Explore the Future of the Web

Tablet First

You've tried "mobile first" design (or at least you've heard of it), but what do you do when the majority of your users spend a good deal of time on a device that is three times as wide as a smartphone: the tablet?
This workshop explores a variation of this approach called "Tablet First," in which experiences are designed holistically and are prototyped and implemented initially on gesture-based tablets. Because the tablet form factor shares some characteristics both with smaller handsets and larger desklaps, solving problems for these devices lays a good foundation for extending the experience out across the full spectrum of touchpoints.

Attendees will take away the following insights:

  • Before "mobile first" or "tablet first" what really comes first?
  • How do you design for mobile users instead of for mobile devices?
  • What are the advantages of laying out screens for the tablet form factor first?
  • What is growing faster on the web today, smartphone traffic or tablet traffic?
  • When is it better to design for a handheld instead of a tablet first?

Requirements: tablet (if at all possible)

Level: Intermediate