Mobile User Experience & Design

A place for discussion on Unique Mobile related requirements.

This page is also home to the Drupal Mobile User Experience Initiative.

Objectives

  • Improve the usability of the Seven Theme for small screen and touch screen devices.
  • Design the experience of the Drupal Administration interface from the perspective of the "Mobile User".
  • Brainstorm Drupal Administration features to take advantage of the unique features of mobile devices.

This is a working group, no job postings please

stovak's picture

Three new sandboxes

Ok, so i'm writing a book for Packt about creating D7 sites for mobiles and tablets. I in the process i've created three sandbox modules that i'm hoping to take to full module status,

  1. Views Highcharts

    http://drupal.org/sandbox/stovak/1235800

    Uses the Highcharts library to graph view results without using flash. I've applied for full-project status. It's in the queue and being reviewed.

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LewisNyman's picture

Mobile Usability Testing Sprint - Facts & Findings

On the Friday of Drupalcon London we ran a Mobile Usability Testing Session on Drupal's admin interface.

View the issue spreadsheet on google docs

We had a strong turnout, with lots of enthusiasm from the testers. We managed to test the UI on the following devices:

  • Nokia N900
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
  • HTC Sensation
  • Samsung galaxy s2
  • iPad 2
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 3G

Here are some of the thoughts I came away with after the session.

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a-mack's picture

Senior Web Applications/Software Developer | Northwestern University

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

Job Summary:

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karthi.hrgiants's picture

Drupal Developer | HRGIANTS

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

HRGiants a staffing firm is looking for a drupal developer for its direct client in Richmond, VA. Send your resumes to karthikeyanp@hrgiants.com for 2-3 hours response.

Below are the job details.
Required skill:
* Excellent communicator
* Thorough working knowledge of Drupal.
* Thorough working knowledge of UberCart
* Experience integrating web sites into various offline environments.

Note : Partial telecommute option is avail.

Contact me on 510-810-2315

region13's picture

Any Drupal devs that want to easily extend to iPhone and Android, check us out, we have your solution

ApolloMatrix LLC, based in Mclean Virginia, announces the release of their drupal-to-mobile event platform for the iPhone and Android operating systems. Apollomatrix's platform is uniqely powerful in that it leverages the open source drupal web development platform to build and populate native mobile applications. This system can take advantage of all of the features of native mobile development, while freeing back end users from proprietary or overly complicated content management.

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LewisNyman's picture

Drupal 8 User Experience Sprint - Drupalcon London

Start: 
2011-08-26 08:00 - 18:00 Europe/London
Organizers: 

Mobile user experience

People are accessing with the web more and more on the move from their mobile devices. If it hasn’t already, it will be a basic expectation of any product to be just as usable from any device as it is on the desktop. Drupal has some catching up to do and then some. We need to make Drupal 8 friendly with tomorrow’s devices as well as today’s.

This sprint will focus on usability testing on a wide range of devices. Bring your phone, tablet, web enabled e-reader or gaming device.

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Jeff Burnz's picture

Design Initiative IRC Meeting

Start: 
2011-07-05 21:00 - 23:00 Europe/Stockholm
Organizers: 

We are holding our inaugural Design Initiative IRC meeting on the 5th July - if you want to have input into the initiative then be there :)

The meeting will be held in: #design-drupal (see: http://drupal.org/irc for info about IRC).

Agenda

Times and Timezones

http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/meeting?lid=5128581,2618425,2147714,539195...

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a-mack's picture

Northwestern University | Contract Software Developer

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

***** NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESUMES ********


STATEMENT OF WORK
The scope of this work may include one or more of the following projects:

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arcgroup's picture

Drupal Developer | ARC Group

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

Need a developer with good Drupal development experience

Location: Jacksonville, FL - sorry, no remote work allowed
Interview: via phone
Type: long term contract, sponsorship not available but will hire if already on H1, have GC/residency, or citizenship.

Job Duties include but are not limited to:
*Responsible for the detail design documentation, development, unit testing and maintenance of internally developed applications and externally purchased software products
*Write code for system designs that span platforms
*Code to and create Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

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Jeff Burnz's picture

Twenty Eleven theme for Wordpress 3.2

Anyone spotted the demo for the Twenty Eleven theme for Wordpress 3.2 - http://twentyelevendemo.wordpress.com

I think its worth us tearing this apart and looking at the ideas they have bought in, I've only played with it briefly and its pretty nice actually. That said my initial impression was not so favorable (omg this is lame), however the more I play around with and uncover its various features the more I like it.

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phirabreu's picture

Drupal Developer | Park Hudson International

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

Drupal consultan needed for a 3 day project. Can work off hours and even telecomute. Do need to be on site for a couple of hours in order to be brief on project. The rate is very attractive let me know if anyone is interested in some extra cash for this weekend.

skirtcheff's picture

Mobile CSS / Mobify implementation | AdMonsters

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

AdMonsters is looking for a developer or themer experienced with CSS, Drupal to implement the mobile version of our site's homepage.

We are already in the process of design and wireframing. We will be adjusting the web site (http://www.admonsters.com) homepage to the new design with our current development partners but we need someone to implement the optimized version for mobile.

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christinainge's picture

The Third Annual Drupal Design Camp Boston - June 25-26, 2011

The third annual Drupal Design Camp Boston, the Drupal community's
first camp dedicated to design, will take place again at the MIT Stata
Center on June 25-26. Each year, 315+ Drupalists gather in Cambridge
to discuss ideas and take part in interactive sessions on the future
of Drupal, focusing on everything from usability to technology from a
design perspective. Dries
Buytaert
and Joshua Porter
to keynote.

Website:

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Jeff Burnz's picture

Design Challenges

The Design Initiative has three main goals - build a new core theme, build a new collaboration site for designers, and community outreach. The new core theme initiative is well under way and we're tantalizingly close to design.drupal.org becoming a reality. What we need to do now is step up a gear and start thinking about outreach.

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LewisNyman's picture

What is 'Device Context'?

Context can mean many things, especially in Drupal. What I want to talk about is what context relates too from a device perspective.

Broadly I think this equates too:

It is device capabilities and constraints plus the fact that mobile devices are with you anywhere and everywhere.Luke Wroblewski

How does the ambiguous location of the user affect their browsing experience? Which device capabilities are going to affect how they view and use the site?

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LewisNyman's picture

Mobile Usability Hit List

A big part of any user experience is usability. It's the first step toward an engaging and seamless experience.

There are three key areas that will be the focus of the formal mobile usability tests:

  1. Navigation
  2. Readability
  3. User Input

Currently Drupal's admin interface fails one and two almost instantly on small and touch screens. All three need a wide range of tests before we can confidently address these issues. I'd like it if people could weigh in based on previous experience.

I'll be posting more about the usability tests soon.

Mobile Personas & User Stories

Mobile Verity

Verity is a part time administration assistant for a cancer support charity. She is working part time while she completes her Social Care Diploma. Before she left work to study, Verity was a Personal Assistant in the Finance Sector. Verity is in her late twenties. She is quite proficient with the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel etc.), and she uses Facebook and email but she doesn’t consider herself very good with technology.

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Jeff Burnz's picture

Design Initiative: Narrowing the use case - who are our users?

To scope this discussion - this is about our new core theme for Drupal 8 and who it will serve, and how they will use it.

Its not possible to design and build something that will suit everyone, so we have been working on narrowing it down to identify who might use our new core theme and what their needs might be.

I have expanded on this and tried to think about skill-sets, constraints, features and what type of sites might they be building.

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Jeff Burnz's picture

Design for Mobile - bikeshed!

We need to start thinking and talking about what approaches we're going to take in Drupal 8 with regards to design for mobile.

My own opinion is that we should probably be looking really closely at responsive design and how we might apply or adapt the patterns emerging in that field. The idea of "one web" and a unified design and user experience independent of device appeals to me. I don't want an impoverished mobile experience, so please don't assume what I want to see or do just because I'm on a tablet or handset.

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