A hurried decision to outsource the mobile app development can end up with an unsatisfactory final product or mobile application. However, besides hiring resources, outsourcing is considered a good alternative which is trending. Let us discuss some key points or guidelines to choose the right application development process that will reward a great user experience (UX) which is critical to success.
Traditional UX techniques used during rapid bursts of development may not work often, as it does not enjoy the time needed to deliver the great user experience. This is when Lean UX becomes immensely useful where Agile development methods are used to work on a project.
About Lean UX. Lean UX is focused on the experience the design can provide unlike traditional UX which focuses on deliverables. Lean UX calls for more collaboration between team members. The focus is on obtaining continual feedback as early as it can be got, to work in rapid cycles of iterations. Lean UX imitates these iterative cycles to make sure the feedback data is used in each iteration.
Unlike traditional UX based upon requirement and deliverables laid down at the start, Lean UX aims at producing changes to improve the product and the outcomes. Dropping focus on requirement, the team uses problem statement to lead to a set of assumptions, that are used to create hypothesis.
Research & Testing. Assumptions are basically statements of what we think is true. When you get the team to state the problem, they get ideas to solve the problem and the answers form the assumptions. The hypothesis is created to test the assumptions. If there is no way to prove the hypothesis, we may find the outcomes not defined clearly and we may be in the wrong direction. It removes the confusion in the design process.
Every idea is tested with the evidence criteria clearly determined. If evidence is not there, the idea is dropped and another tried out. By understanding hypothesis and expectations from it, the team will wait to see if it is true.
Minimum Viable Product. In Lean UX the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is a core concept. The most basic version of the concept is built for the project. It will be abandoned if no results are found. This version is the MVP that can be incorporated to help go forward with design and development. This concept works well with Agile development.
Just as traditional UX, user research & testing is done, but the approach is quick-fire. Research responsibilities are spread widely across the app development team, to increase the level of understanding for the UX work being done.
This is just a simple overview of Lean UX as there is lot more to it. Nevertheless, these basic concepts will help you to start moving in the right direction for your application development project and for implementing Lean UX in an Agile environment.
To Conclude. Creative discussion of the team during development has the objective to build a user-friendly, responsive mobile application that offers great user experience acceptable by the target audience. The above processes will help you in finding the right resources or partner for development. Our team at mobileappoutsourcing can help develop your app for a specific purpose or your business idea. Kindly submit the enquiry form found in our website. We’ll contact you within a short time.