Mobile App Design Development Approach
We decided to write this article on mobile app design development approach because the kind of RFP’s that we get which do not give much needed necessary focus on mobile app UX.
According to International Data Corporation research, Mobile Internet Users are going to Top 2 Billion Worldwide in 2016. On top of that the data that we collect on behalf of our customers we can see a super growing trend towards mobile internet usage. All this translates into much-needed diversion of resources to better mobile app design development.
To make things easier, we would recommend following five points to keep in mind while approaching mobile app design development :-
1: Wireframe: You should have a wireframe in place before you even think of getting to the design stage. This wireframe will help the mobile app designer understand the app flow and also all the elements that should be on a particular app screen. Download this sample wireframe for a service booking mobile app. Or you can hire a mobile app wireframing expert to get this done.
2: Competitor Watch: You should create a list of atleast 4-5 good looking apps in your industry/domain and provide them to the designer to give him a cue to begin with. This will help you set the tone of the communication that will flow from there on.
3: Whats hot in app design?: Knowing what’s the trend is important to build a “design structure” and the best place is to see what’s hot in your domain/industry. We highly recommend that you spend some good time on site like Pttrns , AppreciateUI , or even Dribble .
4: Focus Group: Creating a group of users (family & freinds) identical to the targeted audience is an interesting approach to bounce the first cut of the design with them to take there views and inputs. This will help you a lot in the long run.
5: Market: As they say market is the best teacher, listen-talk-communicate with the first set of users that you acquire to take feedback and try incorpartiong that as fast as possible.
We are sure if you follow the above points you will definately avoid pitfalls in mobile app design development to a very good extent. And if you think you would like to talk to a consult then fell free to get in touch !