Designing for Specific Channels
In This Chapter
Examining channel-specific features
Uncovering opportunities in social networks
Examining unique channel-specific features and how they impact your UX
Uncovering potential social opportunities you may not have known existed
The message is the medium.
— Marshall McLuhan
To implement an effective UX, it is increasingly important that the experience operates on more than one channel — a smartphone, a tablet, a website, and even a smart watch. In most cases, you no longer can afford to design for a singular channel experience, unless you are designing a UX for a specific device, such as an interface for a screen attached to a treadmill. In many cases, the experience you develop could surface in a variety of technologies, which means the screen size and even the way a user interacts with ...