New interface and new experience

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There are quite a few user experience
mistakes during the building phase for
a range of devices. These are mainly
due to still thinking from a desktop point
of view, when information can easily be
related and arranged to guide users
through the online experience, or it’s
because the design and build has
become too focused on what is
technically possible and lost sight of what
would be best for the user.
It goes without saying that the navigation
of a website is vital and problems here are
normally caused by the navigation being
The BBC iPlayer website has undergone substantial development over the
past year. This seems to been more of an evolution than a rebuild, and this
approach has led to a very well-considered solution.
The navigation is separated into two, one for global BBC
sites and one for navigatingwithin the iPlayer. This approach
enables users to switch between a range of BBC sites
seamlessly and reduces the amount of navigation items
required within the iPlayer navigation itself. Instead of
showing everything in a collapsible menu as the screen gets
smaller, the iPlayer navigation keeps the key items
immediately available, and even on small screens the
channel menu remains.
The slider section is available on larger screen sizes
including some tablets, it uses draggable touch interactions
as well as hover interactions when using a mouse. This is an
excellent example of the UI that considers specific input and
method support of the device or browser being used.
New interface, new experience complicated on desktop layout, and in
turn being extremely difficult to support
on smaller screens.
It is standard practice to switch the
main navigation to a collapsible menu,
but it is a good idea to keep the most
popular top-level links visible for as long
as possible. If the website has multiple
levels of navigation, a slide-in menu works
well and you can leverage swipe
interactions to make it easy to use.
Make sure that a navigation menu
containing lots of images that takes up
more than the screen area is avoided.
This ensures that users can always exit
the navigation easily. Additionally it is
important to keep any navigation icons
aligned with best practice symbols as
much as possible for user familiarity.
It can be infuriating for users when there
is an interactive element such as a slider
that isn’t draggable on a touch screen.
Instead of relying on button controls to
move information around within the UI,
make sure touch interactions are used on
the UI elements themselves.
This is much more intuitive for users and is always the
first thing they will try.
Any elements that have click events
bound to them should use a touch event
when available (for example touchend).
When a click event is triggered on a touch
screen the following events are fired in
order: touchstart, touchmove, touchend
and click. The time diff erence between
touchend and click can be as much as
300ms – this may seem small, but within
a UI it makes a huge difference in how
responsive the UI feels when using it.
When using a desktop computer, a form
with many fields is easy to digest due to
the space permitted by the screen size.
As screens get smaller, forms can get
unwieldy and difficult. This will impact
conversion rates of your forms, which are
core business drivers of websites.
To alleviate these problems forms
should be broken down into smaller,
logical sections and the progress through
the form indicated to set the expectation
with the user. Additional enhancements,
such as field prompting and location
lookups, can make the process easier.
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