abra Web & Mobile is a leading app development company. If we know anything, it's that perfect app development will never be truly perfect without professional app design. Here's how it works.
A few words about app design
If you're thinking about app design, then you're actually thinking about UI/UX design. User interface and user experience design are integral to the development of all apps – from the most basic to the largest and most complicated applications. UX design defines the decisions that structure the user experience – the app structure, types and number of screens, screen flow, etc. UI design is all about designing the actual user interface – color spectrum, button size and types, fonts, and more. High level UI/UX design complements the app development, and gives the code a beautiful look.
App design – what should you keep in mind?
App design is a skill that not all designers possess. So, before you approach a design studio with your app idea, make sure that they specialize in UI/UX design and that they have the track record to show for it.
Make sure that the design matches your app development characteristics, and especially your designated operating system (iOS, Android, or both).
Make sure the app design adheres to both aesthetics and functionality. At the end of the day, the design is meant to make things easy for users and to help the app become a success.
Your app is an extension of your brand, so it has to speak in the same language your brand speaks (colors, fonts and all other brand assets).
Most importantly: Request to be actively involved in the design process. Ask to see design wireframes. Conduct brainstorming sessions on the different screen mock-ups. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Remember: Do not authorize the design unless you are 110% satisfied with what you've seen.
Where Do We Go from Here?
abra Web & Mobile operates a professional app design studio that takes an active part in the app development process. Our professionals work side-by-side to deliver apps with high aesthetic and functional standards. Want to get to know the studio? Contact us today!
The Key to Success: An Open Dialogue Between Designers and Developers
If there is anything we have learned over the years, it is that the key to successful app design lies in the ongoing professional communication between design and development teams. In order for the design to be perfect, the designers need to be familiar with the code created by the developers and understand the different challenges that the developers have had to face. On the other hand, the developers should be familiar with the basic rules of UI/UX, and make sure their code supports those rules.