UX London is a fantastic three-day event which opens with a day of inspirational presentations, followed by two days of practical, in-depth workshops covering core skills, strategic thinking and advanced techniques.

Luke Wroblewski

Mobile Input

Luke Wroblewski

Thursday 19 April, 14:00 - 17:30, Room: Blue 3 & 4

Please note that for this workshop you will need to bring a laptop.

Mobile devices aren’t just glowing rectangles filled with Angry Birds and Facebook updates, they’re an amazing way for people to participate, create, and collaborate wherever and whenever inspiration strikes.

But for years, the sage design advice has been to limit input on mobile devices because it’s too "hard"&emdash;screens are small, networks are spotty, and typing is hard. It’s high time to reverse this thinking and embrace the mobile opportunity instead.

Not only can we make input on mobile faster, easier, and more fault tolerant by focusing on detailed design decisions, we can go beyond traditional modes of input by taking advantage of the unique things only mobile devices can do. Luke’s workshop will do just that by covering:

  • Ways to optimize common input scenarios (like login & checkout) on mobile devices
  • Detailed interaction design patterns for input controls
  • How mobile capabilities (like location & cameras) enable innovative ways to collect input
  • Lots of examples of both immediately useful & forward looking design solutions
  • and more…

About the Speaker, Luke Wroblewski

Luke Wroblewski was Chief Product Officer (CPO) and co-founder of Bagcheck which was acquired by Twitter Inc. in 2011, author of the upcoming book Mobile First and was Chief Design Architect (VP) at Yahoo! Inc.

Previously, Luke was the Lead User Interface Designer of eBay Inc.'s platform team, where he led the strategic design of new consumer products (such as eBay Express and Kijiji) and internal tools and processes. He also founded LukeW Ideation & Design, a product strategy and design consultancy, taught graduate interface design courses at the University of Illinois and worked as a Senior Interface Designer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), the birthplace of the first popular graphical Web browser, NCSA Mosaic.