The importance of the wireframe step in the development process (UX/UI testing)
A well-designed and well-structured app, software, and website attract more users. This is why developers systematically carry out a series of preliminary tests to evaluate the functional aspect of the project before going into details such as colors or graphic presentation.
What is the wireframe step?
Simply put, the wireframe is a basic version of a project’s user interface. At this point, it contains no image or color, just text and simple geometric shapes, if necessary. It evaluates the performance of the application, website or software, including functionality, structure and fluidity. If all goes well, the developers move on to graphic design after this testing phase.
What are UX/UI tests?
UX/UI tests are series of tests performed to evaluate the user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) of an application, software or website and performed on the project’s wireframe. There are several possible approaches to this, including:
- A/B tests which consist of proposing 2 versions of the project to the testers who will then make the necessary comparisons to determine whichone whose features and structure offers the best user experience.
- Usability testing, which involves analyzing the behavior of real users in order to identify possible problems that could complicate the manipulation of the website, software or application.
- Navigation tests that confirm that the interface is smooth and instinctive, so that users can easily find the features they are looking for and access them quickly.
More specifically, what is the purpose of UX/UI testing?
The main objective of UX/UI testing is to determine possible anomalies in the structure and functionality of the project so that the necessary modifications can be made to offer an ergonomic, fluid, instinctive, user-friendly and fully functional website, application or software to end users.
So how important is the wireframe step in the development process?
As mentioned earlier, UX/UI tests are usually performed on the basic version of the project. Thus, the wireframe stage is essential to allow tests to determine the changes necessary to design a website, software or application that is functional and meets the expectations of the public. The goal is to achieve a final product that attracts the maximum number of visitors or users.
At Appwapp, we have been in the web and mobile application development market for over 10 years now. Calling on us means entrusting your project to a team of competent and passionate experts who will do everything possible to satisfy you. For example, they go through all the necessary steps, including the wireframe, in order to design an optimal, attractive and effective end product. We invite you to contact us if you wish to obtain additional information about our services.