© All rights reservedfor Great AppsSara Cordeiro - UX Designer @ OutSystemshttp://bit.ly/designsecretswww.outsystems.comTo...
© All rights reservedWITHOUTDesignersWITHDesignersWITH orWITHOUTDesignersWorkingfor Great AppsTop Design Secrets
© All rights reservedWorkingWITHDesigners
© All rights reservedWork as aTEAM!1
© All rights reservedTo find the best solution weneed to work TOGETHER!
© All rights reservedManage ExpectationsRealityFakeExpectationsNo/LowExpectationsTimeDesigner show solutionwithout validat...
© All rights reservedAsk for the RightDeliverables<HTML>+{CSS}
© All rights reservedShare Knowledge
© All rights reservedDesign withreal content2
© All rights reserved‘The Extremes of Good andEvil”- Cicero, 45 BC -Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,consectetur adipiscing elit...
© All rights reservedFake content failures
© All rights reservedWhat fake contentdoesn’t show:! Text wraps in unexpected places! How wide columns should be! What you...
© All rights reservedAsk for themissing design3
© All rights reservedOpen ends / New featuresAsk the designernormal?hover disableSubmit Submit
© All rights reservedWorkingWITHOUTDesigners
© All rights reservedStart withthe basics4
© All rights reserved#0 Understand the problemWhat?Who?When?How?Why?Application MapHomeAdd NoteEditAdd TaskCompany “X”Cont...
© All rights reserved#1 Choose a theme
© All rights reserved#2 Get inspired by your brand
© All rights reserved#3 Use the Grid
© All rights reservedSpice up your app5
© All rights reservedSpice it up with color
© All rights reservedLet images do the work
© All rights reservedRemoveClutter6
© All rights reservedDon’t put everything on the same page
© All rights reserved‘Less is more’ Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
© All rights reservedWith or Without Designers
© All rights reservedSpeak the userslanguage7
© All rights reservedSpeak the users language
© All rights reservedSpeak the users language
© All rights reservedTest early,test often8
© All rights reservedTo achieve a great app…you’ve gotDesign Test
© All rights reservedFollow the 11 rules9
© All rights reservedWork as ateam123for Great AppsTop Design SecretsWITH / WITHOUTdesignersStart with the basics456Speak ...
© All rights reservedThanks + Q&ASara Cordeiro - UX Designer @ OutSystemshttp://bit.ly/designsecretswww.outsystems.com
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Top Design Secrets for Great Apps

  1. 1. © All rights reservedfor Great AppsSara Cordeiro - UX Designer @ OutSystemshttp://bit.ly/designsecretswww.outsystems.comTop Design Secrets
  2. 2. © All rights reservedWITHOUTDesignersWITHDesignersWITH orWITHOUTDesignersWorkingfor Great AppsTop Design Secrets
  3. 3. © All rights reservedWorkingWITHDesigners
  4. 4. © All rights reservedWork as aTEAM!1
  5. 5. © All rights reservedTo find the best solution weneed to work TOGETHER!
  6. 6. © All rights reservedManage ExpectationsRealityFakeExpectationsNo/LowExpectationsTimeDesigner show solutionwithout validating firstCorrect expectations oradjust project plan
  7. 7. © All rights reservedAsk for the RightDeliverables<HTML>+{CSS}
  8. 8. © All rights reservedShare Knowledge
  9. 9. © All rights reservedDesign withreal content2
  10. 10. © All rights reserved‘The Extremes of Good andEvil”- Cicero, 45 BC -Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,consectetur adipiscing elit.Integer eu enim et erosposuere consequat id inlibero...
  11. 11. © All rights reservedFake content failures
  12. 12. © All rights reservedWhat fake contentdoesn’t show:! Text wraps in unexpected places! How wide columns should be! What your App truly looks like!! How long fields need to be
  13. 13. © All rights reservedAsk for themissing design3
  14. 14. © All rights reservedOpen ends / New featuresAsk the designernormal?hover disableSubmit Submit
  15. 15. © All rights reservedWorkingWITHOUTDesigners
  16. 16. © All rights reservedStart withthe basics4
  17. 17. © All rights reserved#0 Understand the problemWhat?Who?When?How?Why?Application MapHomeAdd NoteEditAdd TaskCompany “X”ContactsAdd NoteEditAdd TaskContact “X”OpportunitiesAdd NoteEditAdd TaskOpportunity “X”My Due TasksMy OpportunitiesMy ContactsCompanies
  18. 18. © All rights reserved#1 Choose a theme
  19. 19. © All rights reserved#2 Get inspired by your brand
  20. 20. © All rights reserved#3 Use the Grid
  21. 21. © All rights reservedSpice up your app5
  22. 22. © All rights reservedSpice it up with color
  23. 23. © All rights reservedLet images do the work
  24. 24. © All rights reservedRemoveClutter6
  25. 25. © All rights reservedDon’t put everything on the same page
  26. 26. © All rights reserved‘Less is more’ Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  27. 27. © All rights reservedWith or Without Designers
  28. 28. © All rights reservedSpeak the userslanguage7
  29. 29. © All rights reservedSpeak the users language
  30. 30. © All rights reservedSpeak the users language
  31. 31. © All rights reservedTest early,test often8
  32. 32. © All rights reservedTo achieve a great app…you’ve gotDesign Test
  33. 33. © All rights reservedFollow the 11 rules9
  34. 34. © All rights reservedWork as ateam123for Great AppsTop Design SecretsWITH / WITHOUTdesignersStart with the basics456Speak the user’slanguage789Design withreal contentAsk for the missingdesignRemove clutterSpice up your app Test early, test oftenFollow the “11Usability rules for ITDevelopers”WITHOUTdesignersWITHdesignersWorking‘The WOW Factor: Makingyour apps memorable’11:00 - André Madeira‘Themes Unleashed’10:00 – Tiago Simões‘Do-IT-Yourself UsabilityTesting’14:00 – Steve Krug
  35. 35. © All rights reservedThanks + Q&ASara Cordeiro - UX Designer @ OutSystemshttp://bit.ly/designsecretswww.outsystems.com
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