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May 19, 2011

10 Tips For Designing mLearning

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10 Tips For Designing mLearning And Support Apps

For quite a while now, I’ve been poring over mobile design books, listening to podcasts and reading online content to learn the best practices for designing mobile phone applications as I design one of my own.

Strangely enough, it seems as though many gurus actually agree on the basics of functionality, usability and aesthetics required for making an effective mobile application. Here I’ve gathered up what I think are the best practices of mobile app design and applied them to mobile learning and mobile performance support when possible.

1. Use a broad definition of mobile

2. Design for short bursts of activity

3. Minimize functionality for a simple user interface

4. Make efficiency a goal

5. Think differently when designing for touch

6. Use the simplest features of the gestural interface

7. Consider one-handed users

8. Design for visual clarity

9. Design for a low error rate

10. Prototype first with a web app

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