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Human Interface Guidelines (HIG)

January 27, 2023

Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) are a set of design principles and best practices that are intended to help developers create user interfaces that are intuitive, efficient, and easy to use. The platform manufacturer or device, such as Apple or Google, typically created these guidelines. They are intended to ensure a consistent and predictable user experience across different apps and devices.

HIG usually covers topics such as layout, navigation, typography, color, icons, and other visual design elements, as well as interaction design, such as touch gestures, animations, and feedback. They also include guidelines for accessibility and internationalization to ensure that the interface is usable for people with disabilities and can be adapted to different languages and cultures.

By following the HIG, developers can ensure that their app is consistent with the overall look and feel of the platform, making it more intuitive and accessible for users to navigate. Adhering to the HIG can also increase the chances of the app’s acceptance into the app store.

HIGs are not a strict rule set, and developers can use their own creativity and design language. Still, it’s important to remember that the guidelines provide a consistent and user-friendly experience for the end user.

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