When we talk about wireframes, mock-ups, and prototypes, we are talking about graphical representations of software - how a system will look to end-users - and, in the case of the prototype, how it will work, too. This is generally in the form of an app (whether web, mobile, or desktop), although you might get clever with things like IoT and smart watch displays, too.
UI design is a constantly evolving field. What was hot over the last few years may now be out of favour. Just as home interior decorating trends change, so too do the UI design trends of software, web apps, apps, and websites. If you’re developing and want an amazing user interface that really resonates with your users in 2020, then look no further than these emerging design trends.
It pays to think about UX as a project owner even before you hire a UI/UX designer. If you’re lost in what’s a great user experience for customers, then engaging the services of a UX designer might be a good idea.
Whether it’s internal software within your organisation, an app you’ve developed for Android, or even an interactive website, every piece of software that requires user interaction can benefit from user centred design.
App users are surprisingly demanding. When they click on the download button, they expect an attractive and easy to use interface, infinite updates, great customer support, full documentation, and a fast solution to whatever problem it is they are trying to solve – all of this for .99 cents or less.
Developers that focus on user centred designs tend to come up with interfaces that allow users to operate and learn more quickly. These systems are quicker to manoeuvre, simpler to understand, and less prone to errors.
Fixed price contracts can be rather tricky in a Scrum environment. Classic software development and Agile software development are very different from one another, and things that work in one environment don’t necessarily work in another.