5 Top Tips for New App Designers


So you have a great idea for an app. Fantastic! Pick up a pen and a sketchbook or just a big sheet of paper. Not sure where to start? Follow these tips from Taptalk CEO Onno Faber

First ask yourself…

What is the most important thing for people to do in your app?

What happens when people open your app? What do they see?

What if there was only one button? What would you want that button to do?


Try to draw the home screen. When you’ve worked out what will happen when people leave that screen, draw another screen.


Ask other people what they think of your design.

Always make notes of their observations so you can know how to make it better.

TapTalk’s latest app, STREET, is a collective drawing app. Inspired by street art, it’s an infinite canvas where people can draw and instantly share their creations. Download to get started at getstrt.com

Onno Faber mentored girls learning to make apps at CyberGarage Girls Make Apps class in San Anselmo, California.

img_1916Kidscontent owner Claire Comins is leading this class. For more info, see www.thecybergarage.com