While hearing this word (UI-kit), you, as a customer, might think that UI-kit – a trendy curse or a tricky term for which you require a lot of money. Indeed, the network is full of information for professionals and no intelligible word about what UI-kit means. Let’s see and we’ll explain what is it and for what it is used.
UI stands for «User interface» and kit is for «package».
Visually UI-kit is a graphical representation of a set of elements of the finished application screen with which the user performs various operations.
The UI-kit depicts the elements of navigation and interaction.
1. Building blocks:
2. Internal application icons and symbols for control panels.
A feature of UI-kit is an image of the interface elements in all possible states. For example, a button can be in these states:
For mobile applications owners all of these dice, sliders and buttons are as a set of accessories that forms the aesthetic of applications. Beautiful design helps to sell.
For us, UI-kit – all the user interface elements that are created for all mobile application screens. UI-kit is done in the same style according to the design of the application and operating system standards.
UI-kit is a kind of art in the design of mobile applications. It can be created without reference to a specific project.
UI-kit helps to create an individual and unique user interface taking into account all the characteristics of the application clients’ audience.
Besides the customization it is important that the mobile application looked and worked in the system as a native. The designer develops UI-kit, using the specification, the latest trends of interface design and updatings of mobile platforms.
With the release of the new version of mobile operating system, the application requires the replacement of obsolete items on a current without breaking the structure and application patterns. For this UI-kit is developed or more of its options and then update is released.
Beautiful UI-kit creates the impression of an application and generates a positive user experience.
Designer organizes his work and makes a visual presentation for the customer. UI-kit allows you to make an initial estimation and then to perform further refinement of screens.
Specifications – technical recommendations from manufacturers of operating systems for designers and developers of mobile applications. They contain all the standards for creating UI-kit. All the specifications for Android are available on Android developers, iOS – on Apple Developer.
Platforms’ guidelines define the basic parameters of UI-kit.
1. All parameters of building interface elements:
2. Specifications for internal icons.
The main requirement here is not to copy icons from the interface to other platforms. For example, if an application for Android, you can not use the standard iOS elements.
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