Mobile App Design- It’s the Rule of Thumbs!

The thumb is the ruling champion when it comes to touch design, and how your customers hold their phones has a huge impact on the design for the mobile app. In earlier posts, we’ve revealed tips for designing masterpiece app icons, and today I want to touch on the practical information about designing for mobile apps. Be thumb-friendly!

It’s true that designing for touch has evolved rapidly, and users are more comfortable than ever with how they hold their mobile, but don’t be lured into a false sense of security that you can design your mobile apps however you would like! Your thumb is still the most comfortable finger to use based on hand position, physical limitations, and convenience.

Bonus tip: You do need to consider the size of the thumb, but don’t make the elements of a user interface large and chunky. Stay visually attractive with clean design to get customers to download your app.

The following infographic will explain why the thumb is the most widely used finger than any other:

Infographic - Mobile App Design: It's the Rule of Thumbs

Embed in your site:

kathleen@zilliondesigns.com'

Kathleen Burns


Kathleen is a New Jersey blogger with an interest in brand design and a passion for graphic design, illustration, and social media. She loves to deliver inspiration to others to give them the means to achieve their branding and design goals.

INFOGRAPHICS

Jun-2015  BY
Fun Font Facts: Gothic
May-2015  BY
Facts You Didn’t Know About Gamification ...
Apr-2015  BY
Hacking Disruptive Technologies for ...
Mar-2015  BY
Choose Your Visual Design ...
Mar-2015  BY
Fun Font Facts: Avant Garde
Feb-2015  BY
A Comprehensive Guide to Becoming a Kickass ...
Feb-2015  BY
10 Cursive Fonts to Add a Seductive Tone to ...
Dec-2014  BY
A Bite Into Apple’s Font ...
Nov-2014  BY
The Visual Language – A Comprehensive ...
Nov-2014  BY
Which Graphic Design Career Suits ...
Nov-2014  BY
The Logo Design Process
Oct-2014  BY
How to Capitalize on the New Age of ...
Oct-2014  BY
10 Biggest Rebranding Failures to Learn ...
Oct-2014  BY
Designing and Developing for Web 2.0 and ...
Sep-2014  BY
Let SEO Do the Bidding!
Sep-2014  BY
The Insider’s Guide to Serif and Sans ...
Sep-2014  BY
Will Comic Neue Win the ...
Sep-2014  BY
Traditional vs. Trendy Logo Design Elements: ...
Aug-2014  BY
Vital Elements to a Logo ...
Aug-2014  BY
Cheat Sheet: Hack the Personal Branding ...
Aug-2014  BY
10 Branding Mistakes Small Business Owners ...
Aug-2014  BY
How Responsive Design Can Increase Your ...
Jul-2014  BY
Psychology of Colors to Woo Your ...
Jul-2014  BY
How to Create Ads That Attract Millennials ...
Jul-2014  BY
The Periodic Table of Winning Design ...
Jul-2014  BY
A Grand Old Flag – Origins of the ...
Jun-2014  BY
Fun Font Facts About the Amazing ...
Jun-2014  BY
Cards Against Typography
Jun-2014  BY
Mind Blowing Design Facts You Didn’t ...
Jun-2014  BY
The 5 Golden Rules to Effective ...
Jun-2014  BY
How Graphic Designers Are Like Tony ...
May-2014  BY
Why Universities Follow Brand ...
May-2014  BY
Mobile App Design- It’s the Rule of ...
May-2014  BY
Why Your Mom’s Advice ROCKS and Helped ...
May-2014  BY
The Highs and Lows of a Graphic Design ...
Apr-2014  BY
How Can I Improve my Graphic Design Skills ...
SUBSCRIBE @ ZD
Inbox Me Your Latest Post