Best Practices for Microinteractions

Microinteractions are subtle moments centered around accomplishing a single task. Almost all applications around us are filled in with microinteractions. Here are just a few examples:

  • Confirming an item is added to cart
  • Use pull-to-refresh to update content
  • Interface animation that confirms an action

Every one of these tiny moments forms a microinteraction. We often don’t focus on them, but we can feel their presence. These tiny moments add up to design to enhance your user experience by making the user interface less machine and more human.

In this article, I’ll describe 5 useful techniques for microinteractions and provide some helpful examples.

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Jasmon Miller