App Design Process: How to Design a Great Mobile App?

App Design Process

Mobile app design process- The three stages

Mobile app design process
  1. Planning phase
  • What is the goal of your app?
  • What is your target market?
  • Are your target users tech-savvy?
  • What languages do your target users speak and understand?
  • What is your app development budget?
  • If the target market is suitable for server-based apps or offline apps?
  • What is the average configuration of smartphones used in the target region? etc
  • Creating wireframe- With all features that you need to integrate into the app, you have to create a simple wireframe to fit them all. The wireframe can also be called the basic blueprint that you are preparing for the final app design process. You can take help from the popular wireframe designing tools such as Adobe XD, Sketch, and more. These wireframing tools will provide you with features that will help you in designing an effective wireframe within less time. Also, before you think of finalizing the wireframe, it is ideal to have a few thoughts on the first. You can ask colleagues or friends for their feedback.
  • Find an expert designer- If you are planning to hire a designer, you need to look into your budget to decide the experience of the designer you will hire. You can go for app designing companies if you are ready to pay more. Or, you can go for freelance designers through platforms like Upwork.
  • Build the mock version- While designing an app from scratch, it is ideal to prepare a mock first to have a glimpse into the possible final outcome. Mock UI can also help you in getting more accurate feedback from potential users. You can organize social media surveys or ask around for feedback on the mock version to get inputs that might or might not be helpful in improving the app quality.
  • Get the app developed- After being done with the process of designing an app, get it developed by experts. Depending on the complexity of the app, prepare marketing strategies to promote the app before it is released in the market.
  1. Make a feature-rich app but do not add unnecessary features just to make it do everything. It will make your app more complex and end up causing glitches
  2. If you have no expertise in the app development process, you can make an app development plan that is suitable with low or no-code app development tools
  3. Always observe strategies that your competitors are using and how their strategies are impacting their growth
  4. Updating the app according to user feedback is the best way to keep your app popular in the long run
  5. Always create simple and guided navigations so that even users with less technological awareness can understand where they need to go in the app to execute any tasks
  6. Keep your app design compatible with a few older versions of operating systems too, especially if you want a large number of users to use them

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