User Interface (UI) Design focuses on anticipating what users might need to do and ensuring that the interface has elements that are easy to access, understand, and use to facilitate those actions . UI brings together concepts from interaction design, visual design, and information architecture. There are times when multiple elements might be appropriate for displaying content. When this happens, it’s important to consider the trade-os. The dropdown or what the element might be.
Choosing interface elements
Users have become familiar with interface elements acting in a certain way, so try to be consistent and predictable in your choices and their layout. Doing so will help with task completion, eficiency, and satisfaction.
Interface elements include but are not limited to:
Input Controls: buttons, text fields, checkboxes, radio buttons, dropdown lists,toggles.
Navigational Components: breadcrumb, slider, pagination, slider, tags, icons.
Informational Components: tooltips, icons, progress bar, notifications, message boxes, modal windows.