website for 10 year old children will be very different from that of a corporate website.
- Reuse where you can Reusing the components and behaviours in the website or application will create more efficient code and will maintain familiarity and consistency. This will prevent the users from rethinking and relearning at every step.
- Stick to domain knowledge Users should be able to relate the main objects in the software to the terms and concepts they have learned from their previous experiences.