App Design Process

Here’s an interesting read on the process of designing an app:

The Process of Visually Actualizing an iPhone App (But Losing the Race)

Since I had a bunch of design work made for an app that did not reach App Store in time, I thought: Why not share this in a blog post so that people can see and feedback on parts of the design process that I use and advocate? So, here is a selection of some of the visual deliverables that I regularly produce in a mobile app project…

That sound like it’s a bit heavy on the paper side for you? There’s a number of visual design helpers springing up these days too. A couple that’ve caught our eye recently:

Prototypes is a $40 Mac app that lets you deploy mildly interactive image mockups to the device.

AppCooker is a $20 iPad app that has a really rather remarkable current and allegedly forthcoming feature set for all sorts of app design tasks

Aaaand while we’re collecting design-related stuff, here’s some more worth reading recentish links with hints and tips:

iOS Usability Tips and Resources for iPhone and iPad Apps

A Useful Collection of iPhone/iPad Apps Developer Tools and Resources

All It Needs Is Love

Money Can’t Buy You Love: Why Some Apps Work, Some Don’t

HOW TO: Create a Blockbuster Mobile App

h/t: @joe_carney, @globalmoxie, @Dylan_Beadle, @jfmartin67

Alex | June 10, 2011
  • JF Martin June 13, 2011 at 5:40 pm
    Hi, Nice and useful iOS dev resources here. Thanks for sharing with us!

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