Android™ User Interface Design: Turning Ideas and Sketches into Beautifully Designed Apps [Book]People think it's this veneer - that the designers are handed this box and told, 'Make it look good! It's not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. As a result, each platform has its approach and a set of specific rules that should be taken into account when designing an app. Read on to learn more! When deciding on a platform on which to develop your next mobile app, there are some things to keep in mind. The number of Google Play apps installed per user account for the first time is about 2.
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You can now focus on your ideas and easily sketch them before they fade away. Creating elements of your wireframe couldn't be easier. All you have to do is draw a rectangle on the canvas and select the stencil type that will be inserted there. You can do that by dragging your mouse across the canvas and selecting an option from a pop-up menu. If you need to edit anything just double-click it. That applies to color palette and the number of stencils that you can choose from. This way the essence of your idea will never be lost in unnecessary decorations and fancy styles.
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Now, there are apps that let us get our sketches on real mobile devices for demos and usability testing. When I first started designing user experiences for mobile devices, there were almost no tools whose specific purpose was sketching hand-held user interfaces. Designers were creating six-ups and Photoshop and Illustrator templates for their own use, but since these belonged to individual designers or design agencies, few became resources for the larger UX community. Fortunately, the landscape has changed, and many tools and resources are now available for designers to sketch mobile user interfaces—working within the constraints of device screen sizes—then turn their sketches into interactive prototypes. When I first started sketching mobile user interface designs around the time the original iPhone came out, a 3- by 5-inch pad of Post-it notes was my preferred medium. One great resource for sketching is Outline, a set of free, downloadable PDF documents from Pixle , with outlines for various mobile devices. The set covers a variety of mobile devices—although it needs to be updated for the latest iOS and Windows devices.
Nick Babich is a developer, tech enthusiast, and UX lover. He has spent the last 10 years working in the software industry with a specialized focus on … More about Nick Babich …. Earlier issues. This is a sponsored article. More than ever, people are engaging with their phones in crucial moments.