Top UX Design Tips for Mobile Application in 2016

Top UX Design Tips for Mobile Application in 2016

Having a mobile app project in the hand but lacking the ideas on which design plan to include? We are all here to talk in detail about the trends of UX designs that are creating a buzz for mobile application in this current year. Talking about the stats, desktop internet usages have drastically fallen from 90{f48cdb843be78821f3e6bad1e0e37d22b133730599e0a9a60c52ba26b491813c} to 60{f48cdb843be78821f3e6bad1e0e37d22b133730599e0a9a60c52ba26b491813c} in the past decade whereas mobile internet usages have surged by 40{f48cdb843be78821f3e6bad1e0e37d22b133730599e0a9a60c52ba26b491813c}.


In its studies, “Flurry” reveals that, on an average, people spend 158 minutes on their smartphones and tablets. These 158 minutes are summed up as 127 minutes for browsing mobile applications and only 31 minutes for visiting the websites.

The ways of looking up for products or services via search over smartphones are changing drastically. And that is why it is better to be ahead than being left in the dust. In this write-up, we are going to talk about the approaches that are winning the battle as the best UX designing tips for mobile apps.

1. Simple Menus and Navigation

The power of simple navigation is all around these days. Navigation needs to be aesthetically appealing for the users keeping in mind the important role of app functionality in action. Simple menus along with smooth navigation offer an uninterrupted and friendly end-user experience.


Every inch of your mobile screen is a valuable space; therefore, it is always better to stick with hidden style navigation menus.

2. Appealing Social Media Buttons

A number of studies claim that shoppers are likely to follow social media recommendation for purchases. Thus, there is a huge fraction of such clients waiting out for such proposals. Considering this option would help you make them your future prospects. Additionally, integrating the button in your mobile application will give users the freedom of browsing the application through their social media identities.

3. Color Schemes

Simple color scheme got developers’ attention last year and it is still topping the charts. Unlike the traditional red, neon and blazing green, the favored color scheme has now shifted to use of subtle and simple colors.


It is recommended to think of including the color of the brand as it perfectly makes the sense. It is always an excellent step to include the colors that reflect the brand values.

4.Pixel Perfect Design

Detailing matters in every application. And excellent designs make these pixels count. Such designs over a mobile application make the users’ experience an excellent one while browsing the sections.


Pixel perfect designing also ensures that images appear aesthetically to the visitors.

5. Typography

Simple typography is winning the race as one of the UX designing tips trending nowadays. The fact that simple typography is easy to read has made this aspect an important one to include in the mobile app designing.


Simple typography is thus easier to read over a small screen against backlighting. Thus, the point is becoming one effective to be included while designing the applications.

6. Privacy and security

Ensuring privacy and security of your application is an investment towards improving apps’ usability. Adding security features has always remained on the charts and will prove to be an effective approach in future also. Thus, keep this point in the mind so that users’ personal information could be kept safe. More to it, offering users an option of not being traced will serve as a reason to come to your app frequently.

7. 80/20 Rule

The 80/20 rule states that 80{f48cdb843be78821f3e6bad1e0e37d22b133730599e0a9a60c52ba26b491813c} of users just use 20{f48cdb843be78821f3e6bad1e0e37d22b133730599e0a9a60c52ba26b491813c} of an app’s functionality. With this reason, it becomes important to identify the functionalities that are mostly used within the applications and trim down the count of those that are not so important. If you successfully embed that 20{f48cdb843be78821f3e6bad1e0e37d22b133730599e0a9a60c52ba26b491813c} functionality, the application is sure to offer a great UX/UI to the app users.

8. Innovative scrolling

It is a bold aspect to include in mobile app designing trend. But as the color scheme, large images, and clean fonts are making a way in the UX app designing aspect, the magic of innovative scrolling is soon going to make these elements more prominent. A smooth scrolling is something that makes users’ app browsing experience an excellent one. Innovative scrolling will help in providing smooth scrolling.

9. A Touch of Animation

A touch of animation is that special stroke that is going to take the app to a new level altogether. It is well known that animation adds to usability and also provides users a delightful experience. It is recommended to design animation that is small and lightweight.

10. Focus on Interactive Design

Interactive designs over an application ensure users’ engagement with it. Thus, incorporating interactive elements is an easy way to get more and more users for the application. This not only lures the users but also keeps their interest alive by offering aesthetically appealing designs.


It is all about the tips that are helpful in designing mobile applications. With designers focusing more and more on the usage of these trends, it will be quite interesting to know that which design will remain prominent by evolving a bit more.

Author Bio: Tom Hardy has been working for years with Sparx IT Solutions and is very much keen to research on the mobile designing aspects that are trending this year. He keeps sharing his research work through effective blogs.