Obviously, tablets might become truly personal devices in the future as competition drives down the prices. But for now, you should assume that youre designing for a multi-user device. For example, users might be reluctant to stay permanently signed in on an app, and theyll still forget their passwords. Its also important to design recognizable application icons so theyll stand out in the crowded listings of several users apps.
Mainly, though, let’s stop cramming information into tiny peepholes. Optimizing the UI for the available screen space is a key strategy for improving usability (and thus lifting your conversion rates).
Face it. The web has gone mobile (and small).
Nielsen’s words on Mega Drop-Down Navigation are informative as well.
Having worked with interaction and graphical design for iPhone applications during the last couple of years Ive managed to pick up some lessons the hard way, and in this post I would like to share my thoughts on a couple of dos and donts.