Articles about "Mobile design and usability"


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Why the mobile-preview feature in BuzzFeed’s CMS should matter to you

When Dao Nguyen forgot to check a piece she wrote on a mobile device before it went live, she knew BuzzFeed had a problem. Nguyen is BuzzFeed’s vice president of growth and data, and “obviously it’s not my job to … Read more

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Students at the University of Cincinnati talk on their phones in this April 2006 photo. Campus news sites are seeing their audiences migrate to mobile devices. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

College websites seeing mobile migration, but not all are ready

Website traffic at the University of Oregon’s Daily Emerald was less than 1 percent mobile in 2010. This year, it’s 39 percent and growing. And while visits on desktops have more than doubled to 951,000 since 2010, mobile visits have … Read more

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What journalists need to know about responsive design: tips, takeaways & best practices

Phones and tablets have created new ways for audiences to reach our work, but they’ve also made it much harder to design a website that works for all readers. A site that looks great on a laptop might be illegible … Read more

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As Android tablets grow, publishers struggle to match the iPad experience

When the IDC forecast this month that Google’s Android operating system would soon surpass Apple’s iOS in tablet market share, publishers of digital magazines could be excused for some handwringing.

Since 2010, Apple’s dominance of the market allowed publishers to … Read more

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Google Glass is here: How to build news apps that get in users’ faces

Google Glass, a pair of wearable computer-enhanced eyeglasses, is possibly the next-big-thing in mobile computing.

Google co-founder Sergey Brin wears Google Glass glasses at an event in San Francisco in February. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
About 8,000 developers have prototypes, and the public is expected to be able to buy them soon. Early reviews are a mix of awesome and awkward -- life-changing technology held back only by concerns about privacy and aesthetics.

We've been expecting this evolution since at least 2011, when Poynter friends and former fellows Matt Thompson and Robin Sloan created a futuristic video called "The Storm Collection" depicting a future where "photo frames, windshields and eyeglasses become heads-up-displays for information. Call them NUDs: news-up-displays."

It's here. (more...)
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Tablet storytelling is visual, tappable, deep

Three years after Apple and others put digital tablets firmly into the hands of consumers, what do we really know about the way the devices are used for news?

Hundreds of people filed in to a large ballroom at South … Read more

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What journalists need to know about storytelling on tablets

Poynter’s most recent Eyetrack study reveals some interesting findings about how readers consume news on tablet devices. During a live chat, Poynter’s Sara Quinn and Northwestern University’s Jeremy Gilbert talked about the findings and their implications for journalists.

Here are … Read more

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Excerpt from ‘iPad Design Lab’: How tablets allow us to disconnect

As Poynter releases the findings of its latest Eyetrack tablet research, we are also excerpting an abridged section from Mario Garcia’s new book, “iPad Design Lab.”

Storytelling is the one thing that has not changed, regardless of how … Read more

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Haik: Washington Post web team a ‘disruption layer’ in the newsroom

At a London conference, Washington Post executive producer for digital news Cory Haik said the Post's website will most likely be responsively designed by the end of 2013.

Haik delivered a keynote address at the news:rewired conference today at the headquarters of MSN UK. Her presentation, "Always in Beta (that's good news)," highlighted several of the Post's most notable digital initiatives  -- including @MentionMachine and the White House Visitors Log.

Since at least one of the projects in her presentation was iPad-only, Haik was asked if the Post plans to get its apps and content onto other tablets.

"Responsive design is really the answer to most of that, and we’re moving in that direction," she said. "By the end of 2013 we have a pretty good chance of being responsively designed on our site." (more...)
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Why the updated ABC News iPad app changes by time of day

Building a good app starts with asking yourself the right questions.

The most fundamental one: What does my audience want? That’s the problem that people at ABC News have tried to solve since launching an iPad app almost two years … Read more

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