Mobile & Tablet

Usability Week Courses

Usability Week offers courses about a broad range of web and application design topics. Most courses are also available as in-house training.

Mobile Websites and Apps

Essential Usability Principles for Mobile Design

  • Best practices for creating user-friendly mobile interfaces
  • Mobile strategy. What is better: Apps, web app, mobile website, or responsive design?
  • How to conduct mobile usability studies

Mobile User Experience

Essential UX Design Principles for Small-Screen Websites and Apps

  • Best practices for creating user-friendly mobile interfaces for phones and tablets
  • Apps versus websites
  • Considerations for touchscreen designs

Mobile Apps for Touchscreens

App-specific usability guidelines for phones and tablets

  • Best practices for designing touch-specific apps
  • Considerations and solutions for various screen sizes
  • Implications of different platforms on the design

Visual Design for Mobile and Tablet: Day 1

Basic components and patterns of mobile design

  • Balance aesthetics with functionality to create an elegant and functional design
  • Visual design components for mobile design and applying them to your situations
  • Identifying visually-awkward design decisions and how to fix them

Visual Design for Mobile and Tablet: Day 2

Advance into more challenging design solutions for mobile

  • Advanced visual design principles for mobile devices
  • Visual design and interaction patterns for common mobile experiences
  • Tips to differentiate your design from competitors

Cross-Channel User Experience

Create a usable omnichannel experience, including the web, applications, email, social media, phone, kiosks, print and online chat

  • Understand how customers interact with organizations through many touch points
  • Review guidelines for creating engaging and usable experiences regardless of channel
  • Learn how to map the customer journey and create a user-friendly omnichannel experience

Scaling User Interfaces

Usability for Responsive Web Design and Other Approaches to Designing Websites for Multiple Devices

  • Learn what’s important when adapting designs for different device sizes, screen sizes, input styles, output styles, and context of use.
  • What content makes sense? How should navigation change across different screens? What should be the same and what should be different?
  • Review design similarities and differences across platforms and analyze the usability of many popular responsive-design patterns.