Motion Graphics in User Interface

With the successful utilization of animated graphics in Apple’s iPhone, it would be to every UI designer’s benefit to better understand the basic rules of motion graphics and how they affect user experience satisfaction.

There is a very nice article on that deals with the use of motion graphics and animation in UI design. Among the issues covered are knowing where transitions can be a helpful extension to the static user interface, the cognitive benefits obtained from including movement within a product’s UI, and how Disney’s Twelve Basic Principles of Animation can help User Interface designers in their quest to integrate animation into the user experience.

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