Phase 1. Gathering Information: Purpose, Main Goals, and Target Audience
Determine mobile app goals and success metrics
What do we do?
- Send you The Data Duck App Thinkathon
This includes questions like
- What problem (or problems) will your app solve for your customers?
- What features will it include?
- What is your app’s core appeal?
- What platform (or platforms) will you use?
- What are your competitors doing? Do they have apps? If so, what features do they offer?
- What is your overall app development budget?
- What is your timeline for development? When will you launch your app?
- How will you market and promote your app?
- Once we receive the app thinkathon, we work with you to -create a functional requirements document and a quote
If you need help with research, contact us! We provide product research services.
What do you need to do
- Set time aside with your team and brainstorm your way through the app thinkathon
Expert tip: In many cases, determining your app’s features and benefits is a balancing act between your overall app development budget and your in-house capabilities. However, when it comes to prioritizing functionality, research shows that app design should emphasize customer engagement over exclusive services.
Once you’ve decided upon your feature-set and your app’s MVP (Minimum Viable Product) with our strategy team, our business analysts create user stories (an idea of how people will use your app and what they will use it for. These stories outline a user and their end-goal, as well as the pages/navigation they use to achieve this goal) and a quote. The quote depends on our engagement type .
Phase 2. Planning: Wireframe Creation
We use the Functional requirements Document as a guide to wireframe the app. The Data Duck’s wireframing process helps refine the ideas and arrange all components of the design in the right way. This process help us develop a clear understanding of how proposed features and ideas fuse together into a functional app. Wireframes helps us demonstrate the relationship between each screen and how the users will navigate through the app.We focus on the user experience and keep in mind the differences in the way people use a mobile app versus a mobile website.
What do we do
Send you module wise wireframes
What do you do
Go through the wireframes and give us feedback
A prototype When we say prototype, we don’t mean a fully-designed and functional app. The prototype at this stage should be designed around specific features or functions that are the most important for your project, so they can be tested and validated after you begin development.
Phase 3. Technical Architecture, Cybersecurity plan and Tech Stack
Our technical architect and cybersecurity specialists use the wireframes as a guide for the backend structures we’ll need to create to support your app—think APIs, data diagrams, servers, data integration, and push notification services.
Phase 4: Visual design
Here we select design elements, such as color scheme & typography that's both attractive & easy to use. Our decisions are based on scientific reasons specific to the personas developed by UX designers.
Phase 5: Development
Develop according to the engagement method you’ve chosen - ideally in sprints that get you to your users quickly. Building rapid and easy iterations of your app allows your product to be tested with real users so you can adapt it based on their feedback.
Working in this way will save you a lot of time and money as changes can be made in the most efficient way, rather than coming to the final build and realising you need to make a bunch of changes.
Phase 6: Testing
We test the app as a whole and fix any bugs that may arise
Phase 7: Deployment
The time taken during the deployment stage in the process can be broken down into two main areas: submission and review
While submitting your app to either the App Store or the Google Play Store, you’ll need to create a developer account and share a few things:
- Company and contact info
Our graphic design team can help you with the screenshots, icons and demonstrations.
up to 2 weeks
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When the success of your product hinges on having a great user experience, the only option is to work with...
I’ve seen founders struggle to hire great designers and UX consultants because of the fierce competition. When the success of your product hinges on having a great user experience, the only option is to work with a specialist UX agency. But many good UX design companies who do excellent work fly under the radar and get new projects only through word of mouth. The Data Duck is one such firm.
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Ritu David crafted digital products that aided critical decision making at the highest levels of government. We respect her aptitude as a data scientist and who understands human behaviour on digital platforms and thank her for her contribution.
Co-Founder and Co-CEO Calm App
Ritu and her team ran product sprints with us and co-created our GTM version of the Calm website.
Ritu and her team ran product sprints with us and co-created our GTM version of the Calm website. Their design sensibilities and strong understanding of human behaviour played a large role in the success of our product. While we have grown into having our own teams, we reach out to Ritu as a consultant from time to time. She has been part of our product design journey from the beginning.
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