MyColorscreen is a place for users to showcase their home screens. One of the reason why users are customizing their home screen usually stem from the fact that the current UI (user interface) design of their OS, apps, widgets are abysmal to look at and doesn’t offer any usability advantages.
In this post, we will be comparing applications to applications to see the differences on good and bad UI designs. Applications selected are based on the functionality similarities and the price similarities between apps. We compare solely on cutting edge visual UI design and functionalities. Other factors such as stability, glitches are not counted in these comparison.
What would you buy?
From the top of your head, and in spite of functionality, which one would you consider buying? The gorgeous looking UI design on the left side or the clunky, SDK buttons design on the right side?
Developers (especially on the Android side) usually focus more on functionality rather than usability and design. Some of them even drop it entirely and relying on the SDK resources provided by the platform. This is wrong.
There’s a saying that:
Products that offer same functionalities but superior design wins.
From the example we compared, each apps offers a similar functions and at a similar price, but which one encourage users to buy more?
For us, the winner would be the gorgeous design apps and here’s why:
- Better overall user experiences which will yield a higher usage out of users.
- Doesn’t look cheap. Designs create emotional values to the users which connects them easier and stronger than functionality alone. See Apple products for example.
- It implies that the developers has invested a lot and are committed to project. This creates trust among users and developers. With awesome customer supports and cutting edge UI design, users trust are gained faster than without these factors.
- Overall, higher sales which helps the developers to support their apps in a way that benefit the users more.
Who said that design is the last priority in product development? This is wrong and we would like to a encourage all app developers to start designing/outsourcing your apps interface design in a way that it creates emotional value.
Got a few examples of your own to share? Let’s here about it in the comment below: