Thinking about mobile and tablet design...

Martin Belam by Martin Belam, 12 September 2012

I’ve been doing quite a bit of thinking about, and designing, mobile and tablet UIs. So here goes with one of those awkward blog posts where I essentially point at stuff I did elsewhere, and direct you to events I’m talking at...

For the Guardian Media Network, I’ve just written a piece “The second screen experience: mobiles, tablets and TVs

It looks at some of the reasons that I don’t necessarily think traditional publishers have yet cracked the design and content proposition of a “second screen” experience. I’m working on just-such-a-thing for a client at the moment, so hopefully in the not-too-distant future you’ll get to see what I think is a different approach to that space.

On 25 September I’ll be talking at “Mobile Media Strategies 2012” on “The importance of designing products with mobile users at the core.”

I don’t seem to be able to stress enough at the moment that nearly all of my digital adult life people have been telling me that “next year” is the big year for mobile, but this year we saw 60% of visits to the London 2012 site during the course of the Olympic Games come from mobile devices. Which surely must be the tipping point.

I’m also talking about tablet design in Frankfurt at the end of October, at WAN-IFRA’s “5th Tablet & App Summit 2012

My talk will be about what publishers need to learn from the way that people are actually using their mobile and tablet devices. In advance of that, Dean Roper sent me some questions to answer for the WAN-IFRA Blogs. Here are my “Tips for tablet solution seekers

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