Rachel Hinman – Mobile Prototyping Essentials

Web Directions Unplugged 2011, Seattle, May 12th 2:40pm.

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Session description

We’ve heard it all before… prototype, prototype, prototype. It’s a standard step in almost any design process — but often the first step skipped in time and budget constrained projects. While prototyping is considered a standard step in any UX design process, it is an *essential* part of the mobile UX process. This talk will outline why prototyping is essential to part of the mobile UX process and how prolific prototyping is a necessary step for designers keen to grow the ruthless editing skills necessary to craft successful mobile experiences. This talk will also cover common and uncommon mobile prototyping tools, methods and techniques that you can apply to your project work.

About Rachel Hinman

Photo of Rachel HinmanRachel Hinman is a researcher, designer and a recognized thought leader in the mobile user experience field.

Currently, Rachel is a Senior Research Scientist at the Nokia Research Center in Palo Alto, California. There she focuses on the research and design of emergent and experimental mobile interfaces and mobile experiences for emerging markets. Prior to joining Nokia, Rachel was an experience design director at Adaptive Path, and a mobile researcher and strategist for Yahoo’s mobile group.

Rachel writes and speaks frequently on the topic of mobile research and design. She is the creative force behind the 90 Mobiles in 90 Days Project and her perspectives on mobile user experience has been featured in Interactions Magazine, BusinessWeek and Wired. She is currently writing a book entitled, “The Mobile Frontier: A Guide for Designing Mobile Experiences” with Rosenfeld Media. Expected publication is late 2011.

Follow Rachel on Twitter: @Hinman

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    • By: Ian
    • February 19th, 2012

    Interesting Presentation indeed, visitors here might be very interested in FluidUI.com. It is a new iPhone and Android prototyping tool – created from the ground up for the design of mobile touch screen UI.

    Full iPhone and Android widget sets, image uploads, easy and fast to create linked prototypes with touch gestures, animated page transitions and then to test and present your designs on mobile with a click.

    Check out the beta: http://www.fluidui.com/signup

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