7 Design Tips for the New Android Experience

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Designing for Android used to be a uniquely fragmented experience. But since Android 4.0, all that has changed.
Here are seven tips for designing for Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich.

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7 Design Tips for the New Android Experience

  1. 1. 7 Design Tips for theNew Android Experience
  2. 2. We’ve entered a new age of Android
  3. 3. 2010Mimicked iOS Evernote
  4. 4. 2011Developed unique feel Evernote
  5. 5. 2012Matured into stunning UX Evernote
  6. 6. So how do you design for the new Android user?
  7. 7. 1 Simplifydesign patterns
  8. 8. Sprinkle this one in the next t wo as wellShow only the most relevant information
  9. 9. Make actions clear and easy to follow
  10. 10. Rely more on imagery than text
  11. 11. 2Create gesture-based experiences
  12. 12. Choppy performance is no longer an issue
  13. 13. Forgo heavy arrays of buttons
  14. 14. Create a quick and human experience
  15. 15. 3Tear down walls between apps
  16. 16. Intents allow separate applications to share information and speak to each other
  17. 17. 4Porting from iOS is a bad idea
  18. 18. Different hardware
  19. 19. Different users
  20. 20. Different UI patterns
  21. 21. 5 Design withflexibility in mind
  22. 22. Two flexible layouts - phone and tablet-embodying adaptive design principles
  23. 23. 6Think outside the pocket
  24. 24. Android isn’t limited to mobile
  25. 25. It’s time to start thinking about Android design as being not just a series of applications, but as an entire ecosystem.
  26. 26. 7Android applications can be beautiful
  27. 27. By following Android’s creative vision...
  28. 28. We can create applications that are... refined
  29. 29. We can create applications that are... graceful
  30. 30. We can create applications that are... and truly beautiful
  31. 31. QUESTIONS? Get in touch. Mutual Mobile has delivered over 400 mobile experiences across Android, iOS, Windows 8, and Web. Our end-to-end solutions have delighted major clients including Google, Audi, Cisco, and Xerox. facebook.com/www.mutualmobile.com @MutualMobile mutualmobile

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