The essence of Motion in User Interface Design
User Interfaces have been a major concern for developers for several years. Even the best designs are pointless if the user is not able to find what he is looking for. Interfaces allow you to use animations or transitions that show users certain actions, or important parts, in addition to information.
This designing and development technology gives developer a lot of options to customize and build a very functional and attractive website. Examples of motions include easing, cloning, parallax, superposition, obscuration, games, matching, and scrolling on dimensions.
The Real Meaning of Animation
The word “Animation”, so popular in different spheres of human activity, has ancient and somehow romantic origin. It origins from Latin word anima meaning “air, soul” and in most cases defines the process of adding life and soul into the objects via motion. So, animation is the process of creating an illusion of motion which started since times when people tried to create illusions in carvings or paintings and later become widely popular via cartoons. It opened new horizons to the artists and created new field of work with images.
Nowadays, animation has also won its special place in user interface design as one of the most important tools of successful interaction. As people mostly attract through visuals which get even stronger with the help of animation. With the rapid growth of mobile devices animations got more significance,with fast and easy processes for touchable user interfaces, on-the-go. Therefore, animation is a very powerful way to make the product simple, clear, bright and user-centered thus providing a positive user experience.