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Hamza Siddiqui is a designer based in the Bay Area. Currently, he leads the team at uxtree, a continuing education platform for UX designers, that has trained over 1000 designers including employees from Google, Spotify, Huge, and more. Prior to that, he worked at Adobe as an in-house mobile designer.
Whether it’s playful refresh states, subtle icon movements or complex transitions, beautiful animation is all around us. Once considered an aesthetic luxury, animation is now used so commonly in modern web and mobile applications that entirewebsites are dedicated to UI animation patterns.
While animations may have great visual appeal, they also make app experiences more intuitive and engaging. Animation can make an app feel more fluid and responsive by providing feedback on user interaction. This means that, for designers, creating authentic animations is increasingly becoming a part of the job description.