I've just started designing apps and still learning my way through. I'm now doing a project that it is quite complex, so this was the rough process:
- Understanding of client's requirements and research.
- Detailed navigation map with most essential functionality of each screen.
- Client and developers iteration and approval
- I created about 7 photoshop screen designs on tablet and 2 spec screens with most general styles that can be applied throughout the app.The total amount of screens is about 25.
So I wonder in this phase:
- Is it necessary to design each screen for tablet and mobile?
- Is it valid to, since developers have the general styles spec, to maybe draw a screen on paper just to give them idea of how it would look?
- Is it a normal practice to leave some screens out and then sit with the developer to just refine the looks, increase paddings here and there, work out better ways to display or navigate on tablet or mobile?
I appreciated any input, just mind that although this forum usually seeks the very best practices in the industry, the best practice doesn't always suit every single company, especially when there are time constraints so designers and devs have to often be creative and rethink process for different projects.