21 UI design tips you need to know

UI design secrets: man looking at maze
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A few UI design tips can go a long way to help you create better user interfaces. Beyond session times and bounce rates, it's sometimes all too easy to forget that the core purpose of user interface design is to make things as effortless and enjoyable as possible for the user. Some tasks once considered the domain of UX designers are now commonly sought after in UI designers, with the roles increasingly crossing over.

Joss Cook is a freelance designer and design manager at Unity. He formerly worked at Lush Digital. Here he outlines his top 21 UI design tips that can make a difference when it comes to designing user interfaces that really consider the user. If you're looking for more pointers on UI design and UX, consider signing up for our online UX Design Foundations course. Make sure you also see our picks of the best web design tools, best website builders and the best web hosting).

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Joss Cook is a freelance designer and design manager at Unity. Formerly design manager at Lush Digital, he was awarded Wirehive 100 Creative of the Year 2014 and voted No. 1 in The Drum Design Census 2015. He has written for Web Designer and Net magazines.