In a design project, it is essential to review every part and be attentive to the smallest detail because it can make a difference. There is no surprise that many trials are made and the team addresses the sketches before sending them to the client. It happens when small points and possible errors or elements are overlooked therefore it becomes important to work with the team as they present distinct perspectives and opinions.
It is also possible that these small points can make your website and app different from others and this helps in making your own brand identity. But in all this do not forget the basic points of the design, it is essential to check each peculiarity of the design. In this article, we will talk about what is micro-interactions and its usage for making the user interface better.
What is Micro-Interaction
As the name says, micro-interaction is related to easy actions and small moments exchange between the user and the interface. Micro-interactions are those actions in which the user performs some action that targets a single objective and in revert, the interface presents some change.
Nowadays, there are many apps that are using the micro-interaction in their UI because of its benefits like it promotes visual interaction between the user and interface. Users are also appreciating the small animations that make the design of the app or website more human.
Usage of Micro-Interaction for Better UI
Let’s see some usage of the micro-interaction we mentioned them down
Micro-interaction has the ability to drag the user’s attention to a particular action or element. This can be achieved through the fun animations and subtle that have a powerful impact on the users. A common instance of this type of use is notifications. When the app is not open on the device, a notification is normally sent as text, with the default sound of mobile notification and users will see the notification. But when the app is open and has new notifications, the notification may show as a popup window as a useful icon can be added to the notification bar.
Diminish User Effort
The whole design of the app is aimed to minimize the user effort and make the navigation process in the app simple. Despite being minimal elements, Micro-interactions can contribute to this purpose. A clear instance is given in the search forms or any other kind of web form. You will likely find these elements in a large percentage of websites either use as a source of contact, registration for free service or payment process, etc.
Inform about successful actions
Micro-interaction has the potential to empower the actions that are user is performing. They not only offer visual information to show the change of status of certain elements as buttons but also inform about certain actions that are currently being carried out by the system.
Status Report of any item
In the above-mentioned point, we have already said that a considerable part of micro-interaction is targeted to informed users about the status of certain elements and that visual clues are usually used, which can be empowered with text if required. The best instance, in this case, is call-to-action buttons that present a wide range of web and mobile interfaces. These are used to maintain the interest of the users.
For every minimum detail, micro-interaction has the potential to improve the user experience. We designed micro-interaction can make a big impact on the user experience. Micro-interaction can enrich your website or app by communication brand which encourages the users to choose your app or website over others.
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