Mobile Web & Form Design Workshops

by February 17, 2012

In the coming weeks and months I'll be sharing the latest design best practices I've been using and researching for mobile Web sites, apps, and Web forms. If you're interested in big picture product thinking and diving deep into interaction and visual design details, these day-long workshops are for you.

Mobile Web Design

Each day, manufacturers sell more than a million mobile devices that enable new ways for people to interact with the Web. But when they get to your Web site or application –what kind of experience will people with these devices have? Will they be delighted by your mobile Web experience or frustrated?

In this workshop on Web design best practices for modern mobile devices, Luke Wroblewski will detail how to think about and design for Web organization, actions, inputs, and layout on mobile. Through presentations, collaborative sessions, and lots of examples, you’ll learn how to:

  • Use “content first/navigate second” organizational structures optimized for small screens and mobile use cases.
  • Design for increasingly prevalent touch interactions with appropriate targets and gestures.
  • Construct forms and actions to make input on mobile easier and more frequent.
  • Manage layouts across multiple devices with ruthless editing, device classes, and responsive/flexible designs.
  • And more…

Armed with these design best practices and principles, you can make sure people have a great mobile Web experience whenever they visit your site.

Web Form Design

In the world of Web applications, forms bridge the gap between people and your product or service. From registration forms that welcome new customers to checkout forms that finalize e-commerce transactions, web forms frequently broker crucial online interactions.

Luke Wroblewski, author of the top-selling book, Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks, will walk you through design considerations and best practices of form design culled from international site-tracking, usability testing, eye-tracking studies, and over twelve years of designing web applications.

You’ll see how the interaction and visual design of web forms can make the difference between acquiring a customer, enabling participation, completing a transaction, or not. Luke will explore best practices for all types of form interaction, from plain old HTML through the highly interactive capabilities of Ajax components.

Through presentations, discussions, and hands-on exercises, you’ll learn how label alignment, primary & secondary actions, help systems, inline validation, smart defaults, selection dependent inputs, and more can support or impair different aspects of user behavior. You’ll gain a solid understanding of the best practices for your application’s specific contexts, so you can move from your form’s business goals, user needs, and context to actionable solutions.

After this seminar, you'll never look at Web forms the same way again. This seminar is perfect for anyone who wants their applications’ forms to deliver a succinct and crisp user experience.

Hope to see some of you at one of these events!