Cards - UI Element

‍What is a UI Card?

A UI card is a component in UI/UX design that stores content. In other words, these cards are content containers. Usually, a card is formed from a media part, a title, the supported text, and the action that the card can trigger. And if you notice that cards are usually seen together, that’s because they usually store similar content. Typically, card-based designs are a branch of the modular UI UX design approach. 

Cards in UI Design
Types of Cards by uinkits

Types of Cards in UI/UX Design

As cards come in different shapes and sizes, their focus switches from media cars to property cards.

  1. Media Cards: Primarily, media cards are simple and effective, they are built surrounding a photo or a visual element that catches the eye of the audience, followed by a headline that charms and sparks their interest.
  1. Modal Cards: Modal cards have the purpose of drawing attention towards them. Those UI elements interfere with the users’ current activity and appear with multiple resources to encourage completing more actions. Their appearance is similar to media cards, focusing on an image and introducing actions like adding to favorites, ratings, or even saving. However, this type of card is not used when showing errors or the compilation of a task.
  1. Product Cards: This type of card is commonly used in products and services. Its appearance is intuitive – it is formed by framing a visual element, the product, using input fields for price, title, ratings, and any additional information needed. These product cards help increase sales, by having elements that trigger FOMO and CTAs.
  1. List Cards: Having an organized music library is a must-have in all of our lives, and list cards are the solution for us. When designing list cards, the focus should be on the title, subtitle, and image.
  1. Data Cards: Typically used to display more complex content. Data cards are used in finance, banking, and even when you track your activity, as they can support dashboards, graphs, and any enterprise design.
  1. Property Cards: Cards can also be used as property cards, as they provide a suitable environment to input location, listing title, description, rating, CTA, the pricing of the estate or property, and the visual element that the content is built around.

How to Use Cards in Your UI/UX Design

  • Contrast:

Pay attention to the contrast between the elements and the background. Colors and contrast play a big role when it comes to a good design. Opt for an outlined design and be careful with the color ratio and how it can impact our user experience and accessibility.

  • Limit Content

Cards need to provide the message and be the label or the resume, which can trigger a better user experience. Limited content can make the whole browsing process faster and easier by allowing the user to engage or scroll over.

  • Stay Away From Confusion

In order for the design to be clear and precise keep it simple. A card must be straightforward, focusing on a central theme, object, subject, or matter.

  • Be consistent

The size between the headline, the subheadline, the body, and the button needs to be chosen accordingly to have more appealing cards.

  • Hierarchy & Paddings

Cards have a similar appearance, making them aesthetically appealing for the users.  The focus should be mainly on a visual image followed by a headline or input fields that depend on the type of card used. The empathy space between the elements, also known as paddings, helps create visual grouping and helps with the consistency of the design.

  • Grid

Cards need to be identical to have the same size, width, and length, and grids can do just that when it comes to card-based layouts. A grid can change the size of a card and adapt it with the columns used appropriately.

  • Interactions

Interactions are the ones that help you step up your design game. Interactions help deliver a responsive user interface and create a link between the user and the device.

Use the Card UI Element in Your UI/UX Design With uinkits

Our uinkits system is a Figma Design System and UI Kits that include UI components that allow you, as a UI UX designer, to create your design products as quickly as pressing a button. You can find all types of cards and everything you need to create the perfect product design in Figma – all in just a few clicks. All you have to do is take the UI design component you need, and you’re ready to use it in your designs!

So, get your uinkits package and start designing now!