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App Design Workshop

The reinteractive App Design Workshop, is a step by step process resulting in a very well crafted app that people can easily use - completely ready for development.

What is the App Design Workshop?

The App Design Workshop is an in depth process where we intimately get to identify the problems you want to solve and the goals and purposes for your application.

During the process we include:

  • A deep dive into understanding your company and the industry you are in
  • Determine the types of users that will engage and be using your application
  • Creation of the site map and the architectural flow from which we create wireframes of each screen followed by a low-fidelity (usually grey blocks and minimal words) prototype.
  • Prototype testing - we invite your stakeholders, staff, and some of your public to use the prototype to test its validity and adjust accordingly. When that's right, we move on to the high-fidelity designs.

Once completed, everything is packaged up - you can then engage reinteractive for the development phase or shop it around to other companies. The choice is yours!

Developing any software is a significant investment, and if the foundations aren't correct before you begin development, you are going to waste a lot of time and money. Spending a little time upfront validating your idea WILL save you $10,000's in the long run.

What is User Experience (UX) Design?

User experience (UX) design is a system design teams use to create products (web apps, websites, mobile apps & portals) that produce relevant and purposeful experiences for users. UX design comprises the entire design process, including all aspects of branding, graphics, usability and function.

UX designers start with the "Why" before determining the "What" and the "How" to create products that users can have enjoyable experiences with. A great design ensures the product's "substance" comes through the device and offers a fluid and seamless experience.

A UX designer's assignments often diversify but usually include: user research, designing wireframes, interactive prototypes, and testing the prototype.

Designers need to make the users' needs and requirements – the centre of all design and development efforts.

What is User Interface (UI) Design?

User Interface (UI) designs are the interfaces in software or devices – the focus point is on looks and style.

UI Design is a sub-category of UX Design. It takes the prototype designs and combines branding to make the application look and function great. It involves designing the menus, buttons, choosing or designing graphics and much more.

Excellent UI design draws the users' eyes to the appropriate functionality of the product and leaves no confusion of what to do.

Designers need to focus on the accessibility of the design so it caters for people sight and sound impaired.

We always aim to create interfaces that users find gratifying and easy to use.

Typical Stages of the User Discovery & Visual Design Process:

User Discovery

An in-depth discovery phase is vital to understanding the users. It allows us to deliver a project that couples the user's goals with the client's needs. This phase reveals the pain points that people experience and the thoughts and feelings someone develops while they use a product. The discovery phase discovers the “how and why”.

Industry & Competitor Research

Performing a competitive analysis in UX design helps us identify your competitors' strengths and weaknesses relative to their website or application design. The insight we gain through this competitive analysis helps us understand what could be done and, better still, what to avoid.

Site Mapping & User Flows

User flow is a list, and sometimes a chart, of actions users will take while using the application.

A UX sitemap is a hierarchical diagram of a website or application that shows how pages are arranged, linked and labelled.

A user flow is like a map's street view, and the sitemap is like a bird's eye view.

Prototype & User Experience (UX) Testing

Testing the prototype makes sure that your time and money go into creating a great looking, easy to use product.

We get your stakeholders, staff, and potential users to use the prototype while we watch how they go about some set takes, with no prompting other than giving the task to complete.

User testing allows us to see any holes in the applications which we might have otherwise missed.

Font & Colours

Typography involves so much more than choosing a good font. When used adequately, a font can enhance readability, accessibility and usability within an interface.

Some text is invariably going to be more important than the other text on the page. We must emphasise an element's importance by using weight, size, position and colour to highlight and distinguish it from other components.

User Interface (UI) Design

User Interface (UI) Design focuses on anticipating what users need to do and guaranteeing that the interface is easy to understand and use. UI brings together concepts from interaction design, visual design and information architecture.

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Norths Collective UX & Design Workshop

Norths Collective needed to roadmap a mobile web application, to digitise their membership services enabling members to access services from any device.

The reinteractive User Experience (UX) & Design Workshop really made sense to us. Doing a deep dive into the app was an integral next step for us to understand the technical capabilities and limitations on what we could and couldn’t do within an app. There was a huge benefit from sorting out the unknowns."
Robert Lopez, Brand and Digital Innovation Manager, Norths Collective

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