Chapter 5. Starting a New App

This chapter marks the start of the real process behind designing and developing an app. Here, you will take a goal-driven approach, defining exactly what you are trying to accomplish to make sure each subsequent decision enforces your goals. This chapter is focused on the user experience (or UX) and information hierarchy to provide a solid foundation for the app.

Defining Goals

The most important part of creating a new app is deciding on goals. What are the goals of the users who actually use the app and what are the goals of the app from a product perspective? A surprising number of apps are designed without strongly defined goals. Typically, this process starts out okay but becomes challenging as specific design ...

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