Mobile First: Insights from going Mobile Only

Joe Toscano⚡️
Jul 18, 2016 · 10 min read
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1. Make Navigation Easy

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2. Design For Thumbs

Have the backbone to break industry standards for the good of your user.

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For more insights check out Designing Products People Love by Scott Hurff
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3. Make Clicks Meaningful

Users won’t mind extra clicks as long as they’re meaningful and feel necessary.

4. Make Content Digestible

Card based design makes your content easy to digest and interact with in a limited amount of time.

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For more design inspo from Nick Velichkin check out his Dribbble

5. Optimize Screen Realty

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Value your users and they will value you.

6. Use Animation Meaningfully

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Read more about expressive interactions in Designing an In-App Survey by Budi Harto Tanrim

Design to Enhance Lives, not KPIs



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Joe Toscano⚡️

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Founder, BEACON // Contributor, @smashingmag @adweek @invisionapp // prev XD, @rga @google. Changing the world w/ a smile, design & some code.

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A network of business & tech podcasts designed to accelerate learning. Selected as “Best of 2018” by Apple. Mission.org

Joe Toscano⚡️

Written by

Founder, BEACON // Contributor, @smashingmag @adweek @invisionapp // prev XD, @rga @google. Changing the world w/ a smile, design & some code.

Mission.org

A network of business & tech podcasts designed to accelerate learning. Selected as “Best of 2018” by Apple. Mission.org

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