UIs in Motion: An Exploration of Animations Aiding Design Usability

Brian Krenz

Animation has always been a powerful design tool. Now its usage in designs is quickly becoming ubiquitous. Increasingly powerful devices and ever-improving development techniques are making what was once technically cumbersome, simple. And an effort by some to codify animation as part of design standards (think Google’s Material Design) ensures its place as an integral part of the design process. This talk will showcase current examples of animation enhancing designs’ usability, and offer some thoughts on what the future of animation holds for design.