Animation on the web can be a contentious subject. Some people hate it. Val Head loves it – and she gets it right.
So what exactly does ‘getting it right’ mean? How do you make decisions around when to use animation in your work? How do you narrow down what animations to use, and what are the possible ramifications of getting it wrong?
Val believes that well designed motion can positively impact UX when the animations have both purpose and style. It can help users maintain an accurate mental model of an interface by connecting spatial relationships and different contexts of the content. It can help guide users through a specific task or flow and can give more meaningful feedback and show causality during complex tasks.
In this session, Val will talk about how animation in our work can be meaningful and functional—when we find the right circumstances.
- Where: Our dedicated ‘Ask the UXperts’ Slack channel (You’ll need to request an invitation if you haven’t yet joined our Slack channel)
- When: 3pm Wednesday 26 April PDT or 8am Thursday 27 April AEST (or find out what time that is for you)
Meet Val Head
How to Ask Your Questions
If you can’t make the live session but have questions, we’d love to collect them ahead of time and we’ll ask Val on your behalf. You can ask them in the comments below. We’ll publish the responses (along with the full transcript) in the days following the session.
Here are a few questions to get you started:
- What are some ways that well designed motion can positively impact UX?
- What are the possible ramifications of getting it wrong?
- Can you share some examples of meaningful animation in action?
How does Ask the UXperts work?
These sessions run for approximately an hour and best of all, they don’t cost a cent. We use a dedicated public Slack channel. That means that there is no audio or video, but a full transcript will be posted up on here in the days following the session.