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Mobile App Design Process: How to Build UI And UX

By: Diksha | May 20,2020 |

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Pleasing app design can do wonders for your business. Well, creating an app from scratch can be daunting. Mobile app business is growing at a rapid pace and it is expected to expand in the future as well. There are several steps that take up to create a stunning mobile app design.

When you open an app, the first thing you notice is the UI and UX. It has to be striking, otherwise, the users might ditch using it. If creating a customer-centric app is on your mind, then you must focus on the design. Today, we will guide you all about the mobile app design process. Let’s read in detail!

Skills of UI/UX designers

To create an astounding app, the designers need to have some great skills. We have covered a list of a few skills that can help to create a responsive and interactive user interface.

User Behavior

Before you begin with the app design process, you need to understand the user’s behavior. The designers need to see how the user would behave when they use the app. Based on those readings and observations, you need to start with the app designing process.

Graphic Editors

The designers need to be well-versed with the different designing software like - Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, and more that help in designing the apps.

Color Schemes

Well, colors play a crucial role in the apps. A good designer needs to understand how the colors need to be combined to build an eye-pleasing app.


It is crucial to understand how to merge text with the design. User-friendly app design should have a perfect blend of text and colors.

Now, that you have got the idea of basics, it’s time to understand what are all the steps to design a marvelous mobile app.

Steps To Create Mobile App Design

Understand the business requirements

When you begin the app development process, you need to understand the business requirements. Knowing this will help you create the app layout. Not just that, it will also give you a fair idea of how much time it takes to create a great app.  So, you can start planning the app design and see how it is going to work.


Once you have outlined the plan, the next step is to research the tool and techniques to begin the mobile app designing process. One needs to understand that every business needs are different and one needs to stay up on the trend to keep up with the new app design challenges.

User Specification

To create the user-centric app designs, the next thing you need to work on the specifications. To get the best results, designers need to understand the app requirements. Plan out what features and functionality shall be there. Doing this will help you understand further processes.


The apps then need to work on the wireframes, which are the skeleton for future apps. The designers use both iOS and Android wireframes to bring the best out of the app. The designers work in a team to discuss the complexities that might have to create the app.


Here, the designers mix things out. Basically, they mimic live designs and how they work out with user interactions in the future. The software is used in turning the app design into clickable prototypes. Once the prototype is tested on human interactions, the designers can work on the feedback. They can make the necessary changes and embrace the ones that adding value to the apps.

Project Handling

There are a lot of things going on in the project and there must be a seamless communication within the teams. From designers to developers there are several people involved in creating one app. So, there must be proper project handling so as to maintain the communication and coordination within the teams.


Testing plays a vital role in knowing how the app is functioning. The team needs to go through the rigorous testing process before finally launching it to the app stores. The apps need to be fully-functionally and the one that enhances the user experience.


Once you are done with all the testing processes, then you need to release the app on Play Stores and App stores. Before launching the apps, make sure you review all the details and get ready with the big app release.

So, what all is stopping you now? Follow these mobile app development processes and get started!

Frequently Asked Questions On Mobile App Design

Q - 1: What are the basics of creating the mobile app?

Your target audience! One thing you simply miss when you begin the UX/UI of the app is to know your target audience. Study the demographics and try to know what your audience is looking for.

Q - 2: Is it possible to create an app on both iOS and Android at the same time?

Absolutely yes! The technology has gone so far today that you can easily create an app using a single code which means faster development. Example - Flutter, is an astounding platform that can help in creating the apps.

Q - 3:How to ensure the app is secure?

The security is the major concern when it comes to app designing. At Softuvo, we ensure that all apps are built-in using secure frameworks so as to avoid any hindrance.

If you still have any doubts, simply drop us a message below and we will get back to you.

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