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Simplicity in the Details: Designing Faster Web and Mobile Interactions by Giles Golborne

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Tips for Mobile Efficiency

To improve the efficiency of your mobile interface, follow these tips.

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Give Cues and Clues

One way that people improve the quality and efficiency of communication is by providing cues (hints at what to do next, like pointing or vocal inflection) and clues about whether or not the recipient understands (like nodding or frowning). Those subtle details help people steer and correct the conversation before major errors occur. Offering cues and clues (feedback) during interactions is crucial to improving efficiency.

Cues help the user understand what to do next without detailed instructions. For instance, when you enter your ...

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