User Experience Principles for Lean UX

User experience principles tend to change dynamically. This is one of the problems with UX as a science is the uncertainty that leads to less rigid standardization than should exist under normal conditions. User experience principles for Lean UX are even worse in some ways, because of the constant device flux of the mobile revolution, and the SaaS revolution in that order.

However, while user experience principles for lean UX may seem like more of a hassle at first, there is some comfort to be had in the fact that they do retain a constant set of basic tenets unlike more rich UX environments. This is due to minimalism of rules resulting in less room and roll for the rules to evolve or diverge from their original states. A sparse environment can promote growth of systems in some cases, but where it does not, in this case, it prohibits the evolution of complexity.

With that said, it’d be cruel to point out that there are constants to take advantage of in lean UX, and then not point out any of them to you, now wouldn’t it? Well, then let’s do that.

First, with lean UX, you’re going for tasteful simplicity. This is either due to just a desire for simplicity, or to allow for devices that need a little less workload to handle the interface. Either way, simplicity means that your arrangements can be more utilitarian, allowing any existing screen real estate barriers to be easier to cross.

This also means, though, that your arrangement needs to be appealing as well as functional, since there’s less visual fluff to carry it. This is the second tenet, that of using little to create large appeal.

Form and function marry in a much more raw and visible way in lean UX, so you must use a little bit of a sort of UX feng shui to make the simple order of things look tasteful in and of itself.

Third, following this, you must have a sense of coordination with lean UX that other systems may not require. You need to make the wisest use of limited display capacities to richly display output in efficient ways. With richer interfaces, this is much easier to do. So, coordinating data and congruent functionality out of a simple system is necessary to be applied with much deftness for lean UX to work well.

One last constant is the limited resources for computing. This one’s a little less constant, because it relies on your choice of lean UX being due to said lack of computing resources being present to bring this choice about.

This means that your UX must find ways to be fast and dynamic while accounting for the slow response time of the computing framework at play. This can be challenging, but thinking creatively will bring you to a solution before long.

These are the core user experience principles for lean UX. It goes deeper than this if you really push on it, but these are the core values to take away as a foundation to build richer understanding upon