Nielsen: mobile should be separate from desktop and offer a customized experience with fewer options than desktop
Clark: mobile should have same functionality as desktop. The experiences should be uniform but optimized for the respective device.
The issue of optimization brings up Responsive Web Design. Please take a look at the full slide deck below (I only showed a few slides in class) and DO check out the resources mentioned at the end.
Take-aways from today’s discussion:
- What are the main points of view and arguments on mobile vs. desktop UX
- What is responsive web design and what are the basics of how it works (media queries and fluid grids, images, and fonts).
- What are the implications of responsive web design for UX and IxD: more work, more knowledge needed about the modes of interaction on different platforms.