When it comes to custom app design, InVision is a tool we can’t live without. This design collaboration and prototyping tool is awesome, and it offers two critical features that we encourage all of our app design clients to take advantage of: Commenting and Usability Testing.
InVision’s commenting feature makes sharing feedback about your app design very easy. To enter comment mode, click the little on/off slider at the bottom right of the screen. Then you can tap on any spot on the page to leave a comment about it, which will look like this:
You can leave multiple comments per page, so it’s easy to share feedback about different areas of the same screen.
Once we put the app design in InVision, then we link all of the navigation together so the buttons and gestures work like they would in the fully developed app. Even mobile gestures like swiping to the left or right, double tapping, and swiping up or down work just like they would in a real mobile app.
If your design is for a website or web app, then you’ll be able to use the prototype through any web browser to test the user experience. If you have a mobile app design, then you’ll want to take advantage of a very cool ability: you can send the prototype to your phone and experience what it will be like as a real app on a mobile device.
Depending on which display mode you’re in, you’ll either click the mobile phone icon or a “Share” button at the bottom right of the screen. Then enter your phone number to receive a text message with a link that will allow you to test the prototype on your phone.
Other Notable Features
InVision has several other great features that you might want to try, too: