9. Learning Is Mobile

How to design effective learning interfaces for mobile environments

« The Backstory

Mobile learning has made many appearances throughout this book, and indeed, it’s difficult to discuss digital learning without giving mobile apps ample attention (see the discussion of games in Chapter 8, “Multimedia and Games”).

There’s no shortage of professional guidance on mobile design. Excellent resources like Designing Mobile Interfaces and Mobile Design Pattern Gallery from O’Reilly Media, as well as official developer guides from Apple, IBM, and Android, offer an excellent foundation in interface best practices. I won’t rehash what those resources have already done well. Instead, I’ll highlight some interface design issues specific ...

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