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By Nathan duToit

September 28th, 2017

By Nathan duToit

September 28th, 2017

It’s impossible to stress enough how important it is for our developers and clients to work together towards a shared vision. Defining that vision at the beginning of the project requires putting together a wireframe visualization of the application user interface before any coding begins. During the development cycle, incremental prototyping allows all contributors, developers and businesspeople alike to stay involved as the product comes together.

Wireframing Before Development

Our work is defined by the interesting challenges and impactful solutions that we help create. The most effective way to work with our clients and address these challenges is by clear and direct communication of ideas, and that starts with an effective wireframe at the beginning of each project.

This means drawing an idea of what our solution will look like – the level of detail and medium depends on the requirements of our customers.

By creating a blueprint of the visual look and layout of the user interface, business and concept people can understand and communicate basic design features with developers. The wireframes are an open format to discuss ideas, their feasibility, and how they will be integrated into the product.

This is the ideal strategy to define UI design and layout, and start a conversation about business requirements, essential functions and UX features, such as in-app purchasing. Wireframes give you a clear idea of the information architecture and how the app will work.

Prototyping Continually

Keeping sight of our unified vision throughout the development process is not only a good idea; it’s essential to our core value of agile project development. That’s why we continually release and fine-tune features by prototyping our solutions.

Prototypes are the bridge between wireframes and a functional app. Good prototypes feel like the real thing. Because they are interactive, they give the user a sense of the application’s real-world experience.

They don’t just communicate ideas, they realize them. User interactions and complex behaviors suddenly come to life.

Building and delivering prototypes allows all non-developer contributors to try out the app and provide feedback before it is fully developed. As the application evolves and our developers iteratively release the app, prototypes keep the channel open for contributors to try out and respond to new features before releasing them.

Our standard practice of continual prototyping is an integral part of keeping our clients involved with the entire development process, from early development to post-release feature delivery.

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