The Mobile Frontier

Mobile user experience is a new frontier. Untethered from a keyboard and mouse, this rich design space is lush with opportunity to invent new and more human ways for people to interact with information. Invention requires casting off many anchors and conventions inherited from the last 50 years of computer science and traditional design and jumping head first into a new and unfamiliar design space.

A must-read for anyone who cares about the future of digital media, The Mobile Frontier explains not only the technological revolution that’s upon us, but also the behavioral, cultural, and psychological changes (and opportunities) ushered in by mobile. If you’re not listening to Rachel Hinman, you’re not hooked up right.
–Josh Clark, Author, Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps

In The Mobile Frontier, Rachel Hinman offers a comprehensive perspective on designing for mobile devices in support of mobile people. She draws on her decade of experience, and the results are highly readable, engaging, and more importantly actionable.
–Jon Kolko, Director, Austin Center for Design

From tiny touchscreens to geo-located services, mobile devices have caused us to rethink how we design. If you’re looking for a primer on mobile fundamentals, look no further than The Mobile Frontier. In casual, easy-to-understand language, Rachel Hinman gives an overview of today’s mobile landscape and tomorrow’s.
–Dan Saffer Author of Designing for Interaction

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Casting Off Anchors: Preparing to Explore the Mobile Frontier
Chapter 2. The Emergent Mobile NUI Paradigm: Traversing the GUI/NUI Chasm
Chapter 3. Peanut Butter in Denver: Demystifying the Elusive Mobile Context
Chapter 4. Shapeshifting: Convergence and Multidevice Experiences
Chapter 5. Mobile UX Patterns: Designing for Mobility
Chapter 6. Mobile Prototyping: Tools and Methods for Designing Mobile Experiences
Chapter 7. Motion and Animation: A New Mobile UX Design Material
Chapter 8. Awakening the Senses: Touch, Gesture, Voice, and Sound
Chapter 9. New Mobile Forms: Pioneering the Mobile Frontier

Book Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Rosenfeld Media (June 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933820551
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933820552
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