The question is simple. The answer is somewhat more complex.
In a recent article in Smashing Magazine, Danish designer Michael Flarup says, “People tend to think about building apps the way they think about building a house.” A better metaphor, he proposes, is composing a symphony.
App design must not—indeed, cannot—be separate from app development.
So he wrote, in his words, “A top level, somewhat simplified, and very honest overview of the steps involved in designing an app.”
I highly recommend this excellent, readable article: What Everyone Should Know About The Process Behind App Design
This article was previously published on LinkedIn Pulse (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-do-you-go-designing-app-dail-magee-jr)