A one of a kind UI UX design agency serving Startups to Fortune 500s
Our Human Centered UI UX Design Process
When brands are fighting for user’s screen space, we take a creative approach to stand out. Our UI UX design solution is planned to solve the user problem. We categorize it in three major segments - ideation, inspiration, and execution. Sky IT Development’s main tenet is to understand the user behavior and putting ourselves in the end-user situation to manifest all these categories. The result - an unconventional UI and UX design solution that is embraced by end-users.
1. Strategy Workshop
Whether creating a new product from scratch or revamping current experience, we work as a UI UX consultant to have a collaborative approach involving key stakeholders to get everybody’s knowledge and understanding of the project. This brings alignment in terms of end-user persona and business needs.
2. Defining User Persona
Knowing the users first
To understand your requirement better, we create detailed user personas to define your audiences. We believe it is a crucial responsibility as a leading UI UX design agency. Then, we devise the outcome to do further qualitative and quantitative research and analytics.
3. Empathy Mapping
Walking into users’ shoes
The benefits of doing empathy mapping are manifold. We believe it removes bias from our designs and aligns the team on a single, shared understanding of the user’s empathy like what they head, see, does or listen. We then discover weaknesses in our research, uncovers user needs that the user themselves may not even be aware of, understand what drives users’ behaviors which finally guides us towards what user is feeling or thinking.
4. Analysing Competitor Landscape
Identifying what to and what not to
It’s important to identify who you are competing with. This helps in defining both offensive and defensive strategic context to identify opportunities and threats. The way we do it: identify potential competitors and their target customers, specify key matrices or competencies and assign each one a score. Then rate each of them on the identified matrices and plan on what we need to do and what not in the UI UX product design planning.
5. Mind Mapping and Card Sorting
Divergence to Convergence
This is the step where we involve product owners, developers, managers and finally designers to throw every data we’ve collected on the wall. We then group each of them on sticky notes/cards. The sorted map should have similar and related components of an application in chunks giving us a base to form a menu structure from a high-level view. The Result? A seamless UX that is approved by everyone. No wonder why we call ourselves masters in user experience design.
6. Architecting Information
Building the application map
Information Architecture helps us in creating a plan that prevents findability and usability disasters - leading to costly redesigns. This is why incorporate Information Architecture a.k.a. IA as a huge part of our UI UX design services. It helps us to focus on organizing, structuring and labeling content in an effective way so that users find information and complete intended tasks.
7. Low Fidelity Sketches.
Building screen blueprint
Once the Information Architecture is detailed out, we have a fair understanding of how to compose a screen. We start to create fast and cheap on-paper prototypes incorporating navigation, content, and action for each user requirement. This activity helps us in getting early feedbacks from our stakeholders, rectify mistakes and iterate so as to reduce rework at later stages.
8. High Fidelity Wireframing
Screen and flow detailing
We further transform the paper prototypes into high fidelity wireframes. This helps in detailing out the screens in its exact shape and style. Alongside, we build a click-through prototype to define the flow which becomes the sole reference for our visual design experts. This is an integral step of our web design service to manifest the possible outcome.
9. Defining UI Guidelines
The guidesheet for developers
The next step is setting up the color palette, typography, call-to-action buttons, notifications and alerts, icons and possibly every component of a user interface. We draft a customized UI guide-sheet helps our UI UX developers to work independently. This, in turn, reduces frequent follow-ups with designers. That’s how we carefully design your web and mobile applications.