Creating a perfect User Interface that engages a user, is an issue that never loses relevance. A credible UI maximizes the potential of a User Experience. And it can’t be done without mixing the important elements professionally.
That is why the use of colour and typography is intrinsic to creating a perfect UI. Buttonn colours, font colour, font size, colour contrasts, brightness, and text size work in different manners for different pages.
So let’s take a look at how to use colours and typography.
Working with Colours
Start With 1-2 colours
When you start a design, the first thing to do is to select a simple color portfolio. Start with one or two colours and mix these colours together with different shades and saturation and see what you get.
Identify the colour types that will suit the page you’re working on. Trying a lot of colours at the same time can be very discouraging so it’s best to start small. The complications of mixing various colours together can be defeated by only practice.
If you’re designing for a brand, always have it in mind to use the dominant colour of the brand, then it can be easy to work up other mathches and mixtures from there.
Use Colour Variations
This is the most interesting part of developing the UI. Working with colour variations involves creating different layers of contrasts and brightness of a particular colour. Perfect tools for using colour variations include HSB and HSV.
Setting a useful typeface that will work will with the user could often be a technical nightmare. There are things to consider when putting a typographical structure in place that will work with the colour selections.
This one sounds pretty obvious and basic right? But it is often overlooked when designers blindly pursue aesthetic styles. It is nice to create beautiful pages and use nice fonts, sure, but the first to think about is if you’re actually confusing your reader in the process.
So try as much as possible to use recognizable letterforms.
There’s often the need for a UI to be resized, enlarged or shrunk, so try to use typefaces that can shrink or expand without losing legibility. Test for scalability before you implement the typeface.
Perhaps one of the most ignored component in typography and general UI design, Whitespaces are important tools to increase legibility and create more interactions.
Remember that the UI is created for the user and not to to slake your aesthetic thirst. By implementing the tips above while creating your User Interface, you’re sure to produce an impressive user experience.