5 Key Principles for Designing Mobile Experiences

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15+ years experience, User Research, Print, Interactive TV, Desktop Software, Web Content and, Applications for Blackberry, iPhone, iPad and Android.

  • I used to design within a process that looked like this
  • with teams that were organized like this
  • and produce documentation that looked like this
  • I now design within a process that looks like this
  • with teams that are organized like this
  • and produce documentation that looked likes this
  • “I’m digging a trench and moving dirt.”
  • “I’m laying pipes.”
  • “I’m pouring concrete.”
  • “I’m designing luxury condominium skyscraper.”
  • Share a common vision. Ownership of the product vision is shared by the whole team.
  • “I’m making a red vase.”
  • "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Leonardo da Vinci Keep it simple.
  • Short periods of use and focused activity
  • Articulate Spontaneous
  • Articulate Geo-sensitive
  • A new utility
  • Remain focused. Organize resources by product, not by function.
  • Put it all together
  • Communicate frequently. Sketch as a team, then build, test, and refine.
  • Shared workspace
  • Document necessities. CSS, Patterns, Flows, etc.
  • Share a common vision. Keep it simple. Remain focused. Communicate frequently. Document necessities.

IN CONCLUSION

  1. Share a common vision.
  2. Keep it simple.
  3. Remain focused.
  4. Communicate frequently.
  5. Document necessities.