Designing for the Mobile Web
As reported in an earlier post, the W3C has chartered the Mobile Web For Social Development (MW4D) Interest Group to explore the potential of mobile technology to help bridge the digital divide. See also White Paper on Mobile Web for Social Development (January 2008). By doing so, W3C raises design and usability considerations for the mobile web from the status of an also-ran platform, secondary to other information and communication technologies platforms for the delivery of web content, to a platform deserving product development considerations based on what is unique to the mobile information space. Listed below are several recent books on designing for the mobile web with book descriptions, pricing and order information provided below the fold. [JH]
- Mobile Web Development (2008) by Nirav Mehta
- Mobile Web Design (2008) by Cameron Moll
- Designing the Mobile User Experience (2007) by Barbara Ballard
- Mobile Interaction Design (2006) by by Matt Jones & Gary Marsden
Mobile Web Development
by Nirav Mehta
List Price: $44.99
Paperback: 236 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing (February 7, 2008)
Mobile Web Design
by Cameron Moll
List Price: $19.95
Paperback: 108 pages
Publisher: Cameron Moll (January 29, 2008)
Description: Mobile Web Design, a book by industry expert Cameron Moll, provides a web standards approach for delivering content beyond the desktop. Much has been written about mobile devices. Plenty has been written about developing websites for the so-called "standards era" of the web. However, little has been written about the two colliding. This resource aims to fill that void. If you're in a position to develop for, manage, or give advice regarding your organizations foray into a web strategy for mobile devices, then this book is for you. Discover how to deliver web content to mobile devices (nearly 3 billion worldwide). Includes statistics, code samples, and more than 40 screens from actual devices.
Designing the Mobile User Experience
by Barbara Ballard
List Price: $80.00
Hardcover: 260 pages
Publisher: Wiley (April 16, 2007)
Description: Designing the Mobile User Experience provides the experienced product development professional with an understanding of the users, technologies, devices, design principles, techniques and industry players unique to the mobile and wireless space. Barbara Ballard describes the different components affecting the user experience and principles applicable to the mobile environment, enabling the reader to choose effective technologies, platforms, and devices, plan appropriate application features, apply pervasive design patterns, and choose and apply appropriate research techniques.
Mobile Interaction Design
by Matt Jones and Gary Marsden
List Price: $65.00
Paperback: 398 pages
Publisher: Wiley (February 10, 2006)
Description: Mobile Interaction Design shifts the design perspective away from the technology and concentrates on usability; in other words the book concentrates on developing interfaces and devices with a great deal of sensitivity to human needs, desires and capabilities. Features include:
- Exercises, case studies and study questions make this book ideal for students.
- Provides ideals and techniques which will enable designers to create the next generation of effective mobile applications.
- Critiques current mobile interaction design (bloopers) to help designers avoid pitfalls.
- Design challenges and worked examples are given to reinforce ideas.
- Discusses the new applications and gadgets requiring knowledgeable and inspired thinking about usability and design.