As a business owner, you may have a clear vision for your startup in your brain and know exactly how you want the website to look, but it may be difficult to convey that vision to your software developer.
It can be challenging to explain yourself or put your ideas into words. Although most clients are excellent at conveying their business vision, there are occasions when they lack the knowledge necessary to fully articulate their needs when it comes to websites and mobile apps.
Business owners risk being shocked and even disappointed if they give total control over a software developer and the outcome diverges from the original plan.
Entrepreneurs should know the basics when it comes to drawing, wireframing, and prototyping their concepts for websites and application screens to reduce misunderstandings and save time and money.
These 5 tips will help you as an entrepreneur communicate more effectively with your software developer:
Use Sketch boards
The easy method of sketch boarding doesn’t involve any technology. You should brainstorm the specific components of the user interface and sketch up each of your application displays using nontechnical tools such as pen and paper.
These will help you to quickly sketch down several various concepts without thinking about how they will turn out, talk to your team about them, and then choose the best one.
The “user flow” should then be created. This relates to the user’s interaction and navigation of all the displays and pages in your application.
When outlining the user experience, tools like templates and specific markers can be used. Your sketches are referred to as a storyboard, and the goal of a storyboard is to determine the best way for a user to complete a specific task. Sketches can be moved about easily, allowing you to quickly explore a wide range of options.
Use cases in business
These describe how you should respond in certain circumstances. For instance, you might wish to specify how users buy the tickets, how payments are handled, and how reimbursements are given if your web application includes an event registration process.
These contextual use cases must be defined for your software developer because he or she is unlikely to be conversant with the internal workings of your company.
A wireframe is a graphic representation of a web page’s structure and functions. The content design, page elements, and website navigation system are typically included in a wireframe, which also illustrates how they interact.
Developers can include notes and more information about particular features and interactions using annotations, which are symbols.
Using PowerPoint or other advanced layout tools, you may create wireframe layouts. To assist you with this process, if this is difficult, you can get the services of a wireframe specialist, also referred to as a user experience designer.
Flowcharts are useful
Every stage of the procedure is represented by a symbol in a flowchart. Arrows indicating the direction of the process flow connect the symbols to one another.
You should utilize flowcharts as an entrepreneur to show developers the intended workflows and processes.
Discussing flowcharts with your developers will help you find any problems, obstacles, or inadequacies in the process.
Click prototypes with links
Clickable wireframes in click-through prototypes let users interact with the interfaces. Making a wireframe for each of your pages is the first step.
The links feature offered by the majority of wireframe tools can then be used to link the pages together. By bringing the displays to life, prototypes enable you to visualize and comprehend the issue you are attempting to address, as well as any prospective usability problems.
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