Benefits of Wireframing the User Experience when Building a Custom Application

An important part of our process at McKula, is to ensure that the customer is involved in every step along the way.  A large step in that process is the designing and building of the UI or user interface.

How users will use the application, find what they are looking for, and interact with the functionality of the application plays a key role in how successful the implementation of a new custom application will be.  Wireframing the screens of an application, whether it’s a web application users will view in their browser, or a mobile application they will interact with using their phone, presents a clear picture to the customer of what to expect.  This also just as importantly provides a road map that helps cut down on development time and saves customers money.

Wireframing and planning the UI typically begin during the information gathering meetings with a customer.  The more specific a customer is when presenting their vision of an application, the easier it is to craft a wireframe to their needs.  In cases where a customer may present just functionality requirements, a wireframe can help mold those functions into a design.

This process gives the customer a chance to see their application before the heavy lifting begins. This opportunity to make small changes, catch missing functionality, and ensure that the application is going to do what they expect it to do is a vital part of the process to a successful project for both the customer and the developer.  Please contact us today to see how this process can benefit your company.

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