I am working on designing my very first Android app for tablets and I wanted to know what all should I know before even opening PS or other programs to design?
The current app that I'm redesigning for has not only as a poor design, but the experience of using the app is very hard to use and requires a lot of training for new users. I could revamp the UI keeping the same look and feel and possibly enhancing the experience as best as possible, but I would rather present a redesign in phases.
I’ve been looking online for guides, but everything is just cluttered and piecing information together is hard because i’m not sure what is the correct order I need to follow.
Of course I want to build a good UI and map out a really good experience for users, but what are the basics from a “designers” standpoint?
What should I start with first?
If my choice is not to use a Android GUI/Template to build from, what design models/techniques should I follow?
Are there any sites that I should use to not only educate myself with how the Android platform is build and its guidelines, but when it comes to usability and design methods? Real life tutorials...