What are Micro Interactions
Hi everyone. This video is all about micro interactions. What are they just like, I'll show you actually, it's easier to see this kind of blue box with the area we did earlier, What you wanna click login slides across and changes color. Cool. Huh? So it's like a tiny bit of animation to help clarify to the user what's going on? Kind of help reinforce what you're trying to communicate. There's lots of other things we're gonna do as well. It's probably easier just to show you like I'm at dribble so dribbles with three B's and I've done a search here for micro interactions to give you some examples. But regardless of looking at examples of micro interaction would be this, see this little liking this icon, if I like that little heart changes to red, that's a micro interaction. It's not like a big transition from, you know, one page to another like prototyping, it's just like a little bit of user feedback to help you know that you've done the right thing. If it didn't change color and didn'...
t the number didn't go up. You'd wonder if you've clicked it or not. So that's like a basic one. Let's look at some kind of nicer ones. Now, what you can do is you can hover above the gift, you can see there, this one's playing, you're looking for the ones that are gifts in dribble because that will give you kind of a visual aid there. You can see that you're clicking on these things that button there. It's hard to point to it and roll off the gift but you can see they're clicking on the button and it's just kind of like giving some sort of visual feedback. This is quite like a really pretty like there's lots going on in that micro interaction. Okay, it gets even further. That's on here, like a page build, click on that look that was nice. And you can see there's a nice like transition between screens. Okay there's little interactions. So the prototyping would be the moving between screens but how it gets there and how it starts kind of like displaying the information. It's kind of got that nice little slide. It's giving you some sort of visual feedback. Okay so those are micro interactions. Let's have a look at some other ones. Okay, when a page is loading that little thing spinning around ah micro interaction. No that's just straight up animation. So I guess that's where it's kind of, you gotta work it out. Oh that's a good one, you know little bell that appears. You've got a little notification. It's a little bit more feedback. Often they can be quite simple but you can get pretty elaborate as well. Alright let's jump in and start making our own micro interaction. Alright let's start with one done here in our app. Okay so some animation can be done in web loads more can be done in an app. So if you are kind of like selling the client on this like beautiful micro interaction just double check it can actually be physically made in your program. So this thing here for some reason there are different colors. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to make sure they're the right color. I could join them um as you know, I confuse them as one thing, but I want to do something with them um with my little micro interaction. So on this page this indicates sign up when you get over here, it indicates login. So I'm going to animate between the two. The way to do it is if I click this login button here, I'm gonna switch to prototype, remember the shortcut control tab on both Mac and Pc. Okay. And we've just done transitions like this. When it clicks, we go tap into transitions. What we're gonna do is going to tap and auto animate. Let's just say micro interaction. It okay, but it's just auto animate. So what it's going to do is it's going to try and animate between the two here. Let's just give it a run and see what it looks like. So I've got the home set on my app and give it a preview. I'm going to click on login. Just does it automatically. You go back preview again and watch this click, you can see both that changes color and moves across the way this works if yours is not working but like, hey, mine doesn't work, what needs to happen is this needs, they need to be the same. So this blue box transitions over to here to be this green box now these guys need to be both the same kind of shape as in shape as in like primitive. It needs to be, you know this count transition into this word, john doe. Okay, it can't change form into text. Okay, so these are similar things, both rectangles and this, it can go into circles but they just need to be, can't go into text or an image. Say the other thing they need to do is they need to have the same name and where do you find their name? Can you find their names in the layers? Panel, Click on layers panel down the bottom here and you can see he's called Rectangle 145 click on this guy. He's also called 145 so they have different names, just rename them and when I said before they have to have the same kind of primitive shape you can see here that is showing me a rectangle is a type, that thing there is boo lean. So they need to be this, they have the same icons and have the same name, you can rename them afterwards. This was wrong. You can just double click it and rename it and it should connect up. Cool. Huh. Now if you're trying to connect things that are inside like ah there we go. This one here. So if you want to connect things that are inside, what we got here. Actually go to design and these guys are inside repeat grid or no, these guys that are inside of a symbol so you can still do it, but you need to do is you need to be able to double click to go inside of it. So grab prototype I want when somebody clicks the word courses, so I'm going to double click it to get inside. Can I go in here and I'm going to say it will remember the last thing you've done so I can leave it as auto animate. It's going to go to the courses page. I'm going to leave all the easing. Fine. Let's give it a preview, make sure dashboard is selected or you make it home. Either one, you get a preview, click on courses ready. Cool. It fades across because it doesn't know what to do with lots of it so it just fades it and that little thing moved. Let's have a look at one of the other ones. So once you get the courses, if you click on another page, Academy. Okay, so down here, if I click on Academy, I could zoom out, I'm going to use the other trick. Okay, I'm going to go back to which one am I going back to the Academy Academy video. Cool. And it's going to use order animates, but if I click on dashboard that's going to do the same thing Nice Academy here, Alright. And what does this one occurred to dashboard can go here. You can see it's easier when you can see them, but when you can't it's easier just to go. You you go to courses. All right, So, I'll start this is my beginning, just because let's go to dashboard. You see the little boombox animate. So cool. So those are simple micro interactions. What we'll do now is we'll kind of work through this section in the different videos just to kind of isolate them as this is just like that's a simple thing. Let's do some smarter at least. Sexier micro interactions. So, you know, it's available to you remember to get inspiration for them. Go to that dribble site and just make sure you're typing in micro interaction. Or if you just type in Ui and typing Gif, you will get like both Ui But you'll also get these gift things because that's what you want and you hover above the word gift because you really want to see, oh, look at this one. I don't know what it is, but I feel like it's gonna be good. So good. Again, this is moving from, I wouldn't say that in micro interaction. That's just like full on animation. It's kind of a micro interaction, but it's kind of presented as an animation, right? If you clicked on a button and did all these things, you'd be confused as hanging like this one. I feel like this one could be a good one, and then we'll move on. Oh, it turned into a cursor brilliant Magic. Unicorn wins Team Unicorn. Alright, I will see you in the next video.