How to Build an App with UX Design and Design Engineering

December 2, 2017

2:30 pm

An app gains popularity for a number of different reasons. However, the topmost reason for the success of an app is the sleek user experience of the mobile (UX) which also optimizes the design engineering of the app. The best apps that are widely popular in the market are the ones that present a good UX design.

There are different approaches which can be implemented to create the best interface for a mobile app. We can follow these points while crafting the mobile UX design:

Least UI Design

The lesser use of graphics or motion graphics and a plain and simple UI Design is the latest trend that the app developers follow while designing the mobile apps. The idea behind designing a minimal UI is that the main thrust that should be emphasized while building the app is the smooth functionality, as apps have to function well for the process of purchase, registration, and browsing. No matter how good it looks, what matters at the end is the functionality. It enhances the UX of the mobile app as well.

The basic point that should be kept in mind while building an app is only to give the user what they require from the app. Moreover, an uncomplicated UI design is easy to the eye and the user can remember the steps to operate the app easily.

The Selection of Color

Color plays a key role in designing an app and leaves a huge impact. As color is associated with moods and emotions, which means that the right one can make a huge different in how your potential customers views your product or service. Hence bright colors are usually chosen while developing a mobile app.

Interface Design

The main point that will make your mobile UX different from the other apps is the user interface. It includes the screen size that the tool runs to the onscreen keyboard of the app. On regular intervals, the interfaces of both the Android and iOS platforms keep updating their user interfaces.

The developers also keep a track upon the feedback of their users on how they react when they use the apps. The developers keep a track on the new changes and monitor the latest upcoming designs and incorporate them into the apps since there is always a competition to bring the latest apps with new UI.

UX Analytics for Design Engineering

The UX of the app should be observed by using the UX analytics tools. These tools are very essential and helpful to show you the approximate information and offer special features like the recordings of the users to understand more of the experience of the users. Such analytics lets you process your app precisely which helps in enhancing the UX further.

Personalization of UX

Personalizing can enhance the mobile UX in different ways; such as the activities of the users on the net are recorded and stored. For instance the users you are targeting want to go for weekend holidays at the end of the month. With the help of your personalized app, the user will be offered a varied deal of package tours. Through the provided information an app helps to generate more profits by offering relevant products or offers as per the taste of the user and the capability to offer their users with their customised endorsements.

Push notifications that are now quite common these days is also a good example of personalization which has been grasped by many renowned business companies and retail outlets. This method of personalization helps to generate easy profits when it is applied effectively.

Onboarding Experience on Mobile

Onboarding for mobile is necessary to receive the best mobile experience. The smoother the onboarding experience for the app, the better is the chances of gaining and preserving more users. Different methods can be applied to increase the mobile UX for engaging the users with the app. The onboarding experience should have a collective presentation so that the users can easily follow the directives while accessing the app. This is particularly required if your app has different sections and various functions.

Utilization of Gestures

Applying the most commonly used smartphone gestures like swiping, pinching or scrolling can do wonders for your app. Previously apps were only given the touch functioning which did not have all the function of gestures. The touch functioning in the UI was restrictive. However, with the advancement of smartphone technology, designers nowadays can experiment a lot in the functioning of gestures, particularly in the UI designs.

It is also essential to understand the target audience of the app and the market of the other apps that are available currently so that such gestures can be incorporated into your app. The optimum utilization of gestures in an app helps to enhance your UI, makes it more convenient to use and understand the actions of the users as well as the target market.

By following the above-mentioned approaches the task of designing a mobile app with UX Design not only becomes easier but also enhances the look and performance of the app.

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Lisa is a Designer by profession, has love for creativity, and enjoys writing articles for almost all topics. Also, she is a regular contributor to Design Trends and Top Apps where you can find her favorite topics related to Android and Web Apps