Applications now have to live across a spectrum of devices. At the extreme we can either build one interface that spans them all or build very custom interfaces for each device. This presents challenges in how we design our interfaces. The good news is that the same universal design principles hold true whether we are using our hands, fingers, mice, trackpads, remotes or keyboards. They also hold true whether we are viewing them on a mobile device, tablet, laptop or across the room on a TV.
While the underlying design principles remain the same the context does drive the application of these principles. Some design principles are more important for devices than for a web application. And certain design patterns are more critical to a TV experience than to a mobile experience.
In this talk on “Designing for Mice and Men: UX Patterns for Devices, Browsers and TVs,” WebVisions veteran Bill Scott will explore interaction design patterns & idioms that are emerging across a range of devices and extract the key design principles at work across all. Best practices & guidelines will be presented for designing rich experiences across the spectrum of devices available to our applications today.