I'm designing Interaction models, process flows and interfaces for an
application that can potentially be an online app or an installed one
(depending on capability, performance needs). From a design perspective,
should there be a difference between the two? There are of course inherent
interface elements in each type and technical limitations with a browser
based app (that are fast disappearing?). A quick look at tools that exist in
both formats (word processors, presentations, spreadsheets, image editing)
shows little difference between the two.