الاثنين، 3 أغسطس، 2015

10 Great Online Resources for App UI Design

You’ve got a great idea and have decided to build a mobile app. You got stuck on UI design? Relax.. You’re not the only one with the similar problems. Aconitum Mobile team is here to help you. Planning and wireframing your mobile website or application is an essential part of a successful UI design process. It can help save you money (on design and development costs), expand initial ideas, build structure and functionality and effectively gather invaluable early feedback.
Here’s a list of 10 great websites that can help you create your wireframes and UI design ideas, or give you some insights about design in general.

Wireframe

01. Proto.io

Proto is a dedicated mobile prototyping platform to build and deploy fully interactive mobile app prototypes and simulations that resemble the finished product. It runs in most web browsers and features three main interfaces: dashboard, editor and the player. The dashboard is the interface where you manage projects. The editor is the building environment that comes with a set of tools to design and develop the prototypes and build interactions. The player is used for viewing and interacting with the prototype and offers tools for annotating and leaving feedback.
You can test your prototype directly on real mobile devices, and run it in full screen mode using (free) browser apps for both iOS or Android devices.

02. Fluid UI

One of the captivating tools for designing interactive prototypes is Fluid UI. This Wireframing tool helps in creating wireframes for all the latest platforms including iOS, Android and Windows 8. To make your wireframes more realistic, this application comes with User interface elements along with numerous transitions. A lot of resources are available for the designers and developers who can use it to share what they are creating at a real time. You can export and publish your UI designs among members of your team to get suggestions and appreciations.

03. Just In Mind

One of the fascinating wireframe tools used among worldwide developers is “Just in Mind”. This tool is not only used on the mobile devices but developers can use it over websites and tablets. Dynamic wireframes creation, their simulation and getting instant feedback are easy through this tool. It comes with an option of widgets and developers can create their own library using these widgets.

04. Indigo Studio

Fast UI prototyping and interaction design tool. Helps you quickly and simply explore and create functional, animated UI prototypes while maintaining the focus on user experience at every step. With Indigo Studio you can create storyboards with over 100 different scenes, wireframes with built-in interactive controls, and prototypes for your desktop, web, and mobile apps.

Inspiration

05. Android Niceties

is a collection of the best Android app UI designs, great for the times when you need a bit of inspiration to start a new design. The screen shots are nicely presented and represent apps from all categories such as weather apps, news apps and much more.

06. Inspired UI

is another app UI design gallery. Here, you can see more than 1,000 screenshots of real mobile applications. Featuring amazing designs for both Android and iOS, if you ever need a boost in inspiration and creativity, just take a glimpse at Inspired UI.

07. Lovely UI

The Lovely UI website offers popular mobile applications and user interface elements such as buttons, lists, popovers and others.

Blogs

08. App Design Vault

is a blog full of incredible app design information. It contains information on both the development and UI design aspects of app development and it also links to resources you can use in your workflow.
App Design Vault also offers templates and other professional app design products to help you create the best UI design possible for your app.

09. Beautiful Pixels

is a website that celebrates digital designs and the beauty of the pixel. The website covers a wide range of devices and topics but there are a lot of useful mobile app design resources. Beautiful Pixels often showcases the best in UI design, but they also link to some incredibly useful resources.

10. Creative Bloq

has an extensive library of fantastic tutorials you can try to familiarize yourself with app design and development. As you spend time completing these tutorials you will become more comfortable with creating effective UI designs.

Learning App UI Design

Learning app UI design can be a bit tricky because it is a blend of technology and psychology. Good UI design must function well, but it must also make sense to the user so it is immediately accessible. Hopefully these resources will help to get thing started on your design. Have fun building effective user interfaces and possibly revealing new resources to use in your workflow.

 

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