UX Design Process
In UX, whether in a website or an application, buttons are interactive elements, indicating the resulting action inscribed on it. For example, clicking on a “save” button results in saving something.
Buttons are very important to the interactive nature of UX, and because of its versatility, it may lead to purchasing, saving, downloading, transferring, converting, sending and many more important actions.
Following norms should be taken into account while designing buttons.
Since users are used to seeing buttons in certain fixed shapes and forms normally associated with action, a rectangle/rounded rectangle would always be a safe choice. Unfamiliar shapes end up confusing users more.
The button should ideally be symmetrical. The designers ought to use the brand book as a baseline while thinking about button designs matching the brand. It should also match the interface well.
One of the commonest problems of all interfaces are buttons that are unevenly spaced. Designers need to double-check whether button labels are centered both vertically and horizontally.
Buttons should have ideal minimum size, whether for web or for mobile. In case of the buttons being too small, users find it difficult to tapping or clicking on them, resulting in frustration and subsequent uninstalling or discontinued usage of application or website. An ideal measurement to go by would be 44 by 44 points for all the interactive elements on any mobile device.
Important buttons should be paired with icons. For example, checkouts are quickly identified by basket or cart icons, along with the right words.
A call-to-action is reinforced if used alongside a right arrow or a chevron placed right after the button label. It results in making the message more compelling to the user, who is more likely to click “proceed”.
Buttons with three-dimensional looking shadows appear more “clickable”. That makes the users notice them even faster than the flat ones.
Rounded buttons appear more positive and friendly than sharp-edged buttons. Also, sharp edges make it more difficult to arrange content around such buttons. Too much of the reverse is also true. If the corner is too rounded, the left-aligned text will not be a proper visual fit.
It is one of the hardest things to achieve proper icon alignment on the buttons. is on of the hardest things to do. In most cases, the relation of font-weight, as well as icon weight, are in specific and direct relation to each other.
Using rounded buttons necessitates having the proper ratio of rounded corners compared to other screen elements. Using the same edge for every button tends to create margin imbalances.Conclusion:
While building the primary, secondary and tertiary buttons, the developers need to check against the smallest inconsistencies, and against a few other factors every time. Any small error can confuse the user and lower conversions. So it is better to be mindful each time while designing buttons for UX.
UX Design Process