Mobile App Design Navigation Must Be Self Evident
Mobile app design is not only about looks but the practicality and the navigation patterns. User experience pays you ultimately. A user cycle is all about how well a user can interact with the product and smoothly performs the said action.
There are different navigation practices ideal for mobile app design.
Do you know 49% of the mobile users use thumb for performing tasks?Steven Hoober conducted a study where he finds out that 49% of the people use mobile through their thumbs. Place most-used actions at the bottom of the screen. This improves the app usability for the user. If you follow this practice, user can perform actions via one to two hands. Try considering ease factor whenever you design mobile app.
Switching between feature through tab barFacebook, Instagram and many other apps place their useful features at the bottom tab bar. For instance, Instagram has inducted all its core functionality features in the tab bar. Why so? It ensures switching between features quick.
Also, a UI designer can place a display a badge on the icons if there is something new.
Keep only the most relevant information in the tab bar and the one with frequent use. Avoid colorable icons in the tab bar, different shapes can do the job of distinction.