Being an Interaction Designer in the iPhone applications world

18 Nov 2009 - 2:26pm
4 years ago
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Pietro Desiato
2008

Hi all,

I'd like to know if any of you have some experience with iPhone
interaction design. To me, it looks like iPhone applications are
sometimes dominated by devs that are able to create their apps
without any help. Obviously, I am referring to what it looks like an
early stage of the iPhone application design. Where early means
functionalities and extra features but not studying, testing and
finding the best interface solutions (with the necessary exceptions
ofc). Is my perception wrong and if so do you have some suggestions
on how IxDers can integrate into design processes when they're based
on a cultural layer that it's not mature yet?

thanks!

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18 Nov 2009 - 7:34pm
Mike Hales
2009

Hey Pietro

Just finished an app for a client and IxD was central as we did
personas, user interviews, user testing on paper prototypes, physical
tests (wide - outdoors, closer - handling and mounting the ohone
itself, closer - interaction with app (button size etc) we were
working with wheelchair users) as well as environment research etc.
All before a 0 or 1 was written in code.

So, the space is maturing pretty quickly in terms of applying UCD and
we're certainly getting plenty of calls from folks keen to integrate
an iPhone/Android app as part of wider digital and physical offering.

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18 Nov 2009 - 3:07pm
Anonymous

Our company is just looking at iPhone apps - we've only designed a
couple so far and none have escaped development yet - but I guess
we're lucky in that our developers realize that the standard for
design on the iPhone has to be so fluid and simple that they''re
reluctant to proceed without a design and storyboard ahead of time.

I would hope it's not unusual for iPhone development. Developers
understand that this is a different arena where there has to bee
design and elegance. There may be over 100,000 apps out there, but
most do not sell enough to make a profit - only the really good ones
work and sell well.

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29 Apr 2010 - 3:35am
ShaneU
2010

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