I recently completed my series on the UX Booth, “Considerations for Mobile Design“. Ultimately, this is a topic of great interest to me, and this series was a great way to submerge myself in different facets of mobile web design.
The three parts of the series were split into the following segments:
Part 1: Speed
The introduction to the series identified constraints in mobile design imposed by bandwidth, download and upload speeds.
Part 2: Dimensions
This section attempts to establish common limitations across groups of devices based on resolution and physical size. In addition, solutions for serving specific styles to groups of devices are offered, and analyzed.
Part 3: Behavior
Perhaps the least complete of the sections, this article attempts to show how users behave differently on handheld devices compared to desktops. At the same time, this area probably interests me most, but I believe much more testing will need to be done in regard to how gesture-based interfaces can be used in an acceptable way before the ideas explored here become more relevant.
Despite my interest in the subject, I’ll admit that the most fun part of the series was creating the artwork for it :)
Here are some of my favorite designs created for the series:
I even made a wallpaper from the Part 3 Artwork (1920×1200):
I hope that you’ll share your thoughts on the series over at the UX Booth if it’s a topic that interests you. We’re also looking for contributors to come guest post on the subject of mobile design. If you want to voice your thoughts on the matter, please visit our contribution page on the Booth!