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.
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.
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.
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
Understanding User Flows in UX (User Experience) Design
What Is UX and Why Does It Matter?
What happens when your user study throws you a curve ball?
- AppWorkshop - Consultation & Project Scoping
- App Design Workshop
- User Experience (UX) Design
- Visual Design
- Web & Mobile App Development
- Salesforce & Heroku Custom Solutions
- OpsCare® Managed Hosting
- CodeCare® Code Maintenance
- Code Inspect Service
- Ruby on Rails Upgrade Support
AppWorkshop - Consultation & Project Scoping
We work hard to find the right digital solution for you. Through our AppWorkshop we work with you to identify opportunities and engage in expert planning for business-critical applications. The aim is to get your application delivered and operating as fast as possible, with the viewpoint of incrementally adding features as the site matures and grows.
App Design Workshop
Developing any software is a significant investment. If the foundations aren’t there before you begin development you can invest more than necessary getting your MVP to market. This workshop is for anyone who needs to innovate their business and requires the ideation of an application or anyone who has an application idea that needs to be mapped out.
User Experience (UX) Design
We help make even the most complicated web and mobile apps easy to navigate and create solutions that engage users, keeping them happy and on your page longer.
Our Visual Designers work with you to create the final look and feel of your website or application, including the strategic implementation of images, colours, fonts and other elements.
Web & Mobile App Development
Salesforce & Heroku Custom Solutions
We have in-depth experience in utilising the Salesforce® API and the Heroku platform that allows us to build custom applications that sync with Salesforce, allowing you to leverage the full power of the Salesforce Cloud.
OpsCare® Managed Hosting
We will protect, monitor and scale your Ruby on Rails website or app 24/7. Hosted on AWS or Heroku. We wear the pagers, so you can concentrate on growing your business.
CodeCare® Code Maintenance
Fixed price ongoing code maintenance for Ruby on Rails applications to handle future updates and tweaks.
An application review is where reinteractive reviews your application code base for security flaws, performance issues, or anything that should be improved.
Code Inspect Service
With over 200 major projects completed by reinteractive, we have a very deep understanding of best practices and ideal scenes in software development, positioning us to deliver a comprehensive report on the quality of any Ruby on Rails based code.
Ruby on Rails Upgrade Support
Our expert team have intimate knowledge of the Ruby on Rails framework, making reinteractive a fantastic choice for upgrading your application to the latest version of Rails and Ruby.