Top 10 Tips When Designing for Mobile


Philcowcill (1)
Senior eLearning Specialist, Department of National Defence, Canada
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A lot of people are comfortable designing their courses for the desktop. However, designing for mobile is very different. Whether designing either a web application being viewed on a mobile device or designing a mobile application, it is significantly different that designing for a desktop. Is your content being viewed on the phone being held in landscape or portrait mode?  Did you know that knowing if the learner is right or left handed can impact on the user experience?

Learn Top 10  tips for mobile design and significantly improve the User Experience (UX) for your learners including...
  • How to setup a project for mobile design
  • How to keep objects within thumb swipe
  • How to accommodate for landscape and portrait views
  • How to determine which view to design for
  • Explain the importance of the placement of the navigation

About Phil Cowcill

He is a currently a Senior e-Learning Specialist at Department of National Defence (DND), Canada. He was hired in 1983 as an educational technologist by Canadore College. He started developing interactive multimedia products in 1984 when he was hired to be part of a team that developed Canada’s first Level III Interactive Videodisc. He contributed as the videographer, graphic designer, programmer and instructional designer.  He’s been developing “elearning” ever since. In 1995, he was hired to develop and Coordinate the Interactive Multimedia post-graduate program. It was in this program that the class produced the first online newspaper with streaming video in 1996. In 2011, he developed and taught the first dedicated Mobile Application Development program in North America. This one year program teaches non-computer science students how to develop interactive and engaging mobile apps for Android and iOS platforms. He was also previously on the team that developed Canada’s first Interactive Videodisc (IVD). He still works at home on numerous e-learning projects and commercial mobile applications. He is a published author and wrote a book for Thomson on database driven websites. The book was part of the Web Warrior Series. Mr. Cowcill also travels internationally to speak and host workshops at educational and training conferences.

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