the consumption of content is
more mobile and interstitial
be aware of the user’s context
(location, parallel experiences, etc.)
users expect content and services to
be well-tailored to all of their devices.
understand the inherent
qualities of the device
Consider where your users will be. How does this affect their state of mind?
Enhance the sense of “touchability”, of physically manipulating on-screen media.
Make your interactions human, personal. Encourage emotional connection.
a (very brief) look at the tablet as a reading device
emulates some of the best qualities of print
IT’S NO WONDER WE LOVE OUR PRINTED BOOKS
we physically cradle them close to our heart. Unlike computer
screens, the experience of reading on a Kindle or iPhone (or
iPad, one can assume) mimics this familiar maternal embrace.
And the seemingly insignificant fact that we touch the text
actually plays a very key role in furthering the intimacy of the
- Craig Mod, “Books in the Age of the iPad”
but let’s be careful not to assume the constraints of print
“Acknowledge the physical boundaries of the device, while also embracing
the effective limitlessness of space just beyond those edges.”
design for context
understand the emotional experience of the device
create a holistic experience across devices