Mobile Design Best Practices

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August 27, 2012

Mobile Design Best Practices

A talk I gave at Charlotte User Experience Meetup Group on what makes a great mobile app or site.

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Joshua Mauldin

August 27, 2012
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  1. 4.

    Mobile apps give a focused, quick and beautiful experience that

    you don’t usually get on the web. Tuesday, August 28, 12
  2. 6.

    Yep. Science-based chart using hearts from The Legend of Zelda

    to represent how many chances users are willing to give you Nope. Tuesday, August 28, 12
  3. 13.

    Mobile Design Best Practice #3 The fold is dead. Kind

    of. Well, mostly. Tuesday, August 28, 12
  4. 14.

    Mobile Design Best Practice #4 Ask people to save only

    when it’s absolutely necessary. Tuesday, August 28, 12
  5. 18.

    Standard gestures you can use Tap & Hold Single Tap

    Double Tap Flick Scroll Zoom Pinch Swipe Tuesday, August 28, 12
  6. 19.

    Mobile Design Best Practice #7 Please God don’t abuse Push

    notifications. Tuesday, August 28, 12
  7. 21.

    Mobile Design Best Practice #8 Figure out where your app

    settings will live. Tuesday, August 28, 12
  8. 23.

    Mobile Design Best Practice #9 Don’t make users read a

    manual to use your app. Tuesday, August 28, 12
  9. 29.

    Mobile Design Best Practice #10 Use the built-in apps as

    a starting point. Tuesday, August 28, 12
  10. 31.

    Mobile Design Best Practice #12 Use caution when creating your

    own design patterns. Tuesday, August 28, 12
  11. 32.

    So, how do I use this thing? Wait, books are

    under music? Tuesday, August 28, 12
  12. 39.

    Example of how left-aligned form labels fail on mobile devices

    Thanks to @uxmovement for the image Tuesday, August 28, 12
  13. 55.

    Put an ad on it is the new put a

    bird on it Tuesday, August 28, 12
  14. 63.

    Don’t create a multi-segment back button Make the button the

    title of the previous screen Tuesday, August 28, 12
  15. 64.

    Mobile Design Best Practice #the end Have fun. Go make

    something great. Tuesday, August 28, 12
  16. 67.

    Resources • UXMovement • Apple Human Interface Guidelines • Android

    Design • Mobile Patterns Tuesday, August 28, 12