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This is a quick talk I gave on mobile design process at Taxi Magic in Alexandria, VA

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  1. 1. Design Process for Mobile Apps Nic SchlueterMonday, August 27, 12
  2. 2. Basic Process • Discovery • Research • Wireframing • Design • Development Nic SchlueterMonday, August 27, 12
  3. 3. Discovery • Get a written description of functionality • Write down objectives and review them with the team • Talk with users and anyone who cares • Figure out who you have to sell your design to • Very important in 1.0 projects Nic SchlueterMonday, August 27, 12
  4. 4. Research • Look at the direct competition • See how they are accomplishing your objectives • Look for ways to focus on your stregths • How are your users doing this now? • Designers (Interaction and Graphic) need to do this, not just business people. Nic SchlueterMonday, August 27, 12
  5. 5. Wireframing • Ensures everyone is on the same page • Detailed, but flexible • Don’t let the business people do this • Important step to get creative license Nic SchlueterMonday, August 27, 12
  6. 6. Design • Do your thing • Don’t be afraid to give multiple comps • No harm throwing away bad work Nic SchlueterMonday, August 27, 12
  7. 7. Development • UI should be trivial Nic SchlueterMonday, August 27, 12
  8. 8. Overlap • Depends on experience of designer • Devs provide feedback on wireframing • Technical feasibility • Alternative UIs that could be easier • Dev starts after wireframing Nic SchlueterMonday, August 27, 12
  9. 9. Circling Back • Applying real art • Designer tweaks Nic SchlueterMonday, August 27, 12
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