Justin and Jason speak with UI expert Luke Wroblewski about the evolving field of user interface design, why sign up forms must die, the challenges and advantages of designing for mobile devices, the essentials of good interface design and why the future is moving beyond web forms.
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Web forms are the mouth that feeds most web apps. There’s no way around that. Yet, few people are thinking about how to make one of the more unpleasant parts of the web more pleasant. The world’s foremost authority on web forms is Luke Wroblewski, author of the heralded book, Web Form Design.
- Duration: 35m | 16 MB
- Recorded: January, 2010
- Brian Christiansen, UIE Podcast Producer
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.”
Dan and Jeffrey chat with leading interaction designer Luke Wroblewski about designing for the mobile space, and learn why the mobile experience for a web application or site should be designed before the PC version.
Luke Wroblewski is an internationally recognized digital product design leader who has designed or contributed to software used by more than 700 million people worldwide. He is the author of Web Form Design and Functioning Form, and an extremely popular speaker at leading web design conferences. After long stints as Chief Design Architect at Yahoo! and Lead User Interface Designer of eBay Inc.’s platform team, he is currently Chief Design Officer and co-founder of a stealth start-up.