Step-by-Step Guide on Creating User Flow

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Peter Martinez updated on 2020-09-25 17:19:49

User flow helps designers to understand and predict the non-physical patterns of users to create products that allow the state of flow. They can be called user flow, UX flows, or flow charts. They are diagrams that display the complete way a user takes when using a product. It lays out the movement of the users through the product, mapping out each step taken from the entry point to the final outcome such as purchasing a product or signing up for an account. Each point on the user’s journey is stood for by a node in the flow chart. The nodes have shapes that show a particular process.

What is User Flow in UX Design?

Studying the user flow UI of a website or an app is very useful. The main benefit of designing a product is where users can get in the zone quickly is the ability to increase the probability of a user purchasing or signing up for the client’s product. It also enhances the ease of movement through your platform making sure the user’s time isn’t wasted looking for the next move.

User flow UX design is synthesized early during the planning stages of the design-after user research has been done. They form a key part of the foundations on which your products are built and can serve as a recommendation for other designers. Once you have acquired all data from user testing, user Flow helps in determining the screens needed, the order they should appear in, and the components that are needed. By the time you get to create user flow, your affinity, empathy mapping, and personal development would be completed. Flow charts can be made for the existing user flow UI to promote UX or clear the troubles users are having with the interface.

Presenting a comprehensive flow chart can help to validate your design solutions to your colleagues. Designs are constantly being revised and user flow may be frequently edited when necessary.


The Best User Flow UX Design Tool

The best user flow UX design tool is Wondershare Mockitt. It is an online prototyping tool that will empower your design journey, present new ideas, make your concept valid, and implement the design. Wondershare Mockitt’s main features include:

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1.Asset Library

Here, you can enjoy bountiful assets for free. Plentiful widgets and icons can be used directly. No experience is needed to create prototypes. The templates are continually updated. With Wondershare Mockitt, you can easily customize your widgets, save, and reuse them with a just click. Soon, you will be able to share a design system with the team jointly to manage, maintain, and update assets. This makes the designers consistently.

2.Design

Design prototypes build dynamic effects quickly without coding knowledge. You can make interactions and interface designs so fast. You can also import design files directly and add interactions.

3.Efficient Presentation and Review

In this feature, you can frame your prototype with the device shell prompt a real interactive experience. The black and white full-screen demonstration mode is used to highlight your proposal. Others can view your prototypes on mobile phones or computers. This is achieved when you share a link or QR code. You can also set permissions and passwords to restrict viewers.

When the other party is a member of the enterprise, they can comment and collect feedback on the prototypes. The HTML demo package can be downloaded with one click. You can also experience steadily without an internet connection

4.Cloud Editing

You don’t need to download the software to use it. You can log in using a browser. The experience is the same. No need to save the user flow anywhere, anytime. With one account you can work from wherever you are. The system automatically saves all the changes.

No more sending of files manually. You only need to send a link and the others will edit or view the project. They will also give immediate feedback.

5.Handoff

Wondershare Mockit automatically provides and multi-platform codes. The color picker can identify and record color. Handoff allows the manual input of the font size of HTML. It allows designers to focus on the real UX design user flow and not do some repetitive work.

6.Multi-member collaboration

Here you can edit and manage products with your team members in Wondershare Mockit enterprise. You can see the number of views and the activities going on the app. The enterprise owns the data. Members can be managed. The multi-level permission management will make you balance the privacy and publicity of the projects. It has a 128-bit SSL protocol for data transmission encryption.


How to Create a User Flow

Step 1: Create a New Project

You can create prototypes for mobile (iOS/Android), iPad, Web, TV, or watch. You can also customize the project size for any screen.

When you log in, click “Create Project” to start prototyping. You may create a blank project, choose the device type, and name the project. You may choose “create project from demos”.

Click “Blank project”. Choose whether you want to create it in a mobile, tablet, web page, TV, watch, others, or customize. Followed by size. Then click the “create” button.

Click on “settings” in the project. Change the project name, the device type/size, and save. If you change the size of the screen, adjust it manually.

Step 2: Design the User Flow

  • Add Widgets and Icons

On the left, there are fast widgets. There are three ways to add widgets to canvas. Double click widgets˃ drag the widgets to the canvas˃ press the hotkeys and draw.

On the right, build-in widgets, my widgets, and icons are the type of assets found. There are two ways to add them. Double click the widgets˃ drag the widgets to the canvas.

To edit the widgets, click a widget and edit its properties in the inspector panel.

To save the widget, add it to “my widget” library in the following ways: drag the widget to “My widget” panel and Right-click the widget to “Add to widgets”.

  • Add Links between Screens

1.There are two ways to do it. Choose one widget, then click “New link” in the link panel on the right. Then set the gesture, action, target screen/state, and animation for the widget.

2.Drag the link icon on the left of the widget to the target screen. Then adjust the gesture, action, target, screen/state, and animation on the link panel.

To convert widget to master:

1.Right-click the widget to “create master”.

2.The master will be saved in the master library. Drag the master canvas to create its instances.

3.To change the Master, click “edit”.

  • To Add Notes:

1.Use the “sticky” in the build-in widget library.

2.Input texts in the “sticky”.

3.The “sticky” is viewable in preview mode.

Creative interactive animations

Use dynamic widgets to create interaction animation. Animation effects of dynamic widgets and screen states are achieved by the state. It affects the widgets on the whole screen, and the animation effect will only affect the widgets within the dynamic widgets. Users are recommended to use dynamic widgets to achieve interactive effects.

  • To make animations using dynamic widget:

1.Create a new widget. Click the “widget” icon beside the inspector panel then click “new widget” to create a new widget and name it.

2.Create states of the widgets. Click the “state” icon and the state panel will pop up. Click “new state” to create a new state.

3.Link the states. Drag the “link” icon to the target state. You can also adjust the animation settings in the link panel.

Step 3: Preview the User Flow

To preview it on a pc:

  • Click “preview” on the top toolbar
  • Adjust the preview settings such as “page scroll”, “highlight on click”, “sticky”, and “shell”.
  • To get a more immersive presentation effect, click “full screen”.

To preview it on mobile:

  • Click the “share” button to get the sharing link and the QR code of the project.
  • Open the link on your mobile or scan the QR code to preview the prototype.
  • Download and install Wondershare Mockit player. Log in and view the prototype.

To preview offline, there are three ways to do it.

  • Download the HTML demo package. Click “download” and download “HTML5 zip”. Use chrome to view the index.html file.
  • Download APK. Click “download” and get “Android APK” and send it to an Android device and install it.
  • Use “Wondershare Mockit player”

Step 4: Share the User Flow

  • Click the “share” button. You will get a QR code or a link.
  • Send the link or QR code to others.
  • You may change the “privacy” settings as you wish.
  • You can also download your prototype and send the offline file.

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