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The Mobile Frontier by Rachel Hinman

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CHAPTER 5

Mobile UX Patterns

Designing for Mobility

The Structure of a Design Factor

108

Mobile Design Patterns

110

Mobile UX Pattern #1: “The Cloud” and Applications as Natural Set Points for Mobile Experiences

111

Mobile Pattern #2: Good Mobile Experiences Progressively Reveal their Nature

121

Mobile Pattern #3: Content Becomes the Interface

128

Mobile Pattern #4: Use Uniquely Mobile Input Mechanisms

133

Mobile Pattern #5: Say Good-Bye to Done

138

Summary

141

When the topic of design patterns emerges in the context of user experience or interaction design, the work of Christopher Alexander invariably gets mentioned. People love him, and rightfully so. While his theories articulated in A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, ...

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