What are Good and Bad Interface Designs?

Generally, an interface acts as a shared boundary across two or more separate components of a computer system that are used to exchange information. Those exchanges can be between software, computer hardware, peripheral devices, etc.

Now let us discuss the good interface and bad interface.

A good interface design is user friendly. This is because it is easy to navigate, easy to use, easy to understand, interactive and effective. A good design should always be clear and user centric.

Features −

  • Clear

  • Consistent

  • Simple

  • User controlled

  • Forgiving

  • Provide feedback

Some of the Examples of Good Interface design −

  • Elastic Scrolling on iOS

  • Dropbox’s responsive colour system.

  • Pinterest’s waterfall effect

A bad interface design is confusing. This is because it is erroneous, difficult to navigate, sluggish, unresponsive, inconsistent and misleading.

Examples of bad interface design

A few examples of bad User interface along with the respective solutions are as follows −

  • Plagiarized design as well as content

    Solution − Make sure the design and content is original.

  • Too many colours and lack of contrast

    Solution − Choose colours for your website wisely. Using too many colours can confuse the user and can affect their interest to view the entire website.

  • Website is static

    Solution − Use dynamic technologies like Angular, React to create dynamic responsive websites.

  • Unnecessary Animation

    Solution − Keep it simple and elegant. Users may not like unnecessary animations and the effort required to remove them off the screen.

  • Not having enough tooltips

    Solution − Tooltips are useful when the users are not very proficient in using the application. Tooltips provide additional information about an icon or button or link when the cursor is moved over it.

Updated on: 01-Dec-2021

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