Elements in GUI Design for Islamic Tourism Mobile Applications: A Visual Research Framework

Authors

  • Ahmad Syukri Adnan Faculty of Creative Multimedia & Computing, Universiti Islam Selangor Author
  • Mohammad Imran Ahmad Faculty of Islamic Study & Civilisation, Universiti Islam Selangor Author
  • Noor Azli Mohamed Masrop Faculty of Creative Multimedia & Computing, Universiti Islam Selangor Author
  • Naqibah Mansor Faculty of Islamic Study & Civilisation, Universiti Islam Selangor Author
  • Mohammad Najib Jaffar Faculty of Major Language Studies, Universiti Sains Islam Selangor Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53840/myjict8-2-96

Keywords:

Visual Research Framework, GUI, Islamic Tourism, Mobile Application, Design & Development Phase

Abstract

The visual representation of the interface holds significant importance in captivating users through its aesthetic appeal, facilitating easier interaction with the system. Decisions related to signs, visual elements, layout, and composition are pivotal. Beyond the utilization of standard icons in mobile applications, designers must craft interfaces that align with the application's underlying concept. Notably, operating systems like Android continuously update their interfaces to enhance the user's experience. The incorporation of colour and shape, alongside text and images, is ubiquitous in interface designs. Some elements adhere to standard visual representations. This paper delves into the meticulous process of selecting appropriate visual elements for use in an Islamic Tourism mobile application. The design undergoes a comprehensive process, including a visual analysis of elements tailored to the target audience. Beyond considerations of design principles, other aspects play a crucial role in interface design. Heuristics theory serves as a valuable reference for enhancing interface usability, while the Semantics theory aids in choosing images that effectively convey information and instructions. These considerations informed the construction of questionnaire items. Expert consensus is instrumental in item selection, with data collection preceding the design phase. The mobile application development process follows the Design and Development Research (DDR) model, encompassing phases such as need analysis, design, development, and evaluation. The design concept must align seamlessly with the application's theme. A systematic design process not only fulfills the objective of creating an attractive and user-friendly interface but also contributes to cost and time efficiency in development.

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09-07-2024

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Elements in GUI Design for Islamic Tourism Mobile Applications: A Visual Research Framework. (2024). Malaysian Journal of Information and Communication Technology (MyJICT), 8(2), 146-155. https://doi.org/10.53840/myjict8-2-96