Never underestimate the importance of an application’s visuals and graphical user interface. After all, this is what allows a user to interact with your program. And that makes it a key component of user experience. The elements of a graphical user interface—icons, buttons, toolbars and dialogue boxes—enable access to various features. Their design determines how well your final product is accepted, even more so than the program’s functionality. An application will generally fall flat if users find its aesthetics and user-friendliness to be less than satisfactory. Companies like Infragistics, Telerik and DevExpress offer various useful tool kits to simplify the development of user interfaces.
Comprehensive tool kits such as Infragistics Ultimate offer developers multiple benefits. For instance, they enable the design of high-quality interfaces that underline your application’s intrinsic value and increase user acceptance. By offering a broad range of UI elements, they also substantially speed up your time to market, giving you a genuine competitive edge. In addition, the ability to simulate various usage scenarios helps you identify and eliminate usability issues before introducing your product.