Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Designing iPhone Apps

My class has recently started a new project in which we are to develop an idea for a new iPhone App. It does not need to be functional, but just illustrated in how it will work and look. While I was researching on how to design iPhone Apps I came across a website that pretty much lays it out for you. The site is called Smashing Magazine and the article is called "iPhone Apps Design Mistakes: Disregard Of Context". It pretty much spells out what you should be looking at when designing an application for an iPhone.

Many designers don't look at how consumers will use the apps or where they are when they use them. This article basically tells the designer to step back from the phone/design and put yourself in the users shoes. Think how they would think and design around that.

Designing an iPhone App can be a lot of fun, but it's also a lot of hard work. Research is key when designing a app because you're not designing for one person or one client, you're designing for a numerous amount of people with all different life styles. And being able to cater to their needs through your app isn't an easy task. If you do your research and execute successfully, you'll be raking in the dough!

I would definitely recommend this site/article to anyone beginning in the field of designing phone apps.

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