Do you have an awesome app idea? Awesome!
No matter how amazing your idea for a mobile app is, if you are clueless about where to start and how to go about the development, it is bound to fail. So, after finalizing the app idea, the next step is wireframing.
Incorporating all the varied nuances, wireframing offers a skeletal framework of the application that serves as a guiding light in the development process. In other words, it is like a blueprint that provides professionals with a clear picture of how to get started and go about mobile app development
5 Steps to Create User-Centric App Wireframes
At Toobler, we follow a comprehensive approach to build app wireframes.
#1.Conduct User Research and Requirement Analysis
Before you even think about wireframe, the first step is to understand more about your target audience for whom you are building the app and their requirements by way of:
- User research
- Creating user personas
- Defining use cases
- Developing a detailed requirements list
The first step to developing a user-centric app wireframe is discovering what you are going to develop and what features you are going to add in it.
#2. Focus on UX(User Experience)
User experience can either make or break your app. It defines how the user feels when interacting with the app. Thus, playing a crucial role in boosting customer loyalty and satisfaction. In this digital age, apps are expected to be user-friendly and easy to use. While trying to develop excellent user experiences, factors like fonts, theme and color synchronization are secondary.
Tips to improve user experience
- Keep the codes clean and light
- Incorporate chat feature to help users easily interact with your business
- Add search bar to help users find what they are looking for within no time
- Enable users to effortlessly share content with clickable social media links
…and so on.
#3. Look for inspiration…preferably outside the industry
Ditch the old school method of sketching down app screens on a blank canvas and start exploring the sheer variety of apps and websites to find stellar UX design templates.
Hang on! Do not copy others’ work instead use it as an inspiration. Reignite your creative streak, turn things around and voila, you just created something new!
- It is always better to look for inspiration outside your industry as it will help beat the monotony.
#4. Wire that Frame-Start building your Wireframe design
It is time to get some real work done with a clear understanding of features and functionalities you want in the app. Start wireframing your app design. You can either do it manually or online. Switch to online wireframing tools and get the same job done with less time and effort.
- You can even use free tools and save big on the wireframing process.
#5.Get the Prototype Ready
With all the research and wireframe design in place, it is time to build a prototype to check if the wireframe works perfectly. It also helps identify the hidden flaws, loopholes, missed opportunities and blind spots. It not only works as a roadmap for the developers but also ensures varied features like drop-down, scroll up and search bar functionalities are tested.
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