Mobile UX Camp Seattle: May 18, 2013

Mobile UX Camp Seattle 2013 is happening on Saturday, May 18th, 2013 from 9AM – 5PM right here at UW in Mary Gates Hall. Mobile UX Camp Seattle is an unconference bringing together professionals, academics & enthusiasts to share the current state and future direction of mobile technologies….

When designing for Android, forget iOS

By the numbers Android and iOS are the two leading mobile platforms, together accounting for nearly 98% of mobile traffic on UW web services. With the successful launch of SpaceScout for iOS we felt it was time to start looking into designing for the Android…

Review: Any.DO Task Organizer

Several months ago, in an effort to become more organized and better track my tasks I abandoned my trusty pen and paper to-do list in favor of an app for my Android phone. I scanned the Play store and downloaded the top three free apps…

What we talked about in August 2012

Yet more mobile stuff, including some discussion of Android vs iOS browsers. Seattle design events. White House beer. Pepsi redesign insanity. Icon fonts. Armies of noodle robots, and/or rolling iPad robots for Diego to drive remotely around the office and be a floating robot head….

Breaking Development 2012 Summary

I can’t believe it myself, but it’s actually been two months since I got back from the Breaking Development conference I attended in Orlando. It was my first time in Florida and given the state of our weather back home, I welcomed the opportunity to…

IA Summit 2012: The Myths of Mobile Context

A few weeks ago, I had the good fortune to attend the IA Summit in New Orleans. The IA Summit represents a yearly “confluence of the best people and ideas in information architecture” and “the primary event for those redefining strategy and structure in support…

MobileUX unconference coming up!

Check out this upcoming MobileUX Camp! It’s going to be held on campus, in Mary Gates Hall, my old stomping grounds, all day on May 19. It’s an unconference, so there’s no schedule or list of speakers yet; the topics of discussion are decided day-of,…

Premature implementation: Taking our time to do mobile the right way

Lately, I have been hearing the internets buzzing about Responsive Web Design (RWD) as being the be-all and end-all of modern web design practice. There are both positive and negative blog posts about RWD – this one in particular is not intended to be either….

Sweet Mobile! Now What? Part 4 — User Context

Now that we know some things about our users, both student-age mobile device users in general and UW students specifically, and we’ve gone over how to learn some other things about our audience, such as assumptions and user needs, we are ready to tackle some…

Pushing Design Boundaries with Mobile Accessibility Projects

Expanding accessibility through mobile technologies has turned into a reality at the University of Washington, and UW researchers, like Richard Ladner, are pushing traditional accessibility boundaries for individuals with visual and hearing impairments. At a recent dub talk, Ladner, who is the UW Boeing Professor…