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how do you start designing a mobile app. what is your process.

i had lot of confusion and finally it led to be frustrated about my workflow. i use sketch for designing but before coming to sketch what is the process that you follow.

like getting idea from client-working on a idea-prototype-testing-user research-then wireframe-build-test.

so when i come into sketch what are tips and tricks that a designer should follow to make life easy and make it more productive.

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I do this:

  • I write the idea down on a paper. Then brainstorm design on paper by making mockups and defining the flow of design. This gives me some basic or medium level understanding of the product.
  • Secondly I open sketch and design my hand drawn designs with grayscale layout and simple rectangles, squares and circles a digital mockup you can say. While doing this step I also make changes which I didn't though about while doing them on paper.
  • Then I clean the mockup. These are still grayscale but in this step I clean them so they start to look a gray scale mobile app or website. This is the step from where I'll start designing.
  • Finally i start the design and this si the colorful stuff. Sometimes the color requirement is from client side but sometimes you have to come up with the contrast.

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