There are limits to how much you can understand users' interaction with your mobile app or site if you just stick to pixels, and never leave your computer screen. You need to get designs on the device, and check if text, buttons and icons are visible, and safely clickable.
The only way to do this on every platform, is measuring with some sort of real life, physical object. Instead of muddling through with other tools, I made a tool specifically for doing this on mobile devices:
Join us October 5th and 6th, 2012 in Austin, Texas, for 2 days of thought-provoking and inspirational conversations about the role of design in shaping the fabric of society. The mingle-mangle razzle-dazzle ragtag design extravaganza brings together speakers and thought-leaders in the fields of design, technology, and entrepreneurship; you'll hear from people like:
Norsk Form og Oslo Lufthavn (OSL) inviterer til DogA-samtale om tjenestedesign den 9.mai, i forlengelse av konkurransen "Tjenestedesign - reisendes opplevelse".
OSL satser nå på tjenestedesignere for å nå visjonen og
styrke omdømmet sitt – fra å være god til å være best. Er ikke det en
jobb for reklame- og markedsfolk? Og hvordan henger
organisasjonsutvikling og tjenestedesign egentlig sammen? Designerne vil
bidra til å øke flyplassens passasjerorientering og gjøre opplevelsene
av å være på flyplassen bedre.
General Electric Company is hiring one interaction design intern starting (flexibly) between May and August 2012. It is a 12-month paid position within the Industrial Design Operations group located at GE's Home & Business Solutions world headquarters in Louisville, KY. Considered candidates must be enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate programs in interaction design, industrial design, human computer interaction or similar major. Unfortunately, recently graduated students can not be considered for internships.
Which are the great examples of Animated Graphical User Interface (transitions, animations etc.) on mobile? Or do you know mobile apps with innovative/interesting interaction?
Do you know great, interesting, new, beautiful, user-centered, fun, or innovative animations wich can be used in mobile-GUI?
While fully agreeing with the importance of code literacy for designers, I started to wonder exactly in which situations designers might want to do some actual coding themselves, and in which they shouldn't. I wrote an article about it, and I thought I'd post here the link to the article, together with the entire content. It's meant to be more of a discussion starter, so your comments are welcome!