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Learning about core user interface principles

Updated on December 13, 2022
Applicable to Theme Cosmos applications

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 design 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.

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 sample case based on Theme Cosmos
A loan application case with a user information form, case details section, and a pulse feed.

Discover more about UI design in the following articles:

  • Out-of-the-box UI tools

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

  • Future-proof UI design

    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 represent realistic, relatable groups of users of your application. Personas store comprehensive information about user needs and behaviors in the context of the roles that are typical to your organization.

  • Major differences between traditional UI and Theme Cosmos components

    Theme Cosmos can support a hybrid architecture where most components retain the classic server-side rendering, but portal authoring components and list views use a React-based library. This approach produces a more efficient and dynamic interface, while leaving most Pega Platform functionalities unchanged.

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