Mobile UX design resources

15 Jul 2011 - 3:54am
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Graham Sear
2010

Hi,

Does anyone have any recommendations for smartphone design books/resources for the full UCD process i.e. concept, user flow, IA, production, testing, etc?

Thanks

Graham

 

 

 

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15 Jul 2011 - 3:58am
gabrielgm
2011
15 Jul 2011 - 7:22am
Maurice
2009

Here are a few:

The Mobile Design Process
http://mobile.tutsplus.com/tutorials/mobile-design-tutorials/the-mobile-...

MobileTuts
http://mobile.tutsplus.com/

jQuery Touch-Optimized Web Framework for Smartphones & Tablets
http://jquerymobile.com/demos/1.0b1/#/demos/1.0b1/

The Dos and Do Nots of Mobile Applications
http://www.getelastic.com/mobile-app-dos-donts/

iPad Apps Dos and Don'ts
http://www.uxbooth.com/blog/ipad-app-dos-and-donts/

Considerations for Mobile Design
http://www.uxbooth.com/blog/considerations-for-mobile-design-part-1-speed/

Best sites ti get mobile resources
http://www.ekoob.com/best-sites-to-get-mobile-resources-4523/

Smartphone Infographic
http://rww.readwriteweb.netdna-cdn.com/assets_c/2011/06/the-intellegent-...

14 Differences Between Mobile Search & Desktop Search Results
http://searchengineland.com/14-differences-between-smartphone-search-des...

Best Practices for Designing Mobile Touch Screen Applications
http://www.usercentric.com/news/2011/06/15/best-practices-designing-mobi...

Stencils and UI Elements
http://designmodo.com/30-free-web-mobile-ui-element-kits-and-stencils-fo...

Wireframe Tools and Kits
http://www.smashingapps.com/2011/02/02/50-free-web-ui-mobile-ui-wirefram...

Books
http://www.amazon.com

There are tons of stuff out there to assist you.
Hope this helped. :)

-mo-

16 Jul 2011 - 3:24am
Ivan Burmistrov
2009

We maintain a list of resources on mobile and handheld usability:

http://interux.com/library/Mobile_Usability.htm

17 Jul 2011 - 6:40am
Jan Dittrich
2010

The UCD process remains the basically the same – but you do interviews, ethnographic research etc. on mobile use of devices etc.

General Considerations:

Challenges of Interface Design for Mobile Devices » Yahoo! User Interface Blog (YUIBlog)
Four Key Principles of Mobile User Experience Design - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design

iOS Human Interface Guidelines: Introduction

 General overviews on the Design process for mobile Devices can be found at:

Forum Nokia - Design and User Experience

Information on designing for touchscreens are rare and there are a lot of untested assumptions out there ("gestures are always intuively understood" and the like)

This Don Norman Essay points out some common pitfalls: NUI Are Not Natural

Button Sizes for Touchscreens: Ubunutu Guidelines for Touch Interfaces; Target sizes

 

 

17 Jul 2011 - 8:07am
Ali Naqvi
2008

Mobile Design and Development: Practical concepts and techniques for creating mobile sites and web apps (Animal Guide) by Brian Fling.

19 Jul 2011 - 5:58am
Graham Sear
2010

Hi all,

Thanks a lot for the resource list, really helpful :)

Cheers

Graham

22 Jul 2011 - 11:05am
matthewlarn
2008

I found a site that has tons of ebooks on any subject, including mobile UX design. Check it out at www.library.nu.
The books aren't the most up to date, but they tend to be good enough. Not sure about the legality either, but it's really nice to just pop these onto my iPad and go.


Matthew StephensCo-Founder, deviantART.comwww.uxdoneright.com

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