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Mobile Prototyping with Axure 7 by Will Hacker

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Know the platform

It's not enough to just know what functionality our target users want. We also need to know on what platforms they will be using our creations. This topic is of importance beyond Axure design, but influences some of the choices we'll make such as which widget libraries to use. Smartphone and tablet operating system creators have published user interface guidelines. These guidelines cover the interaction paradigms and design standards employed by:

  • Apple's iOS for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
  • Google's Android for smartphones and tablets
  • Microsoft's Windows phone 7 and 8, and Windows 8 for the Surface tablet
  • BlackBerry smartphones

These guidelines recommend what interaction patterns should be used in certain situations, how native interface ...

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