Archive for the ‘Mobile 2.0’ Category

iPhone Strengths and Competitive Opportunities

16 December, 2008

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Informa’s Mobile Device and the User Experience conference was held in London on the 10th – 12th of November, 2008. It was a gathering of some of the world’s most influential mobile usability leaders. My talk was about the strengths and challenges of the iPhone. It’s noted for it’s sexy animation, but there are also some glaring user interface inconsistencies, such as how the Back button is sometimes present, sometimes not–and it appears in different places on the screen. The pinch and stretch gestures are super fun for the first few weeks of iPhone ownership, but they become tiresome after a while. Further, some logical features just aren’t available when one expects them to be, such as editing a contact after viewing it from within the Favourites. On the other hand, the Application Store is a brilliant innovation, which is inspiring a whole new generation of mobile software.

Presentation PDF: iPhone Strengths and Competitive Opportunities Weiss Informa Mobile User Experience London 2008

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Mobile 2.0 and Usability at Informa’s Off-Deck 2008 in Boston

16 November, 2008

Off-Deck Mobile Content

On Thursday (4 December 2008), I spoke at Informa’s Off-Deck, tagged as “Connecting consumers with content on mobile.” My talk was on Mobile 2.0 and Usability. I introduced Mobile 2.0 and basic usability principles, and then went through how the two collide.

Slides: Mobile 2.0 & Usability, Weiss at Informa’s 2008 Off-Deck in Boston