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Essential Mobile Interaction Design: Perfecting Interface Design in Mobile Apps by Josh Weinhold, Cameron Banga

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Chapter 8. Making Apps Usable by All

No programmer or designer wakes up in the morning and sets out to create an average piece of software. The goal is to make something great, and the way to do that is to constantly iterate in an effort to improve (while never harming) your application’s interaction design. But how do you know what will work and what won’t? Making your app easier to use requires walking a mile in the shoes of the average user—or at least spending a few hours in their eyes and fingertips. Strive to see an app the way a common consumer sees it, and you’re on the path to success.

Knowing Your Audience

Knowing what actually constitutes an improvement to an app can be tricky. As a designer, you’re likely a computer and smartphone ...

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