Great mobile UX design and clear documentation results in a successful app. It needs to state the app’s purpose, be focused and outline specific user interactions as well as how each screen connects to app’s larger vision.
In case of most projects, custom templates are used in building a mobile UX schema and user flows in a quick manner. These key documents are useful in describing the mobile UX design architecture before detailed wireframe prototypes are built.
When you have a template as a starting point, it helps any mobile UX designer in visualizing the app and iterate on ideas on a quick and easier manner. This saves a lot of time leading to a refined product for the upcoming mobile app project.
Putting a mobile UX template into practice
Prior to the schema and user flow documents are built, plenty of research is required to be done. Mostly the clients are taken all the way through a strategy and product definition phase where, amongst various exercises, the user scenarios are mapped.
After done with defining, it’s time to move into designing. Here we begin by taking user scenarios – with the use of our mobile UX template – and they are then transformed into a schema and user flows. The template is used by each member of mobile UX design team for the creation of design documents of records as well as it’s ensured that project teams are accordingly aligned.
Best Template Designs must include the following:
• Symbols for mobile and tablet devices (in landscape and portrait views)
• Ready-to-use assets to build connecting flows before building prototypes
• Clean-looking device icons that clients (and creative leads) love
• Easily customizable artwork that can be updated to match your branding, colors, and fonts
• Widescreen page format for presentation applications like Keynote and PowerPoint
Further the mobile UX design template for Sketch is divided in three sections, i.e. schema, user flows and symbols.
1. Mobile Schema
A mobile schema, groups every screen in the app by content category. It’s more like a sitemap. Micro-wireframes have been designed with blocks of content representing screen hierarchy while with it defining relationships between screens become easier. Connector lines link the screens in order to highlight user interactions.
2. User Flow
This is the path that’s taken by your target user through an app and mainly it aligns with a business objective. There are several user flows with each app and these integrate the same micro-wireframes with limited visual detail from the scheme document. Incorporating user scenarios, a user flow also helps in illustrating the smoothest passage for the user so that the goal can be attained.
3. Role of Symbols:
This media library comes with mobile and tablet devices, arrows, buttons, connectors and other common screen elements useful in building the schema and user flows.
4. Planning is vital
Lack of planning is the reason why many apps fail. A number of projects fail due to teams jumping right into UI design prior to the whole user experience is considered. In other cases teams begin development right away without totally understanding the required user experience and success metrics. An app is required to be focused and it must seem delightful for the user.
In case the planning stage is skipped then by all means your project is certain to be upset and face scope changes along with potential cost and/or time overruns. UX issues arising while engineering tends to be costly – both for time and money.
It’s advised to spend more time upfront and build great user flow and schema documentation. This is not only time-saving but saves you a lot of worry in the future.
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