User experience design and user interface design are both extremely important in mobile application development and the terms have become somewhat synonymous with each other, but UX design and usability remain two very distinct factors. When optimizing mobile applications for user experience, UX designers must employ a more holistic approach and look deeper than the standard usability principles of structure, simplicity, visibility, feedback, tolerance, and reuse.
Get to know your user.
The user experience design process explores reasons why a person would want to use and buy your product and evaluates how users feel about a system. In order to do this, mobile application designers need to get to know their users, what engages them, and know what their goals are and how your mobile application can support them. UX designers need to be intuitive about usability and understand the psychology of user behavior in order to encourage user interaction and successfully evoke an emotional response.
Sketch it out.
Using wireframes in mobile application development can help designers focus on essential UX design aspects such as the placement and labeling of elements, site navigation, interaction, context and content. Wireframes are easily drawn and easily changed. You could even do it on a napkin! They can provide critical feedback to UX designers on the effectiveness and quality of experience of different user interfaces. Wireframes are also helpful in creating multiple prototypes and often contribute to better understanding of design patterns and user flows.
Good Design Leads to Happy Users.
Good user experience design is simple, useful, valuable, accessible and delightful. By effectively incorporating UX and user interface design into your mobile application development you can create meaningful, easy to learn, and enjoyable to use apps that will make your end users very happy.
User Experience Design.
Want to learn more?
While good design may be simple, it isn’t always easy. If your mobile application development projects are becoming a challenge, let’s work together to find a solution. Pons Creative Group can help you navigate through the processes of UX design and help take the guesswork out of user interface design and usability. Whether your idea is a sketch on a napkin or an existing app that needs a little TLC, we’ll get you on the right track. Our team is available to help you through any part of the design process – from research and strategy to prototyping and development. Contact us for all your mobile application development and UX design needs.