Roadmap to UI Design

Design is an integral part of any user interface (UI) and a strong understanding of basic design principles can vastly enhance the usability and aesthetic appeal of a product. Therefore, it is essential for UI designers to familiarize themselves with the fundamentals of design before diving into their work. In this article, we will discuss why learning basic design principles is integral for UI design and how it can benefit the design process.
Roadmap to UI Design

The psychology of likes

Does knowing how many users interacted with a story, photo, or a blog post, influence your judgment on whether to like/dislike it? Are the likes and comments economy creating a bias in our responses?

I wanted to talk about the power of user experience design and how it has this dynamic, vivid ability to transform a product (for better or good) – simply by envisioning it’s interactions differently. For example; A social media domain adopting an unbiased subjectivity for users and how they may interact with individual items by concealing the likes/dislikes.

Users can engage with other’s posts without having to know the creator, no.of views, likes &/or comments – hence not being influenced to whether like, comment, or follow the user.

“Regardless of whether the inquiry is how to manage an unfilled popcorn enclose a cinema, how quick to drive on a specific stretch of thruway, or how to eat the chicken at an evening gathering, the activities of everyone around us will be significant in characterizing the appropriate response.” –  Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert Cialdini.

There is a heuristic the majority of us use to figure out what to do, think, say, and purchase: the standard of social evidence. To realize what is right, we are influenced by what other users are doing.

Asch’s conformity experiment also draws a similar conclusion in a different setting, where users may be influenced by social pressure from a majority group to conform to a rule.

Hence it is important to understand that tools such as likes/dislikes, comments, subscriptions, followers, etc may be a digital currency to resonate with the individual’s status, yet these are prone to bias and false interpretation.