Our designs are drawn with a lead-pencil. As expectations are manifested in minds, at the onset of a project, a simple (but real) notepad has proven to be most productive in converting those expectations & thoughts into tangibly verifiable assets. It also ensures active participation of the stakeholders in thinking about the various unique features which will ultimately be part of the application. Also, considering the limited vision at in the early stages, the pencil mocks prove to be adequate enough to derive the exactness relative to the available information.
A pencil mock leads us to the interactions which are graphically noted down. These interactions serve as action items and navigational transitions among the various objects on the screen. At this stage these are just free thoughts: creativity is encouraged to provide as much options as possible. The feasibility of those options and intricacies of implementation are left for the subsequent refinements which take care of the development of graphic assets and screen mockups to validate the actual layouts on different devices. This activity starts the process of narrowing down from a bird’s eye view to an ant’s view of the application.
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Since, 'seeing is believing', we move further with graphic mockups and come up to show a clickable model. This is a trailer-snapshot of the expected user experience of the in progress application. To achieve this, the assets are sliced and formulated as programmable objects. Also, from functionality perspective, this stage lays down the foundation of the functional aspects of the application into clear milestones. Thereby our clients can feel, expect and believe what their app will grow to.