Creating the perfect user interface is something that all designers strive to do. Each has a different method of how to achieve this and each uses a different type of UI design software to get there. There are some secrets that designers always stick to when they create interfaces:
1. Keep things simple
Simple experiences are often intuitive experiences. You may want to use a wireframe tool, or Photoshop as your UI design tool, but it is best not to be tempted to include clutter in the interface. In design, less is always more.
2. Have a vision
In your mind, you should be able to imagine a user going through your app, or how you would like your product to look. Write down some concrete words, so that you can stick to this vision throughout. For example, “My app will be easy to use”, or “My app will delight users”.
Sketch out concepts in the beginning of your design process and then build these up later with UI design software. Don’t be afraid to test your designs with end users, even if they are still wireframes. Often this feedback will be far more valuable than feedback you may receive later on.
Often others will help you to become more creative. Even stakeholders who are not designers may provide insight into how your users work. They will also be able to tell you if their business requirements do not meet with your design concepts. There are many UI design tools that can be used collaboratively, which also have different review options.
Remember, you don’t have to feel confined to the features of your UI design software. Sometimes a pen and paper can work well to draft out concepts. The most important thing is to use a UI design tool that you feel comfortable with and that produces an end product you think will be successful.