App designing has been one of the most critical domains in Computer Science, as users continue to value ergonomics, aesthetics, and simplicity of use. Designing interfaces for different users is complicated as different users have different preferences. For example, the younger generation usually likes darker themes, whereas elders prefer light and minimalist themes. So, how do we solve this problem? Luckily, some rules make our task more comfortable, and these rules are proven scientifically and help you with the design.
Visual design aims to improve a product's aesthetic quality and usability by using suitable images, typography, space, layout, and color. Visual design is about more than aesthetics.
CHOOSING THE COLOR-
First, we start with the colors. Before picking one, we must know basic definitions.
Primary color: It is the color that is displayed most frequently across your app. It has to be chosen carefully considering the crowd which will be visiting the website. On the safer side, choose a light theme that matches the content on the website.
Secondary color: Having a secondary color is optional. It is used to accent your application. It is applied sparingly.
Okay, so we know what the basic definitions are, now we choose a background (background of the app) and surface(surfaces consist of various ) colors.
This figure shows a possible combination of colors that can be chosen. (on primary and on secondary colors are ones who are selected for writing on primary and secondary colors) . Error messages are generally displayed in red, success messages are shown in green and blue.
The colors chosen should be
DESIGNING THE LAYOUT-
This is where the actual design starts. It is a vast topic, and we will just cover the basics of layout for you to get started.
UNDERSTANDING THE LAYOUT
For designing the layout, we must consider navigation ( how will the user navigate to different pages, the type of navigation to be used to make it intuitive for the user sp that he can understand the application easily.) Icon design and sizes are highly subjective and vast, so that we won't cover them here.
Lateral navigation can be achieved using tabs, lists, etc., as shown in the image.
Clicking on any list here will enlarge it and allow editing it this is how forward navigation works. It takes you a level deeper. It should only be used for the purpose mentioned above.
Apart from navigation, there are a few more things to consider.
Great! Folks, now you are ready to design applications that are user-friendly, good-looking, intuitive, and efficient.