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…

Introducing SpaceScout™!

Or, well, SpaceScout’s placeholder website. We’ve submitted the app to Apple, so now we wait to hear if we need to make changes or if we are approved as-is. We’re also working full-steam ahead on the web version of the app, which will also be…

What we talked about in June 2012

We were easily distracted this month, until our new Graduate Assistant Jared showed up to get us into shape with his interesting, educational, and useful links. And did we mention we like doughnuts?

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…

What we talked about in May 2012

We haven’t been very good about the blog this month, but we’ve just made a big list of the next month’s worth of posts, plus a schedule for harassing the authors if the posts aren’t forthcoming, so we hope to get back on track. I’m…

What we talked about in April 2012

Wow, the monthly roundups have been sneaking up on me (and straight past me, actually). Without further ado, here’s what we chatted about in April 2012!

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…

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….

What we’ve been talking about this month — February 2012

As last month, here’s a roundup of the kinds of things we’ve been talking and thinking about this month. This video of a 5-year-old describing brand logos generally says more about her lifestyle (where her parents buy gas and coffee, etc.) than the logos themselves,…