The greatest problem at the beginning of design of a new application is the difference between a contract being made and when the actual designs become concrete. There’s little to no production at this stage, a situation which can have designers guessing much about the project.
Often times, designers start working with sufficient information and background information about the customers and the desired application. Because of the need for user satisfaction designers may repeat the development process a few times in order to accomplish the goal. We must understand that every app and every customer is unique. While it’s alluring to hope that past apps and ideas will solve current customer issues , the truth is that every app brings new challenges and requires fresh input.
See, what occurs with customers is that they know everything about their company, their culture, their own customers, and their desired app. However, you the designer have very little information conveyed to you, and with this you must be able to visualize and role play in order to bring across at the least an acceptable application.
Application designers need to engage with customers to perfectly understand the purpose and idea behind the app and customers need to learn effective communication in conveying their ideas and instructions.
Here are a few important details you should know that are sure to help in clarifying customer/designer understanding of a project. These are helpful in providing excellent application development services.
- Ask customer to describe the application in the least words possible, this approach provokes thought and improves clarity.
- Ask customer to layout the company’s uniqueness as compared to possible competition and state the important factors which will lure users to the app.
- Ask for a theme, a visual style to incorporate into the design. Many if not all customers find personalized applications a sign of good customer relations. It also allows users to associate the app with the particular customer.
- Identify your intended audience. Keep in mind special distinguishable characteristics such as their income level, interests, gender, and age range. This way you can make decisions to cater to the purpose of the app.
And there you go, a perfect guide to getting started with the design phase in the app development process. The design phase is very critical, it is the stage at which app developers bring together ideas before physically undertaking the task. With all things considered, the finished product is a reflection upon the relationship between app developer and customer. The closer acquaintance between the two, the more satisfactory the end result.
Notice a transition from cloudy, unclear instructions and requests to sharp and concise ideas for app design.
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