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Take Aways from Design for Mobile Seminar

So I’m back and as promised, here’s what I have to report.

I definitely went to the big city, both literally and figuratively. San Francisco and the Nielsen Norman Group seminar respectively – both a bit like Oz. They were exhausting and exhilarating in equal measure.

While I was already a bit intimidated by the vast sea of things to learn about designing for mobile/tablet sites and apps, I found things are even more complicated than I knew. So much for a quick one day learning experience. As usual, I have been sucked into researching and reading everything I can get my hands on about this new (to me) area of design. Read more ›

Into the Future

smart phone: FEMA image, public domainI have a confession to make. I am sort of a Luddite when it comes to cell phones, smart phones, and hand-helds of all kinds. The virtual office doesn’t have cell signal, so I’ve fallen behind on this branch of technology. I know basic design principals hold true and how to make a site mobile-friendly, but feel I should know more.

So what’s different about designing for these little screens? That’s what I’ll be finding out next week in a full-day training on Visual Design for Mobile Devices and Tablets during the Nielsen Norman Group Usability Week in San Francisco. I’ll report back.

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