In our modern connected society, screens are everywhere. In our homes, cars, workplaces, and as we navigate the ‘real world’, screens change how we perform daily tasks, drive, and work. Mobile devices have upped the ante when it comes to touchscreen experience and our expectations for the look and feel of embedded HMI interactions have risen accordingly.
Adding Animations to your GUIs
Flat and static displays don’t scream “touch me”, but they might get the job done. However, a little thoughtful and subtle movement can go a long way in improving not just the aesthetics of a display, but ease-of-use and intuitive interaction. While we don’t advocate you throw every effect and transition available into your design, incorporating responsible and consistent animations can add visual cues to guide the user and help them be successful at their tasks. Animations should enhance, not distract from, the task at hand, so no flashing elements or cat gifs.
If you are thinking, “What? No cat gifs? Teach me more!”, then you should definitely sign up for our next webinar, on July 27th, 11am EST. In fact, if you are at all responsible for creating GUIs for embedded devices you don’t want to miss this one. Our webinars contain 83% fewer slides than other webinars*, so it will be pretty great.
(Because modern marketing books tell us that readers love lists and that odd-numbered lists are better than even-numbered lists*, here are three reasons to register for our animation webinar.)
3 Reasons to Sign up for our Awesome Animation Webinar
- Awareness – Learn more about the benefits and technical considerations of adding animation and movement to GUIs for embedded applications.
- Best practices and trends – We’ve been developing applications for embedded systems for many years so experience has taught us a lot about what works and what doesn’t.
- Live demos – See live demos of the latest features and functionality in Storyboard Suite that make it easy to create, edit, and tune animations.
If you can’t attend the live webinar, don’t panic. We always make our webinar recordings available for on-demand viewing.
If you haven’t taken Storyboard Suite for a test drive yet, download a 30-day free evaluation and try it out.
*It’s possible I made these stats up