Week 7 Lecture: User Interface and beyond!


User Interface: Visual Design Patterns

How a user and system i.e. computer interact with an input of software on any given device.


User Interface design is not just the consideration of graphics rather presenting users with the right tools to accomplish their goals. It is the configuration of solutions that solve common design problems. design patterns are standard reference points for sculpting a UI.

Navigating Patterns

When developing UI’s it is important to consider the following patterns in navigation:

  • Tabs: Navigation Tabs + Drop Down Tabs
  • Menu: Vertical, Horizontal and Accordion drop down menus.
  • Jumping in hierarchy: Shortcut Dropdown, Footers, breadcrumbs
  • Content: Carousel, Event Calendar, Article List





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