I have a very expansive view of the role of User Experience in developing products. While I’m deeply of the opinion that designers should not code, that’s mostly because there are very few people who can code on many platforms and at many levels. I used to be a Web developer, database administrator (DBA), and system administrator. But I was never great at fulfilling all of these roles—much less all of them at once—while also being a Web designer.
As new technologies arrived, I had to stop and learn them—or learn to collaborate with others who knew them. So, instead of learning more and more technologies, I decided to focus on design and usability.
As UX designers, we should avoid becoming too deeply engaged in any one technology, but we do need to know a little about most technologies. This lets us consider the entire scope of users’ needs and suggest solutions that leverage the whole range of technology options—choosing whatever platforms, technologies, and methods best meet both users’ needs and organizational capabilities. Read More
For around $5,400, more or less, my company, Purrweb, designs and develops MVPs (Minimum Viable Products), but there are still some other important nuances of calculating costs to consider. Design plays a big role in the creation of a mobile app, but it’s part of a complex process. Other factors such as project analysis, management, and development impact the cost of UX design. Let’s dive into the world of mobile-app design and development and try to understand what exactly dictates the pricing.
Factors That Impact the Price
There are several key factors that define the cost of designing a mobile application: the type of the app, its features, design complexity, staffing, and geographical region. Let’s take an in-depth look at each of these factors and see how they contribute to pricing. Read More
Mobile apps are endemic. So it’s no wonder that companies of all shapes and sizes—from one-person startups to monolithic enterprises—are building apps to engage their customers. They know that branded apps are a modern must-have for any business.
Yet mobile apps, like businesses, take different forms, too. They’re not one-size-fits-most solutions. That’s why it’s important for your team to understand two basic types of apps so you can streamline the overall Android or iOS app development and engineering process: the minimum viable product, or MVP, and the production-quality app. Read More