Most app development companies skip this step and move straightaway to UI Designing. The only pro we see here is the falsified comfort of saving time; List of some prominent cons is listed below.
Starting designing without creating a UI prototype is like prescribing medication without a proper diagnosis. Iterations in an app design are inevitable, important and healthy, but forcing them on the design team without proper blueprint is a waste of time for the entire team.
Changing screen-styles, navigation, and workflow is much easier and faster in app prototypes than it is on a designing tool like Photoshop. Availability of custom widgets in mobile phone prototyping tools, allows a product-owner to quickly make changes. This becomes a cumbersome process when the app is being designed by a UI/UX designer.
Interface prototypes give a clear picture to the designer as to what has to be designed. This saves a lot of time and effort for him. More so a badly thought through wireframe can be frustrating for any designer.
Having said that let’s discuss the importance and guidelines for mobile app prototyping.
What is the need of application prototyping?
Why is it important it have a mobile app prototype?
When app prototyping is not required?
Being a very critical step in the development of a web application, UI Prototyping can be a fun process. Be it a mobile or web application, be sure to hire a development partner with a proven track record.
Applications that we have seen from inception of idea till their launch