Mobile Usability

8 Mar 2005 - 5:47am
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Mattias Ask
2005

Hi!

Can anybody on this list help me find up to date papers/links/books on the differences and similarities between web- or desktop usability and mobile usability? A customer of ours needs a comparison that highlights the usability issues that are added when working with mobility and mobile devices.

Regards,
Mattias

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8 Mar 2005 - 7:12am
Mikko-Pekka Hanski
2005

Hi all,

My first mail to this fantastic list. Thanks to Petteri Hiisilä for
introducing this. I am representing scandinavian user experience company
called Idean Research. Please see more information on www.ideanresearch.com

Comparison between mobility and desktop on the usability perspective is
interesting issue. We have noticed that usability and user experience seems
to be more comprehensive than comparative thing. Probably the greatest
issues is the context-of-use.

We have been addressing this issue with the work that we have done with
Forum Nokia (Developer program for mobile developers) there within our
usability guidelines. In these guidelines we try to figure what is the
balance between mobile and desktop. Quite often it seems, that mobile
applications and services are totally mixed with other channels (i-tv, www,
desktop). See more on www.forum.nokia.com/usability

Regards,

Mikko-Pekka Hanski
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Hi!

Can anybody on this list help me find up to date papers/links/books on the
differences and similarities between web- or desktop usability and mobile
usability? A customer of ours needs a comparison that highlights the
usability issues that are added when working with mobility and mobile
devices.

Regards,
Mattias

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8 Mar 2005 - 11:27am
Adi Tedjasaputra
2004

Hi Mikko-Pekka,

Welcome to the list.
I am very keen to know what you meant by "usability and user experience
seems to be more comprehensive than comparative thing". Can you share
your insights with us?
Since you mentioned the context-of-use as the greatest issue, I am also
interested to know where you conducted the usability testing for the
mobile devices. Was it in a hotel, street, bedroom or else? In what context?
My best regards to you and Jaakko.

adi
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Mikko-Pekka Hanski wrote:

>[Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
>
>Hi all,
>
>My first mail to this fantastic list. Thanks to Petteri Hiisilä for
>introducing this. I am representing scandinavian user experience company
>called Idean Research. Please see more information on www.ideanresearch.com
>
>Comparison between mobility and desktop on the usability perspective is
>interesting issue. We have noticed that usability and user experience seems
>to be more comprehensive than comparative thing. Probably the greatest
>issues is the context-of-use.
>
>We have been addressing this issue with the work that we have done with
>Forum Nokia (Developer program for mobile developers) there within our
>usability guidelines. In these guidelines we try to figure what is the
>balance between mobile and desktop. Quite often it seems, that mobile
>applications and services are totally mixed with other channels (i-tv, www,
>desktop). See more on www.forum.nokia.com/usability
>
>Regards,
>
>Mikko-Pekka Hanski
>
>
>

8 Mar 2005 - 11:34am
Wendy Fischer
2004

I would recommend reading the Mobile Usability: How Nokia Changed the Face of the Mobile Phone. It gives a short overview of this topic in the beginning chapters. Essentially a Mobile UI is sequential whereas other UI's are parallel. Also, most phones have limited manipulation whereas desktops and websites are able to have direct manipulation with a multiple number of devices.

I just started this book (I am only into the 3rd chapter) and found have found it useful already. I originally thought it was more about the ui design process and culture at Nokia, but it is more about their experience and what they learned.

-Wendy

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Hi!

Can anybody on this list help me find up to date papers/links/books on the differences and similarities between web- or desktop usability and mobile usability? A customer of ours needs a comparison that highlights the usability issues that are added when working with mobility and mobile devices.

Regards,
Mattias

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8 Mar 2005 - 11:42am
Lada Gorlenko
2004

AT> Since you mentioned the context-of-use as the greatest issue,

A personal take on the context-of-use issues in mobile usability and
some references on the topic:
www.research.ibm.com/journal/sj/424/gorlenko.pdf

Lada

8 Mar 2005 - 12:23pm
Adi Tedjasaputra
2004

Thanks for the reference Lada!
It looks interesting.
I just skimmed your paper, and I noticed that your paper was published
in 2003.
Do you have any new insights regarding today's context-of-use issues
that you can share with us, especially with 3G and 4G devices?

Thanks,
adi
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Lada Gorlenko wrote:

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>AT> Since you mentioned the context-of-use as the greatest issue,
>
>A personal take on the context-of-use issues in mobile usability and
>some references on the topic:
>www.research.ibm.com/journal/sj/424/gorlenko.pdf
>
>Lada
>
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