Starting point for an interface structure

From LinkedIn
Jun 1, 2019

Any interface design starts with structuring information and assigning priorities to elements. There is a simple rule to remember that was defined long before the beginning of the internet era which is also often neglected by designers. This tip has evolved from the user's perspective who reads from left to right. There general, important and commonly used elements placed at the top left corner, for example, logo, navigation links, tabs, menu button (hamburger). Similar elements or functionalities go beside the first element extending the sequence to the right.

For touch screen, structuring works slightly different. Navigational functions should be closer to hands, meaning at the bottom, so the user clicking on elements user does not hide the rest of the screen with hand.

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