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A UX Lesson on How to Plan Each Screen of Your App

Designers must streamline the process effectively when creating a new app for clientele. The primary design goal in creating apps is to use intuitive techniques to make a user -friendly product. Three important qualities of an intuitive, user-friendly app include a solid architectural structure, excellent visual & interactive design, and efficient programming. Here is a general lesson on how designers go about creating an intuitive, user-friendly app with these three important characteristics.

1. Plan out the strategy. Choose a niche for the app by figuring out what the target audience is. Start planning the design around who exactly the user of the app will be. The app design must be creative enough to give it a unique edge, while still maintaining some uniformity to give off an impression of organization to the user. Usability engineering, or the understanding of user needs, also includes open communication and/or feedback with the customer to ensure the designer is on the right track.

2. Create a screen list to plan each screen sequence of the app. Thinking about it from a users perspective; the designer can define the necessary contexts that enable users to discover information on their mobile phone. In other words, the designer must come up with an exhaustive set of screens that are needed by users to navigate and interact with data on their apps. Some examples of potential sets of screens would be “Home, List of Categories, List of News Stories from a Given Category, List of Photos, List of all Saved Items. In layman’s terms, think like this: when the user clicks on Screen A, what do you want to pop up on Screen B? Then plan each necessary screen sequence accordingly to fit in with the design. Always remember to communicate with the customer to make sure the planned screens are close to the design plan they need.

3. Use the screen list to design a completely functional app. Once you’ve verified the exact relationship between each screen list, and gotten approval of the screen relationships with the customer, it’s time to finish the rest of the app design. Use vibrant, fun imagery and visual design to ensure a fun and user- friendly experience. Make sure that developers have all the programming on par, so the screens move from one to the next as planned. Finally, make sure the navigational system makes sense from a logical standpoint, and also for the customer’s liking.

In order to design a fully functional app that is intuitive and user-friendly, the designer must follow a specific process. This process includes thorough planning, creating a screen list to plan each screen of the app, and finalizing the design by using the list. Open communication, creative design thinking, and the ability to think outside the box can make for a great app design. Ensuring a solid architectural structure, excellent visual & interactive design, as well as efficient programming are three qualities that Bigwig Monster Media knows are vital in developing mobile apps.

 

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