The iPad and its emerging entourage of Android tablets have introduced a new style of computing, confronting designers with new challenges. Explore practical techniques and eye-opening gotchas of tablet interface design, all grounded in the ergonomics, context, psychology, and nascent culture of these new devices (both iOS and Android).
This workshop is aimed at designers, developers, and product managers who may have experience with mobile app design and would like to sharpen their skills for tablet platforms. The emphasis is on product design and user experience, from crafting iPad-specific features to developing interface metaphors and touch gestures best suited to the tablet’s form and context.
The workshop will be broken into three 30-minute presentations by Jennifer Brook, William Couch and Craig Mod, with time for a short Q&A after each presentation and a larger discussion at the end.
Jennifer Brook is an interaction designer based in New York City, where she currently crafts web, mobile, and tablet applications for The New York Times. Recent projects include The Opinion Pages, NYTimes Real Estate iPhone app, and NYTimes for iPad and iPhone.
Jennifer began designing for interaction through prototyping, printing, and binding limited-edition artist books. Her work has been acquired by public and private collections including rare book libraries at Duke University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Cleveland Institute of Art, and most recently, George Mason University. She holds a Bachelor of Science in cognitive psychology from the University of Florida.
William Couch is a designer, developer, and photographer, based in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. He currently builds interactive web applications and collaborates on user interface and user experience design for emerging portable platforms including iPhone, iPad, and Android.
Craig Mod is a writer, designer, publisher and developer concerned with the future of publishing & storytelling. He is co-author and designer of Art Space Tokyo, an intimate guide to the Tokyo art world. Since October 2010 he’s been in Palo Alto collaborating with the amazing folks at Flipboard.
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