s a coder, especially a freelance dev, it can be easy to overlook the importance of creating sharp designs for mobile apps. The functionality of the code can seem more important than the aesthetics. However, solid UI/UX design practices have three-fold criticality for app devs, and by committing time to creating solid UI/UX designs ahead of time leads to significantly better apps down the line. Solidifying Designs before development put the developer and client on the same page, helping your client understand exactly what they’ll be getting. Mockups serve as a blueprint of an app, focusing the coding process. It’s like creating an outline before writing a research paper. Solid designs create a cohesive and attractive brand throughout the mobile app, allowing the app to fit in to the company’s broader marketing efforts.
Solid designs create a cohesive and attractive brand throughout the mobile app, allowing the app to fit in to the company’s broader marketing efforts.
Coders have the full capability of generating very solid UI/UX designs. There are coders out there with a designer’s eye for aesthetics and an inherent understanding of UI/UX principles. These people are in the minority however. If you’re trying to create a professional design, you likely need a professional designer to do it. Just a warning thought: once you work with a professional designer, you might not go back, because these people create digital goldmines of user experiences. At Spaceboat Development, if a client needs a polished and professional solution, we work with highly talented and knowledgable designers to take your app to the next level.
Stephen is the founder and lead developer at Spaceboat Development, LLC, an app development company based out of Austin, Texas. He shares a birthday with both Billy Joel and Ghostface Killah, and this is important to him.