In the post, Anastasia details the particular steps that help each of the three stages of designing a mobile application succeed as well as the choices your project team will be required to make. Visit Ocimtech’s user experience design and UI design services to discover even more intimate design details.
Businesses who explore requesting mobile app design may find it to be very ambiguous and full of questions. What are the procedures? The artefacts are what? How many people will participate, and what part will I play.
In this article, I address all of these concerns as well as others, outlining the rationale for the three key phases of mobile application development.
1. Business Analysis
Any mobile app development project must begin with the definition of the target platform (iOS, Android, or both), the development strategy, and the functional specifications. I can’t emphasise enough how much the choices you make at this point will affect subsequent processes, even though this may sound too technical for a start. I advise working on this phase with a qualified business analyst who specialises in mobile design so you can relax and make a thoughtful, assured decision. To choose the platform, you must first identify your target market and examine their platform preferences, which vary by wealth and geography. With merely an iOS version, for instance, you could capture the attention of the typical US user. However, without a version of your programme for Android, which is incredibly popular in USA, you won’t succeed in expanding it to other continents.
You should think about the development method once you’ve identified the platform or platforms you need to support. Here are your choices:
Native Development: The app’s UX and UI design adheres to the platform’s original guidelines; as a result, it appears and functions precisely like any other factory app for that platform. High customer satisfaction is guaranteed despite the high implementation costs associated with this development solution.
Hybrid Development: Since UX and UI designs are the same across all platforms, some users may initially feel uncomfortable. The cost of implementation is almost two times less than with native development.
Cross-platform Development: On any platform, UX and UI design gives an almost native appearance and interaction. About 70% of the budget for native development is needed for this choice.
The primary goal of business analysis is the definition of functional requirements. The requirements aid in developing a thorough concept for your upcoming software and provide a project specification for all the jobs it will be handling. The UX designers won’t even be able to begin their job without this document.
2. UX Design
Your preferred vendor can start the actual design process once you’ve specified the functional requirements for your prospective app. User experience design is the initial stage, which is often carried out by a UX specialist working with a business analyst. The team works to develop fictitious personas, or representations, of your mobile app’s potential users and their usage behaviours (aka user scenarios). Mobile app design typically involves 5-7 personas with at least 2 distinct user scenarios built for each, though this depends on the functionality of the app.
A UX designer can better grasp the objectives users will have for your app by employing personas and scenarios. This comprehension, in turn, enables the designer to provide the user’s interaction with the mobile app the detailed representation of wireframes, either hand-drawn or digital. The final UX wireframes, which typically consist of 40 mockups, are put through extensive, multi-round UX testing. Testing, which aims to obtain early feedback, enables the elimination of UX problems while they are still reasonably easy to repair. I also strongly suggest that you participate in this testing so that you may examine the preliminary findings for yourself (or someone from the project team on your side).
3. UI Design Prototyping
User interface designers work is based on UX wireframes, which typically take the form of monochromatic palettes. They convert the low-fidelity wireframes into a colourful, hi-fi digital prototype by fusing your company’s brand guidelines, platform-specific standards (the primary ones being Google’s Material Design and/or Apple’s Human Interface), and the most recent mobile design trends.
Don't Let Doubt Cause Your Design Project To Slowdown.
Although I’ve covered the most frequent decisions and steps in the mobile app design process, each project has unique details that may raise additional issues and necessitate further activities on your part. Contact our mobile design team for a consultation if you believe that these choices are causing you uncertainty and preventing you from commencing your mobile app development project.