Steven Hoober

Steven Hoober

Mobile interaction designer

Mission, Kansas

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Steven Hoober wrote the book on mobile design patterns, and is best known for his ongoing research into how people really use touchscreen phones and tablets. He has been doing mobile and multi-channel design since 1999, designing the earliest mobile app store and the first Google mobile search (for Sprint), several mobile browsers, many mobile sites such as, and apps for companies like Hallmark, US Bank and Cummins. Steven maintains a repository of mobile design and development information including all the content from the O'Reilly book Designing Mobile Interfaces at the 4ourth Mobile Patterns Wiki, regularly writes for UX Matters magazine, and UX Magazine, among other writing and speaking.

Areas of Expertise:

  • mobile
  • interaction design
  • design
  • information architecture
  • user experience
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training



Webcast: Executing for Every Screen: A New Philosophy of Implementation July 10, 2012 There are many ways that multi-platform development processes can miserably fail users and the business when trying to launch your project. Steven will talk about methods he's devised and used with business, analysts, and developers that help assure ...
Webcast: Applying Patterns to Mobile Design November 08, 2011 This webcast covers the intent of mobile patterns, and how to use them correctly in your design. Designed to be especially helpful for those migrating from other platforms, such as desktop web design.
Webcast: Avoiding the Heuristic Solution: Designing Mobile Interfaces January 31, 2012 In this discussion, you will learn how to avoid the safe answer, while still embracing proven patterns, best practices and user feedback.
Webcast: User Centered Execution for Mobile UX Designers February 29, 2012 In this webcast, I present the problem, and a series of philosophical changes and specific tactics to alleviate this, and to work with implementation teams to get design executed correctly.