What is Mobile Design?
When we say “mobile design,” we usually mean the one used in tablets and smartphones. However, in its broadest sense, the term “mobile” refers to any technology that allows to access the Web away from fixed access points. Anyway, the mobile Internet and its technical underpinnings are not the subject of this discussion. Our focus here is very much on functionality of mobile devices and how users are relating to it. So let’s check some of the common myths about mobile interfaces that we think must be put to bed.
Misconception #1. Mobile is very different
This is probably one of the most fundamental misconceptions about mobile app design and development. According to this myth, mobile environment differs from desktop environment in many characteristics. As a result, it sometimes seems to be treated as if it was a remote island in the design Ocean.
Definitely, there are some technological variations and constraints between mobile design and web design, such as display size, interaction controls, etc. Indeed, the mobile design uses specific approaches to optimize the experience across all devices. However, the truth is that it is still the other side of the same user experience coin.
The users that use mobile interfaces are the same ones using laptops and personal computers. They have the same goals and motives, such as:
- Designing for their reality
- Anticipating the needs
- Observing and listening to the other people
So basically the guiding principles of mobile environment are the same than those for desktop environment.
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