5 Major UX Design Mistakes To Avoid Before Users Uninstall Your App ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Poor UX is the top reason why users abandon your app. Your mobile app navigation should avoid these 5 major UX design mistakes.


Kane Jason

a year ago | 2 min read

Most apps lose 80% of new users within the first 90 days.

More than half of all users who uninstall your app will do so within the first four to five days โ€” the typical onboarding period.

Poor UX is the top reason why users abandon your app.

Your mobile app navigation should avoid these 5 major UX design mistakes. ๐Ÿš€

Mobile App Navigation: 5 Major UX Design Mistakes ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

5/5 โ€” Your Navigation Menu Has Too Many Options

The primary mobile navigation menu of the app can be accessed via the navigation menu. Therefore, if the opportunities in the primary navigation menu are too many, users can get confused and quit the app without taking any action.

Take an example of a restaurant menu, if you have so many dish options you get confused & overwhelmed and it is often hard to decide on the best dish. Itโ€™s the same with apps. Users will just leave an app if it has an extensive list of items that they find difficult to quickly comprehend.

๐Ÿ”Š Practical Recommendation:

It is better to keep the primary navigation menu precise and short. So, users can quickly scan the entire menu without taking too much time. The clearer your UX navigation for the menu is to the users, the better the designers have done the job.

4/5 โ€” Hidden Navigation Menu

Hidden navigation menu like a hamburger menu has hoover through navigation components in an app like a hurricane. No trend, though, is without its critics.

Out of sight, out of mind is the fundamental root of the problem with hidden menus. Users are less likely to tap on a menu when they canโ€™t see it. Using a hidden navigation menu to discover what you want requires more cognitive work.

Users donโ€™t use their mobile phones in a perfectly focused way, like a usability test. They often have several things on their minds at once, so if your navigation isnโ€™t visible, then it might drive potential users away.

๐Ÿ”Š Practical Recommendation:

Hamburger menus or hidden navigation menus are great for all secondary navigation menus. Therefore, the common advice is to use visible navigation, where the primary navigation choices are shown in a visible navigation bar, or combination navigation, where some of the primary navigation options are visible and others are concealed under an interactive element.

3/5 โ€” Using The Wrong Colors

Around 300 million individuals worldwide are believed to have a color vision deficiency. 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women are color blind. Therefore, the majority of designers donโ€™t face color blindness issues, so itโ€™s easy to forget that weโ€™re developing for this specific user group too.

While using light fonts on light backgrounds in the mobile navigation menu may look elegant but in this type of color contrast, the content/menu is unreadable. Additionally, using light fonts in small body text may cause usability issues. Users are likely to uninstall your app if it has a visually appealing UI but is challenging to understand.

๐Ÿ”Š Practical Recommendation:

For a great user experience, app designers and developers must create fonts readable and provide excellent contrast between text and background. In addition, you will be much closer to professionally selecting colors and designing an appealing app if you use tools like Coolors, Palette, etc. to assist you to build color combinations rather than picking colors at random.

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Kane Jason

Kane helps clients by transforming businesses through innovative ideas on their digital journey. Currently, he works at Ace Infoway. Itโ€™s no secret that he really loves writing meaningful content, where he perspectively talks about Software development, New ideas, Future technologies, and SEO.







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