SharePoint & Microsoft Resources

3 Key Elements for UX Design

By Alicia Rodriguez, UX UI Designer

3 Key Elements for UX Design

Complementing our previous post on the benefits of UX design, we share the key areas of focus for a well-designed user experience. The same principles need to be carried through to the mobile web app, where we believe a good UX design can be even more critical, due to working on a smaller screen. 

CLEAN & OBVIOUS

The design has to be easy for the employees to understand from the instant they land on the page. It must be visually self-explanatory for employees to be competent in using the interface without being intimidating. The application needs to focus on displaying useful content and therefore should include enough information in an easily digestible format.  The navigation should get the user where they need to go, with clear, well-defined paths and decision points. 

SIMPLE & DIRECT

It should be easy for users to achieve their objective. Users should at all times know where they are, and what they need to do to get to their destination. The whole purpose of a UX design is to ensure it makes work-life easy and hassle-free. Bring it back to the basics – even the “burger bar” or 3 lined- Menu button that has begun to pop up everywhere still may not come across as an obvious design for the Menu button to some users. 

MEMORABLE

Make it memorable. It must be easy to recall the interface functionality and where everything is located. Good design means the users should remember the workflow of the information and the different ways in which they can show the information 

 

 

 

More from Silicon Reef

The Emerging Innovative Practices of Hybrid Working

The Emerging Innovative Practices of Hybrid Working

Challenging times can bring about the perfect opportunity to do something different, and with many employers struggling to establish their own version of hybrid working practices – and find the right balance between home and office – we are seeing new innovative...

Coming Soon – Microsoft Loop

Coming Soon – Microsoft Loop

In November last year Microsoft introduced us to Microsoft Loop so, with the full release set for this summer, we thought it was time to welcome the newest app to join the Microsoft 365 platform and take a deep dive into its capabilities and benefits. What is it?...

The Hybrid Worker’s Guide to Combatting Loneliness

The Hybrid Worker’s Guide to Combatting Loneliness

Although most of us are yet to settle down into establishing long term ‘back to normal’ ways of working, it’s clear that hybrid working is here to stay for thousands of employees across the UK. The Silicon Reef Research Report, carried out in February 2022,...

Silicon Reef Welcomes New Chairman & Major Investor

Silicon Reef Welcomes New Chairman & Major Investor

We are excited to announce the appointment of Silicon Reef’s new Chairman and major investor, Tim Wallis, Founder & former CEO of Content and Code (now Content+Cloud). We are thrilled to welcome Tim to Silicon Reef as this marks another significant, enabling step...