Basics for UI Designer

Katarina Kisin
2 min readDec 9, 2020


UI designers are aware that users are primarily responsible for evaluating their work. Therefore, it is important that the interface is reviewed, paying attention to the following details:

  • The user interface should be clear after just a few seconds
  • The design must be consistent
  • Options and functions must be in logical, prominent places

That is why it is important for the designer to always keep in mind who the target group for which the project is being created is. The better he is acquainted with the wishes, habits, and goals of the user, the results will be better.

For UI designers, it is very important that the interface is functional and at the same time visually appealing. When it comes to assignments, the job of a UI designer involves:

  • Branding
  • Visual design
  • Interactivity and animations
  • Moodboard, wireframe, mockup
  • Implementation of UX design

The design phase also involves creating a much more detailed representation of the interface. UI/UX designers usually starting their project by creating a rough sketch which becomes a wireframe. Since the wireframe is characterized by the absence of details, the designers create a much more detailed representation of the site that will be created. It is a kind of digital mockup that represents a more detailed look of the user environment.

In order to do their job successfully, user interface experts follow certain rules that help them come up with the best solution. These are certain “unwritten” rules that every better designer follows in their daily work.

Important segments of the user interface

It is necessary for designers to follow certain guidelines in the work in order to achieve the desired goal. Every designer has their own approach to work, but some basics are still common:

  • Use of generally accepted elements
  • Strategic use of colors
  • Introducing order with the help of typography
  • Additional features for advanced users