6 Jun 2008 - 10:22am
8 years ago
2 replies
Michele Marut

mobile gui menu list style

I've been looking for a section in a mobile or other small screen GUI style
guide about adresses the actual style of menu options

For example, are there any conventions for using "title case - first word is
capitalized" vs "sentence case- just first word " on a small screen vs the
typical larger displays.


6 Jun 2008 - 6:56am

What do I want from ‘Local Search’ on your mobile

'Local Search' on mobiles is a space "begging" for attention.

30 May 2008 - 6:55am
8 years ago
16 replies

Why haven't video calls taken off

It was supposed to be the next big thing but it fizzled out like MMS

An important thing to note is you would have to use the speakerphone
to do video calls (unless you're always on BT headset or handsfree,
which is not true for an overwhelming majority of people) and this
compromises privacy in a big way…no one wants people nearby snooping
in on their conversations.

Would love to hear your thoughts on why it hasn't taken off yet?

I will make a post about the responses I receive and will publish them
in a few weeks for all to see (names are anonymous)

Sachendra Yadav

27 May 2008 - 1:20pm

Mobile Social Networking....the experience is not really complete

Mobile social networking is on the rise, but somehow the experience
feels incomplete. I have gone through a couple of mobile social
networks out there and they are nowhere near my expectations.

23 May 2008 - 6:33pm
8 years ago
5 replies
Luke Bishop

query: mobile functionality trends

Hi All,

Im curious if anyone has come across any recent research or trend projections regarding the future of mobile phone form / functionality / IxD, as a result of nano-technologies impacting the industry.
Sorta along the lines of what Nokia is projecting in 5-7 years with Morph.
Apologies if this is already an ancient line of discussion here...

- Luke

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15 May 2008 - 6:26pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Taneem Talukdar

Gorgeous Mobile UI eye-candy


I am working on designing a mobile application, and I am trying to spark
some inspiration from good designs by previous designers - does anyone know
where I can find a gallery of cool, good looking mobile UI concepts, even if
wildly unrealistic? I'm just trying to get out of the paradigm I've become
stuck in.

Thanks in advance,

Taneem Talukdar

12 Dec 2007 - 12:26am
8 years ago
1 reply
Chicago IxDA4

[Event] Chicago IxDA - Jan. 9th - Designing with the mobile experience in mind

Hello fellow Chicagoans,

We're excited to announce our first event of 2008: Designing with the
mobile experience in mind.

Some say 2007 was the year of social media. Will 2008 be the year of mobile
media? Come join us for an interactive discussion--and bring relevant
examples as well as your mobile device of choice.

Our colleagues from Critical Mass and Motorola will start the discussion,
and Critical Mass has graciously offered up their space for January's event.

When: Wednesday, January 9th
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Critical Mass, 225 N. Michigan Ave.

6 Nov 2007 - 3:50pm
8 years ago
9 replies

Mobile phones usability research - Advices on video recording


I am going to run a usability research on the BlackBerry Curve, for which I
want to video record the device screen for a later detailed analysis.

I got a couple of camcorders, cheap camcorders, to discover that the
resolution they offer is so poor that they are of no value for this

Apart from using a good quality camcorder, do you guys have any other advice
on how to set up a test that requires video recording of a small screen?

I am going to use to cameras, one recording the interaction with the device,
the other recording the user's faces, for later synchron

27 Sep 2007 - 9:43am
9 years ago
3 replies
Won Sun Parque

Pure Text based interface for search.

Hi all,

I am working on a mobile interface that provides a text-only interface. The
interaction is purely text-based. No images, no hyper links.

I am wondering if anyone has done a project similar to this and is there any
pattern or guideline for this type of interaction available?

As of now, the existing interface provides the summary of search result as a
numbered list, and the user types in the corresponding number of the desired
result to view more detail.


Won Sun Parque

16 Jun 2007 - 6:10pm
Morten Hjerde

Mobile fonts question

I'd like to donate fonts to anyone who are working on mobile phone UI's, but
I don't know if it is legal.

A while ago I made a two font sets, the Nokia Series 40 and the Nokia Series
60. These are the non-anti aliased fonts used in J2ME applications.
The font sets were recreated by me (using FontLab) and I have been using
them to create pixel-correct user interfaces for for the small and medium
size screens. (The new anti aliased fonts for large screens are available
from Nokia)

Does anyone know if it is legal to distribute these?

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