- Television (10 foot)
- Non-screens - Call centre, Shop
- Screen sizes
- standards and conventions
- interaction techniques
- even different fonts (browsers)
- CSS3 Media Queries - integrate the browser for info such as screen size.
- Smart Layout
- Setting MinWIdth
- Swapping styles and templates
What is the right experience for the platform. What are they doing, where are they? How are they constrained? Are they on the bus, the couch, an office chair? Is the phone going to ring at any time that may require the user to leave at any moment? Posture - wandering around (phone), hunched over (tablet), leaning forward, leaning back (couch) Rearrange features or curate them differently (which service to offer) The App/Browser divide Signal what is an optimized experience and what is a "well, if you must" experience. Transition between app and website. Phone more passive Tablet more interactive PC more interactive Is it sustainable to have different products for different platforms or is it better to have a single scalable web solution?
"We don't quite know what their for yet." Snaking/Foraging/Consuming/Creation device? Have attributes of a great input device. Lightweight, instant on, low maintenance, more affordable, easier to use.
Phones give a very small window on the world. (Toilet roll holder)
Less space for navigation controls and context. Web - Unsure how the user arrived at the page so requires more context, navigation, legal terms... A Mobile device will usually have a defined path to a page. Browsers - Don't know what they are looking for (Phone designed mostly for browsing) Searches - Looking for a particular thing - Tasks to achieve. Collectors - Will go through the site from end to end Tasks that: - Can be interrupted - are obviously short
Interaction designGestures - Discoverable, Standard
www.lukew.com/touch (Touch Gesture Reference Guide) Emphasis on direct Manipulation Designing for touch/gesture is more about "Context over chrome" Design for the small or touch screen first (Lowest Common Demoniator) and then enhance it up to other platforms. Should the content or the navigation come first? Mobile - Content first, Navigation last. Larger screen can have navigation first to give context (Orientation)
Platform standards (Native or HTML) When designing for mobile consider contrast as they may be using it outside under bright light.