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5 Principles of Mobile Interface Design

Author: Sameer Tendulkar
by Sameer Tendulkar
Posted: Aug 25, 2016
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Mobile phones – whose sole purpose was to connect people who were far and distant, has now become the smart phones. The first and foremost requirement with respect to smart phones is that it should be sleek and elegant. Many users simply hunt for the most stylish phone and get their savings invested in its purchase. However, they understand after a period of time that the user interface is too bad in reality. No matter how pricey the phone is, unless the user experience is admirable the design is not so very appealing. So, it totally depends on UI/UX company you have selected, here are the five basic principles of mobile interface design that will help a phone receive the user’s admiration. Go through these and get inspired:

Simple and solution driven

To make a smart phone application popular, it has to become user-friendly. Every design aspect must be made simple and solution oriented. This way every aspect of UI including navigation, local language translation should be given utmost care during design phase and implementation phase. All these must be well-suited and in sync with other so that the interface can work with ease.

Easy to navigate

A user-friendly user interface especially in a mobile environment can experience accolades if one plans and designs navigation systems which are easy. Also along with easy navigation, the interface should be so smooth that the user can easily move back and forth across the website without any crash.

Light weight

Another important principle to be noted before designing any UI based application is that these should be light ones in weight. Rather than using powerful graphics to enhance, one has to settle for easy to understand and implement icons which will make the UI look complete and all functionalities in place.

Load bearing

The design of the User interface must be simple and also must bear the load of heavy mobile network traffic. If it is unable to handle too many customers at a same time, the user friendliness of the application will be under question.


It is important to design the smart mobile phone application portable and platform independent. This way the user interface does not change when phones and their operating systems change. This is also a futuristic principle that helps to update and upgrade the versions of installed application.

The mobile UI design is a popular field of study and research that helps mobile application developers to design user-friendly application with the required smartness to keep users happy and engaged. By following these above listed principles while designing the mobile user interface you can make even boring applications look interesting.

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