FPUIs. Luke Wroblewski introduced us to the concept of First Person User Interfaces in his closing presentation at Breaking Development 2012. In a whirlwind 45-minute presentation, he touched upon concepts such as augmented reality, 9-axis sensors and navigation, and the expected evolution of natural user interfaces. Enjoy my last set of sketchnotes from the conference!
Facts, facts and more facts. That’s what Karen McGrane used to beat down her audience during her self-proclaimed “rant” about why it’s imperative for sites to be optimized for mobile. If you’re someone who tries to make excuses about your lack of mobile support for audiences like low-income Americans, this talk showed you the error of your ways.
BBC relaunched its website to be responsive and, thus, more mobile-friendly. Tom Maslen, a senior web developer for BBC News, dives deep into how they approached this issue. The topic is especially fitting for those in large organizations where it can be quite difficult to tackle a redesign.
The most common denominator in web design is content. This is what Lyza Danger Gardner (how awesome is it to have “Danger” as your middle name?) discussed during her Breaking Development session, with compelling examples of how to tackle a content-first strategy in development and testing.
A panel of five, moderated by Scott Jenson, sat down to discuss the future of the mobile browser. The following are my sketchnotes illustrating the healthy debate between Jenson, Luke Wroblewski, Pete LePage, Michael Hanson and Jeff Hoefs.
(Luke, my bad, I misspelled your last named in my notes. But I swear I know how to spell it).
Or, more appropriately, Brad Frost‘s “Presidentatial Smackdown Edition”. In this talk, Frost chats about whether mobile sites should be built responsively or as a separate site. He uses a compare/contrast method between Obama’s and Romney’s campaign sites to illustrate his points. I just used sketchnotes to illustrate his points, so you won’t find many of the presidential anecdotes here…
Belen Barros Pena takes an in-depth look at mobile OS paradigms and discusses how mobile design fragmentation may be a fiction–mobile design may be more standardized than we think. This session resulted in a passionate response from the audience, who were not convinced that fragmentation is a myth.
This week, I’ve got some sketchnotes from Breaking Development 2012 in Dallas, Texas. I may be on west coast time, but my pencil’s still sharp at 9AM CST!
The keynote address was given by Jonathan Stark, where he shares his view of the future of mobile (or other) computing.