If you're anything like me, you've spent several hours of your life scrolling through Medium articles. From think pieces to bold proclamations, to tear downs of other Medium articles, the network is home to some amazing (and not so amazing) content. But every once in a while you come across a piece so well-composed, engaging, and informative that you have to share it and get others opinions on it as well. For me this month, that was this article from Issara Willenskomer on motion-based UX design.
In it, Willenskomer breaks down how motion supports usability, then dives into 12 individual principles, like transformation (a circle evolving into a square, for example), and overlay (a foreground object sliding over a background object) to name a few. Each principle has detailed descriptions, along with gifs to demonstrate the motion on a website or app.
If you're a designer, you might not agree with all of the principles described in this piece. But odds are, you'll find a bit of inspiration and may want to bookmark this one for later. The next time you're thinking on movement for a new design, try giving this another read through.
What are your thoughts on the 12 motion principles described above? Leave a comment and let us know!