Building better UIs: Tips & tricks to improving UX

Our previous article, ‘UX Design: 5 golden rules to elevate your in-house software solutions‘, explored how AEC professionals can harness decades of research into user experience to improve their in-house software solutions. This article continues the discussion by looking at a significant component of user experience, the user interface. We’ll explore some of the out-of-the-box solutions, such as Dynamo Player, and how to overcome some of its limitations. For those needing more bespoke solutions, we’ll also look at how to go about designing your own using third-party plug-ins, such as HumanUI and Rhino.Inside Revit.

UX vs UI: What’s the difference?

The terms ‘User Experience’ (UX) and ‘User Interface’ (UI) are sometimes used interchangeably. However, there are distinctions between the two. UX is about understanding how a user will experience the software – where they will look to find a command, what they expect to happen when a button is…

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