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Designing your user interface

Updated on February 7, 2022

Before you start creating the user interface in your application, learn about the available tools, best practices, and the basic principles that drive user experience design.

By learning about the available templates and the many tools and solutions that are available out-of-the box, you can make building your UI a low-effort but high-effect experience. Follow the best practices in UI design to ensure consistent results throughout your application.

As you get familiar with the key paradigms that govern an efficient UI, building low-maintenance and future-proof portals that cater to specific roles in your organization, becomes intuitive.

A portal designed for an account manager
A dashboard in a portal for account managers. Includes Pulse and a worklist.

Discover more about UI design in the following articles:

  • Client-side templates

    Client-side templates are an industry standard for rendering the user interface at run time. By using client-side templates, you ensure that your application loads faster, generates less server requests, and minimizes server traffic.

  • Out-of-the-box user interface capabilities

    Pega provides a variety of readily available tools for you to design a comprehensive and functional user interface for your application.

  • Designing a future-proof UI

    Careful design can help you save considerable development effort during regular maintenance and future updates of your application. Pega Platform offers a number of ready-to-use tools for building an adaptive, robust UI that responds well to change.

  • Personas

    You can manage users more intuitively through personas, which store comprehensive information about the roles and access rights of all of the stakeholders in a process.

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