Luke Wroblewski, author of Web Form Design and Mobile First, believes we have yet to harness the full capability of input on mobile devices. As mobile becomes a viable access point to the web, users are less likely to complete time consuming tasks, like filling out forms. Simply porting over your sign up or checkout flow isn’t a solution. As Luke puts it, “If it’s an issue on your website, it’s going to be 2X or sometimes even 10X the issue for your mobile experience.”
This week Dave Olsen and Erik Runyon join us to discuss how their respective universities (West Virginia and Notre Dame) are approaching the mobile web through a combination of server-side detection and responsive design. We talk about how they built their new sites, whether user-agent detection is evil and how responsive design gets implemented at a large university.
This practical presentation is aimed at helping you get your mobile services into customers’ hands early in the design process, and the different ways of exploring mobile user experiences to better inform your design.
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