Designing Tapworthy Mobile Apps and Websites

A session at Workshop: Designing Tapworthy Mobile Apps and Websites

Friday 21st June, 2013

9:00am to 5:00pm (EST)

From first concept to polished pixel, learn to create mobile apps and websites that delight. The workshop explores the practical principles of mobile and touchscreen design, teaching you to “think mobile” by planning and creating app interfaces in tune with the psychology and ergonomics of an audience on the go. Through a day of hands-on exercises, you’ll learn to conceive and refine an app’s interface and user experience in tune with the needs of a mobile audience… and their fingers and thumbs.

Who it’s for: This workshop isn’t (only) for geeks. The workshop’s interdisciplinary approach is appropriate for everyone involved in the mobile design process: designers, programmers, managers, marketers, clients. The workshop takes a hands-on approach to intermediate and advanced design concepts but requires no specific technical know-how. Experienced designers and newcomers alike will uncover the shifts in mindset and technique required to craft a great mobile app.

What you’ll learn: The workshop will equip you to ask the right questions (and find the right answers) to make aesthetic, technical, and usability decisions that will make your apps a pleasure to use. You’ll learn:

  • The expectations of a mobile audience
  • The ergonomic demands of designing for touch
  • How to cope with the reduced real estate left in the wake of giant touch targets
  • Unique considerations for designing for tablets
  • Emerging gesture conventions and design patterns for both apps and web
  • How to make gestures discoverable by educating users with contextual cues
  • Designing for sensors, the superpowers of mobile devices

About the speaker

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Josh Clark

Designer, mobile maven, 11th strongest man in Maine, author of Tapworthy, Couch to 5K creator, sweetheart (@LizaK).

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Time 9:00am5:00pm EST

Date Fri 21st June 2013

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Books by speaker

  • Tapworthy
  • Best iPhone Apps
  • iWork '09: The Missing Manual

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