Top 4 Tips In Utilizing Animation For Improving Ux Design Of An App

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By now we all are aware that motion brings engagement. Oh yes! not the longer ones but definitely shorter ones are great for attracting people towards the things you want them to focus. Animation is capable to tell stories which are enticing and engaging. However, the purpose of animation is not restricted to entertainment only, it is the way to make people understand things in a simpler way. It is the way by which users can be educated for using any part or any particular step within the app.

Animation can be used wide across range of scales and context and brings more beauty and even more engagement. It is capable to influence behaviour, communicate status, and help users to take particular actions.

Let us discuss some ways animation can be used to improve the UX/UI design within an app:

  1. Your loading process should never be boring

 Experts from android ux designagencies suggests that for giving users a great experience in your app, always make sure that the waiting time should always be pleasing. How?

Well, if you can’t help about the loading time than make sure to use animation in place of loading circle indicator. Every and any site should use skeleton screen accompanied by subtle animation while loading the content to keep users engaged.

  1. Design state change without hard cuts

Animation is one of the easiest way to make the transition within elements really smooth. This makes it clear for users from where they begun and where they eventually ended. Designing a clearly and focused animation can make users understand where they should give their concentration.A smooth transition is helpful in making users understand the next step of interaction.

  1. It helps in explaining relationship within elements

Iphone UX/UI designexperts suggest that animation is one best elements to enhance the sense of direct manipulation.

Like, a menu icon mentioned above can easily transform to a player control and then goes back again. This is the effect that make users informed of the button functions while simultaneously adding elements of wonder in the interaction. Also when  transforming play icon into pause action effectively signifies the two actions are easily connected to each other.

4. Consider using feedback to show something went wrong

Animation is an effect medium to reinforce the action that users are performing. Like, you can consider using animation in the entry form of an app which can enhance the look the of it. If the data submitted is appropriate, a quick node animation becomes a good indicator to signify that the process is complete. You can use horizontal shake in case of wrong information submission.

These indications given by the animation factors makes it easy for users to understand.

5. Use feedback to show what has been achieved

Animation is a great way that can let people visualize the result of their action taken. You can use the principal of showing animated feedback to let users see what has been accomplished.


Animation is one of the sophisticated way to achieve success in your app. But always take immense amount of time to see which animation works best and what isn’t. Embrace  the motion from the beginning and make it as a seamable constituents of the design as the design is more than visual representation.

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