Read the new article written by Ben Dickson published by AppsZom:
Smartphones have become intensely personal devices and an inseparable part of our daily lives. As such, our apps must be created in a highly user-centric fashion.
Personalized User Experience (UX) is what every user looks for and expects from a great app. With new trends and technologies constantly surfacing, you need innovative ways to keep your users interested, plus the means to gauge their interaction and engagement in order to obtain desirable results from your app.
If you have experience designing for other mediums, do consider that designing for mobile isn’t just about designing for a smaller screen. It’s also about the context and environment in which these devices are used, the difference that a touchscreen makes to interactions, and even the different relationship that people have with their phone in comparison to laptop and desktop workstations.
With that in mind, here are a few tips that will help you ensure UX success in your app.
Be a user-centered designer
The best UX designers are those who really understand users. This includes everything from understanding their basic requirements, getting and understanding their feedback in each phase of design and development, and iterating and adapting their design based on their interaction with the users. UX designers need to anticipate the sort of design challenges they’ll face in respect with their users and demographics, and they have to be able to research the tools they need for every task, instead of just sticking to old methods and tools for each application they design.
User feedback mechanisms might change over time, but the core user-centered design process will remain the same: A good user-centered UX designer will have to know how every decision made will impact the end user, ensuring that said impact is positive.