It’s already high time! Mankind is now almost dependent on internet services.
So now by the passing of time, humans are trying to make internet services more versatile and better.
Who doesn’t want to enjoy this kind of development at its fullest?
User Interface (UI) is one of those kinds. It makes human tasks easier.
Do you know the exact meaning of UI?
First, let us discuss UI
- The user must invest its minimum effort! In simpler words and more detail if we discuss, invest less time, but still get more than your expected outcome.
- This is a basic glimpse of UI. Moreover, it is an interaction between humans and computers. It can be seen in different sensible ways which are-touch, visibility, audible,
- There’s no limit to its soft and hard devices. For easy understanding, it has both input and output devices.
Input devices include- keyboard, mouse, camera, scanners, etc.
Whereas output devices include- speakers, monitors, printers, etc.
~ There are 4 main types of elements under UI: –
- Touch User Interface
As it can be understood by the term ‘touch’, this user interface is implemented by touch.
Any device which is operated through sense-touch can be declared as a touch user interface (TUI).
- Graphic User Interface
It may take a while to comprehend this, but mot typical.
To understand this factor, let us first know about the term ‘graphic’. It is a visual type of thing. Like what you see, its presentation, appearance, brochure or any graphic itself, comes under this factor.
It is basically a visual output under User Interface.
- Voice User Interface
It is a dealing between humans and computers which is possible through audio. It means you can command a computer and it will respond to you back!
This is growing so fast in the world that now almost everyone can exercise this type of user interface.
The smartphone which you are utilizing right now is a VUI!
I guess you might be wondering how!
I will tell you! The smart assistant in your phone lies under VUI.
Alexa, Siri, smart assistants, digital audible machines like washing machines, refrigerators, etc., are some instances of VUI.
- Menu-driven User Interface
It is a User Interface that employs numerous preferences to pilot a website. It is not only limited till here!
It can be said that it has an exclusive long band that is stretched till its best peak!
For instance: – you are looking for a burger online to order but you don’t know which one you need, an interface will show you some available options.
This was just a familiar example to make you understand.
Otherwise, it has an exclusive range of elements. ATM which you use for withdrawals is also a menu-driven user interface.
Why UI is so important?
After clearing the meaning of UI and its various kinds, let us know more about its importance.
As we all know, meeting any user’s expectations is so important.
UI is the key to meeting your user’s expectations! Because of its various forms, it is easy for you to touch this necessary line.
- A presentable, well-designed, and useful interface is the attraction point for users.
- A type of connection and interaction between the user with any website, program, app, application, form, etc., is necessary.
UI has various forms which imply visuals, touch, graphics, etc. So basically, this is how UI helps.
So, when you meet users’ expectations and have a well-planned and well-designed interface, it eventually increases your Conversion rates.
Handful major important points under UI are as follows: –
- Eye-catchy interface
It is not only important, but it is also somehow mandatory to make your page or interface appealing.
Color, font, content, topic, graphics, creativity, attention-seeking lines, etc. are some instances under this point.
- Informative content
It is important to keep your content crisp, helpful and knowledgeable.
At least try to keep a basic format and keep it formal.
Make useful points, easy to understand but official language.
Overall, the organization should be well-designed as well as informative.
- Capable of Interaction
Your page or design should look interactive to the users. While creating a user interface, you should think from a user’s perspective. By doing so, you can meet their maximum expectations. So eventually, that interface turns interactive to the users.
So, these were some junctures to remember and the importance of UI.
Therefore, it is justified that why User Interface is so important. It has numerous benefits and fortunately, it has so many forms.