Usability

What is User Interface Design? Product Design Principles, UI Trends, and More

A Definition of User Interface Design A user interface (UI) is the part of a machine, product, or device with which a person interacts. Usually visual and tactile in nature, a user interface is what an individual uses to make a machine or product do what he wants it to do. The user interface should …

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21 Engineers and Product Designers Reveal the Single Best Way to Balance HMI Design and Usability

Human-machine interface (HMI) design is one of the most critical aspects of product design. It’s a delicate balance of form and function, facilitating communication between machines or devices and the humans that operate them. HMIs must support the product’s functionality in a way that’s user-friendly for the humans tasked with operating the machine. In other words, …

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4 Must-Follow User Interface Design Principles

UI designers face the challenge of designing user interfaces that not only are functional but also are aesthetically pleasing and able to meet consumer expectations. Design a UI that is too confusing, and consumers or users won’t use the product. Design a UI that is too simplistic, and consumers will view your product as subpar. The …

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How to Design an Effective Touch-Screen Interface

Touch screen devices quickly have become the standard as consumers expect to be able to interact with everything from mobile devices to their automobiles with the touch of a finger. However, not all touch-screen interfaces are equal, as some are much more responsive and effective than others. Product designers and user interface engineers must meet …

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Top 50 User Experience and User Interface Design Blogs

The world of user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design has taken front and center stage: everyone seems to know the buzzwords, and your boss and/or clients want to know what you can do to improve their hardware or product. To stay at the forefront of your field, it’s essential to stay current – to …

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14 User Interface Design Experts Share The #1 Mistake Made When Designing User/Hardware Interfaces

When the average person thinks of their favorite apps, websites, and gadgets, it is usually based on what that piece of hardware or technology provides for them: education, entertainment, organization, time management, etc. What many consumers don’t realize is that a major factor of why a particular app, website, or gadget is enjoyable is due to the user interface …

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50 Gadgets with Exceptional Usability

Have you ever been excited to use a gadget that does something really amazing, only to be disappointed by the sheer frustration of getting it to actually work? Usability is so critical to any device or gadget that even the most sophisticated gadgets are worthless without it. At Pannam, we manufacturer custom, user-interface membrane switch technology, …

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