Future Friendly

Posted on October 24th, by Heath in Mobile, Mobile First, Usability, User Experience. No Comments

Luke W, Brad Frost and several other developers have tackled the problem of how to maintain sanity and clarity while trying to design for compatibility on the dizzying array of connected devices. They’ve written a Future Friendly “manifesto” of sorts and it’s nothing short of awesome. After describing the problem with maintaining standards across an ever-growing number of devices they offer hope, and not just any hope, but hope in an easily digestible form. The future-friendly designer can:

  1. Acknowledge and embrace unpredictability.
  2. Think and behave in a future-friendly way.
  3. Help others do the same.

They also offer more in-depth explanation of future friendly thinking and provide¬† … (more...)

Create interactive protypes on your tablet with Adobe Pronto

Posted on October 7th, by Heath in Deliverables, Help me!, Mobile. No Comments

From UXRave:

Adobe Proto, a new Adobe Touch App, lets you create interactive wireframes and prototypes of websites and mobile apps on your tablet.

Interesting….has anyone used it yet and if so would you be so kind as to provide a quick synopsis/review of your experience with it?



mobile moment, mobile first

Not that “mobile” was in any danger of fading away, but I’m excited that the next two CHI Atlanta events are mobile focused, first with Coleen Jones’ “Mobile Moment” this Thursday May 19th,¬† and then Luke Wrobeleski’s “Mobile First” on Monday June 13th.

Coleen Jones,¬† author of Clout:The Art and Science of Influential Web Content, will be discussing the “mobile moment”, which she describes as:

Whether you’re trying to market a product or change the world, you can no longer ignore mobile as a medium for influence. Of particular power is the mobile moment–the instant a user connects with the right content at the right time. Though this moment