Design Trends in Mobile
This is the 4th part in a series of trends that I have witnessed in the design world. These trends and UX have now become best practice in mobile design and an essential skill-set for the experienced UI designer.
Provide obvious feedback for any action. Actions which take a long time to load need an indication that something is in progress. For each process, include loading states to provide the user with a timeline. This type of visual feedback is familiar to most users and you’d be wise to take advantage of it.
Basecamp Mobile does a great job of this by showing a spinning loading gif as it loads the next page. Remember, the desktop browsers have various indicators built-in to show that something is in progress. Mobile browsers don’t make it as obvious, so it’s important to build visual feedback into your mobile site and/or app design.