Random Bits when preparing for "Adapting for Small Screen"

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Random Bits when preparing for "Adapting for Small Screen"

  1. 1. Random Bits When Preparing For “Adapting For Small Screen” January 28, 2010 Ada Yuen
  2. 2. Visual Clarity Users expect that rotating orientation would switch between the landscape/portrait modes, not different content.  ©2010 AddiThink 2
  3. 3. Navigation Cannot go to next news quickly Go to next news quickly.  for casual browsing.  ©2010 AddiThink 3
  4. 4. Navigation Does not tell users which news Gray headings tell users which they have already visited. Users news they have already visited.  reply on recall.  ©2010 AddiThink 4
  5. 5. Layout Users need to know what the numbers mean, but the description is not prominent.  ©2010 AddiThink 5
  6. 6. Layout Put Facebook and Twitter functions on top because they are probably more useful than the version number, service terms and user guide.  ©2010 AddiThink 6
  7. 7. Content English is used in Chinese app. Inconsistency weakens credibility.  ©2010 AddiThink 7
  8. 8. Content News headings does not Use “...” to indicate that some look right.  text is omitted intentionally.  ©2010 AddiThink 8
  9. 9. Content Should be “ ”, instead of “ .”  ©2010 AddiThink 9
  10. 10. Content How good is “4”? How good is “2.6”? 5-point scale? 10-point scale?  What is the scale?  ©2010 AddiThink 10
  11. 11. Content How much do users need to pay? What is the difference between the prices?  ©2010 AddiThink 11
  12. 12. Content What is “All Data”? Users cannot determine if they should clear it.  ©2010 AddiThink 12
  13. 13. Functionality Does not pre-fill book information in email to save time.  ©2010 AddiThink 13
  14. 14. Form Design What are “TICKET TYPE” and “IPHONE_ATR_ADULT_3D_P02...”? Number of ticket? But, the app knows what seats are selected.  ©2010 AddiThink 14
  15. 15. Form Design Users do not know the current font size. To see bigger text, should they select “Big” or “Medium”?  ©2010 AddiThink 15
  16. 16. Content Structure Themes on TED.com are ambiguous. E.g., what is “Power of Cities”? iPhone app re-uses the ambiguous themes.  ©2010 AddiThink 16

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