Full day training course offered at Usability Week San Francisco

Visual Design for Mobile and Tablet: Day 1

Basic components and patterns of mobile design

Aesthetics and interaction play a critical role in the success of a mobile experience; they can alter a person’s perception of the usefulness of your mobile app or website. Learn how appearance and function can combine to create both beautiful and usable mobile interfaces for your users. This course is ideal for people who are new or have limited experience in mobile design, or for those with experience who want to brush up on the basics.

"The examples and explanations were great. Learning why certain designs only looked great but weren't great for functionality was very eye-opening."

Chrichelle Fernandez
American Fidelity

Please note: This seminar focuses on visual and interaction design, not on development or programming.

Companion Course

Visual Design for Mobile and Tablet: Day 2 is a companion course to Visual Design for Mobile and Tablet: Day 1. Each course can be taken independently. Visual Design for Mobile and Tablet: Day 2 covers:

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


Kara McCain

For more than 13 years, Kara McCain has been creating innovative brand and user experiences in the search, social media, luxury, hotel, travel, telecommunications, jewelry, professional sports, e-commerce, government and food service industries. Her expertise has allowed her to develop and implement highly successful Web and print design strategies for top Fortune 500 companies. Read more about Kara